The winery is located in the municipality Straden at the foot of the Saziani mountain in the wine-growing region Volcano country Styria (Austria). That until then from the country Styria Farmed estate "Saziani" was taken over in 1971 by Rupert Neumeister and combined with their own vineyards. From 1981 the company was run by Albert and Anna Neumeister. Since 2009 son Christoph is responsible. A new wine cellar built step-like into the hillside was opened in 1998, as well as a new barrel cellar and tasting rooms in 2003. The restaurant Saziani Stub'n and the hotel "Schlafgut" Saziani are operated in close contact with the winery.
The own vineyards cover 30 hectares of vineyards in the layers Klausen and Steintal (Erste STK locations), Moarfeitl and Saziani (Large STK locations) and Buchberg, Silberberg, Weissenberg and Ingerl. Furthermore, also grapes of 4 hectares are supplied by contract producers. It will be the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Yellow muscatel. , Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Morillon ( Chardonnay ) and Traminer, as well as the red wines Zweigelt and Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) cultivated and processed. Since 2013, the management of all vineyards to certified guidelines of the Organic viticulture, These include, among other things, renunciation of art fertilizer and herbicides, Pest control by means of predatory mites and paraffin oil, as well as greatly reduced use of fungicides through rigorous foliage work.
The selective harvest takes place in several tranches with the goal of fully ripe grapes, which are hand-picked in 20-kg boxes. The final quality control is done manually on a shaker desk. In the basement, gravity is used for the most careful processing of the grapes. Before the Press takes place on all varieties an extensive , The wines are depending on the type of wine in the stainless steel tank, in the traditional big wooden barrel or in expanded with intensive yeast contact. They are marketed in the lines Territorial Wines, Ortsweine, Erste STK Lage and Große STK Lage. Every year around 140,000 bottles of wine are produced. It is also bottle fermented sparkling wine. grape juice, Noble fires. vinegar. Grapeseed oil and Verjus generated. The winery is a member of the two winegrower associations Styrian terroir & classic wineries and winegrower volcanic land.
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