The winery is located in the municipality Spitz on the Danube
in the wine region Wachau
in Lower Austria. After theoretical training at the College of Viticulture in California Napa Valley
and the engineering school Wädenswil
(Switzerland), as well as practical experience in many wineries such as Pine Ridge Winery
in California, New Zealand, Tuscany and Germany, as well as 14 years of management (viticulture, enology, marketing) from Castle winery Graf Hardegg
Peter Veyder-Malberg founded his own winery in 2008 in the Weinviertel. Its objective was to be exposed terraces
with mainly old vines
to acquire and before the clearing
to preserve or reactivate.
The vineyards cover four hectares of vineyards in the Bruck, Buschenberg, Hochrain, Kreutles, Liebedich and Weitenberg vineyards. They are only with the two types of white wine Green Valtellina
planted. The majority of the vines are at least 20 to 60 years old (as of 2013). The vineyards are managed according to biological guidelines, whereby pure, very elaborate manual work is used. The highest quality criterion is the processing of healthy grapes without Botrytispilzbefall
, Due to the conviction that nothing can be improved in the basement, people work in the basement without much technology. The character of the vineyards should not be added enzymes
Pure yeasts fining
and temperature controls etc. are changed. The vineyard is the focus as a quality determining factor.
The “Brandstatt” project was started in 2009. This steep, exactly south-facing location in Elsarn / Viessling at about 400m above sea level on pure mica slate soil has always been one of the best vineyards in the so-called "Spitzer Graben". It was cultivated manually until 2005, then cleared by the owner at the time, and the old stone terraces were also left to decay. The vineyard was bought by Peter Veyder-Malberg in 2009. He set himself the goal of saving and recultivating this piece of authentic Wachau. First the fallow land was cleared of undergrowth and the dry stone walls were gradually repaired. Riesling was planted in spring 2010. You can already look forward to this wine.