The Schloss Gobelsburg winery is located in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region Kamptal, The history of the winery is closely linked to the Zwettl Cistercian Monastery, founded in 1138 by the Kuenringer Hadmar I (+1138). In 1171, the then owner of Gobelsburg Castle came from Burgundy Cistercian monks an economic courtyard with vineyards still managed today. After the monastery vineyards had grown over the centuries to the south of Wien , it became necessary to create a central point of contact for the monastery's wine activities. Therefore the castle was bought by the monastery in 1740 and the central cellar of the monastery was built in it. From 1958, Father Bertrand Baumann, who later became Abbot of Zwettl, headed the winery and made the "Gobelsburger Messwein" a well-known brand. Since 1996 Eva and Michael Moosbrugger have been the winery and castle with the participation of the winemaker Willi Brundlmayer guided.
The vineyards cover 75 hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Heiligenstein. Gaisberg. grub. lamb, Renner and Steinetz, which are characterized by different soil and microclimate conditions. They are 75% with the white wine varieties Green Valtellina and Riesling, as well as 25% with the red wine varieties Zweigelt. Pinot Noir. St. Laurent and Merlot planted. The best locations are after sustainable Principles managed. In 2015 the certificate "Sustainably produced wine from Austria" (according to the requirements of the Austrian Wine Association) was issued. Even the monks at Zwettl Abbey used only organic ones fertilizer, did without weed killers ( herbicides ) and practiced a reduced use of Pesticides,
An innovative technique in winemaking is called "Dynamic Cellar Concept". To avoid pumps, the wines are transported in “barrels on wheels”. Depending on the style, they are fermented in steel tanks or wooden barrels. The maturation takes place in large or small oak barrels, which are made exclusively from oak wood from the nearby Manhartsberg. The "Tradition" line shows the personality that the Grüner Veltliner and Riesling varieties can develop with the expansion philosophy from the mid-19th century. For the first time in the 2001 vintage, attempts were made to re-apply the old traditional practices.
The premium products include various regional, local and vineyard wines (Grüner Veltliner and Riesling). It will also be a altar wine (Grüner Veltliner) and bottle-fermented sect. Around 200,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. The winery is a member of the winegrower community Traditional wineries Austria, whose chairman Michael Moosbrugger has been acting since 2008.