Falstaff Wineguide Austria/South Tyrol 2021/22

Falstaff Wineguide Austria/South Tyrol 2021/22

In the city centre of Krems on the Danube, a special part of Austrian wine culture has been alive and kicking for over 550 years, the Weingut Stadt Krems. The winery was founded in 1452 as a source of revenue for the Bürgerspital (hospital of Krems) and is one of the oldest wineries in Austria and also in Europe.

Since 2003, the winery has been managed by Fritz Miesbauer, who, together with a young, ambitious team, developed a model winery out of the basically likeable but somewhat stagnated winery. In 2020, Fritz Miesbauer was awarded the title "Winemaker of the Year" by Falstaff. As a member of the Österreichische Traditionsweingüter (ÖTW) (Austrian Traditional Wine Estates), they are successfully cultivating the most important vineyards in Austria. Among the 42 hectares of vineyards located within the city limits are historic sites such as Riede Weinzierlberg, Riede Schreck, Riede Wachtberg and Riede Grillenparz. These historic vineyards in Stein and Krems are cultivated meticulously, with heart and soul and the necessary methodical approach. This is how unique wines full of character are created. Only through careful processing of the grapes and minimalist vinification can they reflect the absolute unique quality of these precious vineyards. A range of soil structures shows the absolute diversity; from the calcareous gravel conglomerate in the Grillenparz vineyard, the slate amphibolite of the Schreck vineyard, the loess terraces to the gneiss subsoil of the Wachtberg vineyard and the barren gravel and gneiss subsoil of the Weinzierlberg vineyard. The marvellous range of wines is all due to a combination of the vineyards with their great soil diversity, the suitable climate and last but of course not least - the winemakers!


Winemaker of the Year

Falstaff Wineguide Austria/South Tyrol 2020


  • Contact Person: Fritz Miesbauer
  • Exhibitions
  • Winemaker: Fritz Miesbauer und Peter Rethaller
  • Tasting room
  • Cellar Door Sales
  • Production Style: Conventional
  • Cultivation Area in Hectares: 40


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