On a recent trip thru Austria, a visit to Lower Austria afforded the opportunity to visit some of the best wineries in Austria. Austria makes some of the best white wines in the world and some very good reds as well. Thanks to climate change, they are having more consistently excellent vintages and few poor ones.
A stop at Schloss Gobelsburg proved well worth the time. The building hosing the winery dates back to 1171 when it was founded as a Cistercian Monastery. The monks were also gifted land for vineyards in the surrounding area.
In 1958, Father Bertrand Baumann was put in charge of restoring the estate and it reputations for winemaking. The property, still owned by the Cistercians, soon revived its reputation. In January 1996 Schloss Gobelsburg – the estate and its vineyards – were acquired by Willi Bründlmayer and Michael Moosbrugger through a long-term lease. Today the estate and winery are managed by Michael. The oldest part of the cellar dates back to the castle facilities of the 11th century and over the years, the cellar has been continuously expanded.
Some of Schloss Gobelsburg’s holding include two of the best vineyards in Autria, Heiligenstein and Gaisberg as also site between the two hills, the Grub. We were given a tour of the facilities by the highly energetic father-in-law of the owner, Peter. Many thanks.
Tasting notes from the tour include:
Prior tasting notes from Schloss Gobelsburg can be found here:
Of course, the database of tasting notes is searchable if you are looking for something in particular.