The Winkler-Hermaden winery is based at Kapfenstein Castle in south-eastern Styria and is now run by three brothers. The family business is committed to quality and is an organic farm. In addition to viticulture, arable farming and meadow orchards, it has special crops such as mung beans or pumpkin. The castle is also home to a hotel and restaurant. The vineyards are worked by hand from pruning to harvesting and differ in their diverse soils: volcanic basalt and tufa characterise the wines alongside sand and gravel along with shell limestone soils. Unusually for Styria, red wines make up 50% of the farm.
The Winkler-Hermaden winery benefits from the comparatively dry climate that characterises the wines. The wine lines include regional, local and estate wines that range from easy-drinking and fruit-driven wines to characterful site wines. The wines are storable.
Christof, Thomas and Wolfgang Winkler-Hermaden take over the winery.
The first certified organic harvest is harvested.
This will be the first barrel built from our own wood, which will become the new standard.
Georg Winkler-Hermaden joins the winery and makes it flourish.