The traditional winery is located in the municipality of Kitzeck in Sausal in the Austrian wine region südsteiermark, The roots go back to 1757. Karl Schauer laid the foundation stone. Today, the 23rd generation of the family is run by sons Stefan and Bernhard Schauer. Some of the vineyards are located in extremely steep vineyards that can only be cultivated by hand. The longest family-owned farm is 12 hectares in the vineyard Gaisriegl, which are among the most important of the company. The layered wines made from Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling grow with them mineral embossed aromas. The winery is also located on the Gaisriegl Buschenschank and guest house. There are further areas in the vineyards Einöd, Goldes (Sauvignon Blanc), Mellacher (Sauvignon Blanc), Hinteregg, Höchtemmel (Weißburgunder) and Kittenberg,
Around 95% white wine varieties are grown. The two main varieties are Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, more are muscatel. , Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Morillon ( Chardonnay ) and Zweigelt, Environmentally friendly management takes place in 100% manual work. Through selective hand picking only healthy and physiologically mature Grapes for processing.
The quality pyramid is divided into three lines. These are regional & terroir wines ( ancestry typical Wines from various vineyards), local wines (from preferred vineyards within Kitzeck in Sausal) and Rieden wines (strictest selection from the oldest vineyards). Depending on the type of wine they are in the stainless steel tank, in the large wooden barrel or in expanded. It will also Frizzante and bottle-fermented sparkling wine produced.