The winery "Strauss vulgo Schopper" is in the municipality of Steinbach Gamlitz
in the Austrian wine region südsteiermark
, It has been family-owned since 1810. The name "Strauss" did not appear in the family chronicle until 1948, when Karl and Johanna Strauss took over the business that their son Karl continued to run. From the two sons Karl jun. (Company logistics, wine fairs) and Gustav (vineyards and winery) the company is run today. The white varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Welschriesling, Morillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gelber Muskateller, Gewürztraminer and seedling 88, as well as the red varieties Blauer Wildbacher, St. Laurent, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zweigelt are cultivated. The wines are marketed in several lines. The "Classic" line comprises light, fruity wines with a lively acidity, which are aged in steel tanks. The “Gamlitzberg” line includes wines with high fruit and ripening potential. The "Steinbach" line includes wines from Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc aged in the same wooden barrel. The long-lasting wines of the “Reservé” line are made from the very best grapes and aged in French barriques for up to 18 months. When the weather is good, dry berries and ice wines are also pressed.