Schloss Gobelsburg wines
Schloss Gobelsburg is considered to be the oldest continuously operated winery in the Danube region of Kamptal and one of the oldest in Europe. Here the history of viticulture can be traced back to the 12th century. The company has been run by Eva and Michael Moosbrugger since 1996, in the venerable walls below Gobelsburg Castle, which celebrated its legendary 850th year in 2021. Their goal lies in the passionate preservation and continuation of the centuries-old history of this cultural asset. The cellar master Franz Karner ages the wines slowly and freshly in large neutral wooden barrels. The company is well known for its preference for historical winemaking, which is expressed in the wines called "Tradition" which refer to winemaking techniques dating back at the beginning of the 19th century
Schlossstrasse 16 A-3550 Gobelsburg, Austria
Some of Austria’s finest vineyards belong to Schloss Gobelsburg, these being the vineyards on the terraced Heiligenstein and Gaisberg as well as the hollow site between the two hills, the Grub.
The terroir of these hills and hollow sites are very diverse – each exemplifying their own unique nuances. The hills have porous rocky soil containing mica-schist and gneiss, as well as basalt in some places on the Heiligenstein. The soil within the hollow is fertile loess 4 to 8 meters deep. On the adjoining lower sites there is loess and loam mixed with some brown and sandy soil. The Gobelsburg plateau which is south of the château, has vineyards that rest upon pebbles and gravel that was transported here by the “early Danube.” Additionally, there is a topsoil of about 0.5 to 1.0 meter consisting of black and loamy soil and loess.