The winery, first mentioned in 1918, is located in the municipality of Kapfenstein in the winegrowing area Volcano country Styria (Austria) near the border with Slovenia, It is led since 1981 in third generation by Georg Winkler-Hermaden, who in 1986 was the master winegrower in Silberberg completed. The castle on Kapfensteiner Kogel, which was mentioned in documents as early as 1065, is owned by the family. One attraction is the 350 year old "Lange Keller" with 60 meters in length, which was renovated until 1997. In this mature red wines in barriques, as well as seminars, tastings and cultural events instead. The wines are pressed in the over 200 years old "Löwenkeller" carved into the mountain. The supplementary "Drachenkeller" is an annex from the year 1999.
The vineyards cover 40 hectares of vineyards, including since 2004, the leased vineyards of the Gräflich Stürgkh'schen winery (domain Stürgkh) in Kloch counting. The outstanding locations are Hinteregg, Kirchleiten, Lidlberg, Rosenleiten, Schlosskogel and Winzerkogel (Kapfenstein), as well as Hochwarth and Ölberg (Klöch). They are half each 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 certified according to rules bio-organic farmed. These include humus fertilization, year-round greening with sowing of legumes and repeated mulching in the year.
Depending on the type of wine, the wines are in the stainless steel tank, in the big wooden barrel or in Barrique expanded. Already since 1986 used. They are made from the wood of the Kapfensteiner oaks from their own forest. The wines are produced in the lines Ortswein, Styrian Classic STK, Erste STK Lage and Große STK Lage. The flagship is the red wine "Olivin" (Zweigelt), matured for 24 months in barrique, which was named after an olive-green crystal rock occurring at the Kapfensteiner Kogel. Every year around 180,000 bottles of wine are produced. There are also brandies ( fruit. rape ), bottle - fermented sect and vinegar generated. The winery is a member of the vintners' association Styrian terroir & classic wineries,