Winkler-Hermaden – a Family-Owned Winery Established in the Region of Kapfenstein
The Winkler-Hermaden Winery is located in Kapfenstein in Austria, as the fourth generation of the family operates both the winery and their hotel Schloss Kapfenstein. The family has been living in the Kapfenstein Castle for more than 100 years, and they manage a wine estate that is spread over 100 hectares. The land includes forest, meadows, orchards, farms, and vineyards in this lovely district of Austria.
The Winery with 40 Hectares of Vineyards Keeping Organic Farming and Sustainability as a Main Focus
Their winery has around 40 hectares of vineyards planted, keeping in mind organic farming and sustainability guidelines in their viticultural decisions. Apart from the vines, Winkler-Hermaden Winery manages fruit orchards, forests, and many sheep. Georg and Margot Winkler-Hermaden own the estate and run it with the help of their ten family members. Georg inherited the castle from his father in 1977 and together with Margot, set up the winery in 1986.
The family at Winkler-Hermaden Winery owns the estate and runs the winery, hotel, and surrounding crops with the help of their ten family members.
All Work is Done by Hand Using Organic Methods to Protect the Surrounding Environment and their Vineyards
The region has adequate rainfall and good soils that are perfect for the cultivation of vines. Their vineyards are present in many locations, including Schlosskogel, Rosenleiten, and Kirchleiten. Workers at Winkler-Hermaden do all work by hand and use organic methods to protect the surrounding environment and their vines. The main types of grapes that grow are Sauvignon Blanc, Muscaris, Welschriesling, Weißburgunder, Grauburgunder, Traminer, Blauer Zweigelt, Merlot, and Pinot Noir. The winery produces world-class red, white, rosé, sparkling, and dessert Austrian wines.
The Winkler-Hermaden Winery complex consists of two distinct parts, The Dragon Cellar for red wine fermentation and the Lion Cellar for the white wines. There is minimum intervention during winemaking, and it gives a great flavor, aroma, and structure to their wines.