The winery, first mentioned in 1918, is located in the Kapfenstein municipality in the wine-growing region Vulkanland Steiermark (Austria) near the border with Slovenia, It has been managed by the third generation of Georg Winkler-Hermaden since 1981, who became the master winegrower in 1986 Silberberg completed. The castle on Kapfensteiner Kogel, which was mentioned in a document in 1065, belongs to the family. An attraction is the 350-year-old "long cellar" with a length of 60 meters, which was renovated until 1997. This is where the red wines mature in barriques, as well as seminars, tastings and cultural events. The wines are pressed in the “Löwenkeller”, which is carved into the mountain and is over 200 years old. The additional "Dragon Cellar" is an extension from 1999.
The vineyards cover 40 hectares of vines, including the leased vineyards of the Graeflich Stuergkh Winery (Domain Stürgkh) in 2004 Kloch counting. The outstanding locations are Hinteregg, Kirchleiten, Lidlberg, Rosenleiten, Schlosskogel and Winzerkogel (Kapfenstein), as well as Hochwarth and Ölberg (Klöch). Half of them are with the red varieties Blauer Zweigelt. Merlot, Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) St. Laurent. Cabernet Sauvignon and Roesler, as well as the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc. Gewurztraminer. , Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) Morillon, Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Traminer. Riesling and Muscaris planted. The vineyards are made according to certified rules bio-organic farmed. These include humus fertilization, all year round greening with sowing of legumes and repeated mulching in the year.
Depending on the type of wine, the wines in the stainless steel tank, in the large wooden barrel or in Barrique expanded. Have been since 1986 used. They are made from the wood of the Kapfenstein oaks from our own forest. The wines are produced in the lines of local wines, Styrian classic STK, first STK location and large STK location. The flagship is the red wine "Olivin" (Zweigelt), which has been aged in barrels for 24 months and is named after an olive-green crystal rock found at Kapfensteiner Kogel. Around 180,000 bottles of wine are produced annually. There are also fine brandies ( fruit. rape ), bottle-fermented sect and vinegar generated. The winery is a member of the winegrowers' association Styrian terroir & classic wineries,