Our decisions are what sets each of us apart. We chose to live in harmony with nature. Responsibility and sustainability have served as our unfailing compass for generations.

This philosophy now has a face: we are leading drivers behind the “Sustainable Austria” seal by the Austrian Winegrowers Association, awarded for sustainable winegrowing. Applicants must pass a strict audit to earn it. Certification starts in the vineyard and encompasses the complete harvest, maturation and bottling process. Economical water and energy usage and use of machines are taken into consideration alongside social aspects. For more information: www.nachhaltigaustria.at

Certified by the Lacon Institute.

"Sustainable winemaking has always been one of our top priorities. The Sustainable Austria seal of approval shows that this is anything but lip service."

– Josef Ehmoser

Common Ground

We love the fact that animals love our vineyards almost as much as we do. We regularly host deer, rabbits and partridges, as well as a wide range of insects and birds. Each year we watch the meadow flowers blossoming among the grape vines, and our nut and cherry trees go through their seasonal cycle before our eyes, from bud to delicious fruit. We preserve and promote the spectrum of life in our vineyards by pursuing gentle, nature-friendly viticultural methods, notably marked by plenty of hand labor. Biodiversity and the fertility of the soils — that’s what matters to us.

Chirp, chirp, chirp

Distinctive bird calls frequently ring out through our vineyard. One tropically colorful yet exceptionally rare bird clearly feels very much at home with us: the European bee-eater. This species of migratory bird, which lives in colonies and grows to up to 28 cm, spends from May to September in our loess walls. They dig tunnels as deep as a meter and a half, with a nesting chamber at the end. They are agile fliers and catch their food out of the air. They also devour stinging insects such as wasps and bumblebees.