Ewald comes from a family that has a very large organic winery that is successful all over the world. Ewald's dad was given the opportunity to start a new project at the 1200 year old Schloss Maissau in 2006. This has since become a passion project for the family, turning around the rustic abandoned vineyard surrounding the castle. The castle's caretaker was happy to hand over the vines to the Grubers to farm and to make wine. They nursed the land back to health and are just one vintage from being able to label the wine as organic. The two vineyards are 100% Grüner Veltliner and total a whopping 5 acres.
Philosophy: Utilizing the grounds of a 13th century castle, the Schloss Maissau, the Gruber family was able to restore these historic plots to their former glory. Ewald Gruber continued the family tradition of organic farming here. He was able to get the vineyard certified organic, his wine being the first from this part of the Weinviertel. These wines are textbook definitions of this variety from the cold windswept plains of Northern Austria, at a great BTG price point. The wines of Schloss Maissau reflect the uniqueness of Austria’s most typical variety through the combination of optimal geological and micro-climatic conditions on the Manhartsberg, which is mainly built up of granite bedrock soil. Through selection of the healthiest and ripest grapes from its south-east facing slopes exceptional wines are produced which by far excel the classic attributes of a good Grüner Veltliner and really represent their origin. The crisp and fruity Weinviertel DAC with its distinctive flavour is a village-wine made from different sites around Maissau. The 4 single vineyard Veltliners are vinified from the “Grand Crus” Steinwandl, Quittengang, Neuberg-Schanz and Juliusberg ;
Vineyard Size7 hectares
Total Winery Production42,000 bottles
FarmingCertified Organic AT BIO 301 Austria BIO