Dry Extract Interview: Michael Moosbrugger of Schloss Gobelsburg, Kamptal, Austria
Michael Moosbrugger of Schloss Gobelsburg, Austria
Michael Moosbrugger took over Schloss Gobelsburg, one of the oldest wineries in Austria, in 1996 after growing up in a family involved in the hotel business in Lech. He has introduced numerous innovations, for example his invention of the ‘Dynamic cellar concept’ for which he developed the ‘Cask on wheels’.
Michael’s special interest lies in identifying genuine old vines, the foundation of a winery that produces authentic wines. He has studied traditional winemaking techniques and the history of winemaking which he applies to selected varieties resulting in the "Tradition" wines. Michael Moosbrugger has won numerous awards and last year his estate celebrated its 850th year of winemaking.
The best advice I ever got
Take your time.
My life motto
Qui bon vin boit, Dieu voit [If you pour good wine, you see God in the wine]
I am currently reading
Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky
My most played music track
Grigory Sokolov, The Salzburg Recital.
If I didn’t do my current job I would be
Skill I don’t currently possess but would like to have
My favourite kind of exercise
I relax while
I am in my bathtub.
My essential newspaper/magazine
My desert-island wine
I have learnt a lot from
My last meal and sip will be
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