Trapl Winery, With the History More Than 300 Years
The Trapl winery is based in St. Stefan Stainz for more than 300 years among the panoramic natural environment of western Styria. The name Trapl was first mentioned in 1572, and the family vineyards have been present here for centuries. The Oswald family owns the winery since 1765, and the winery is immensely proud of its historical roots. Eduardo Oswald respects his family history and combines traditional ideas with modern, innovative techniques to make wines. His nephew, Fabian, also works at the estate and shares the love for winemaking. The Schilcer Rustical is pressed using an 1867 tree press. Even the bottles are filled only during a particular moon phase. Trapl wines are not aged for more than 18 months, and they develop a rich aroma and fruity taste.
Assuring the Growth of Natural, Fruity Grapes
Oswald family’s vineyards are present in the picturesque landscape between Hochgrail and Lestein in Styria. To make high-quality wines, it is essential to take care of the vines and work in a proper manner. Necessary sprays are used, and mechanical and biological crop protection measures guarantee the growth of natural, fruity grapes. The main grape varietals they use for their wines are Blauer Wildbacher, Sauvignon Blanc, Klevner, Gelber Muskateller, Weißburgunder, Chardonnay, and Welschriesling. The best grapes are used to make their top-class red, white, rose, sparkling, and dessert wines. Fermentation of wines takes place using both natural yeasts as well as yeasts from their vineyards. This is the main reason behind the unique taste and distinct character of the Trapl wines.