Weingut Taggenbrunn is located in one of Carinthia´s best wine-growing regions. The southern exposure with lots of sun, the rolling vineyards as well as the perfect slate soil provide best requirements for top-quality viniculture. These favorable natural conditions as well as the experience, effort and passion of our winemaker Hubert Vittori guarantee for excellent wine. On the castle´s hill different areas were cultivated, connected through a well-spaced path system. This elaborated system keeps vintage as well as maintenance of the vineyards efficient. Grüner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, Traminer, Muskateller as well as Zweigelt and Pinot Noir grow at Weingut Taggenbrunn. Alfred and Andrea Riedl, owners of Weingut Taggenbrunn, rely exclusively on latest technology and take utmost care about ecological standards as well as sustainability.
WINE-GROWING IN CARINTHIA
Wine-growing in Carinthia was officially documented for the first time in 822 A.D. Some more notes about viniculture in the southern part of Austria exist from the 9th century. Back then, it was mainly the Church that was committed to the support of wine-growing.Today the monasteries of Arnoldstein, Millstatt, Ossiach, Viktring, St. Georgen/Längsee, Griffen, Eberndorf and St. Paul still have written documents about the growing and processing of wine back then. Today the centre of Carinthian wine-growing is located in the area of St. Veit/Glan with the lake Längsee as well as the Castles Taggenbrunn and Hochosterwitz. Entrepreneurs and owners of Weingut Taggenbrunn, Alfred and Andrea Riedl are true "wine-growing pioneers". They are also mainly responsible for this latest development in Carinthia as they were already planting grapevines at their estate back in the nineties. Today, more than 20 years later, the vineyards around Taggenbrunn Castle cover an area of around 40ha.
WINE-GROWING IN AUSTRIA
Austria is looking back at more than 2000 years of history in wine-growing. In today´s region around Eisenstadt (Burgenland) grape seeds were found in a tomb from around 700 B.C. These seeds can be clearly linked to the "vitis vinifera", a cultivated grape vine. Also later, in the Celtic era, grapes were not only eaten, but also processed. When a couple of hundred years later the Romans came, wine-growing became really popular. But later, in times of the Migration Period around the 5th century A.D., viniculture almost came to a standstill. Only approximately 200 years later, at the instigation of the Church, wine-growing became more important again.
The farmers shop is open from Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
9300 St. Veit/Glan
Tel. +43 4212 30 200
wine-shop online: shop.taggenbrunn.at