Weingut Schloss Gobelsburg   Kamptal, Austria  
 
 
 
  The Zwettl Monastery was founded in 1074 and in 1171 the Monks of Zwettl were granted their first vineyards: Heiligenstein & Gaisberg–the oldest documented sites in the Kamptal. The estate and Castle Gobelsburg was controlled by as many as 19 different families between 1074 and 1740, and in 1786 absorbed the famous Kammern Winery and vineyards. Two hundred years later Eva and Michael Moosbrugger were granted the winemaking and viticulural contract in 1996, and with the help and guidance of Michael’s mentor Willi Bründlmayer, the winery has regained its prestige and considered to be a leader in quality and innovation.  In 2006 Michael Moosbrugger was awarded as ‘WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR’ by the Austrian magazine  Falstaff,  the highest award given to an Austrian winemaker, and in 2009 and 2010 the estate was acknowledged as ‘ONE OF THE TOP 100 WINERIES OF THE YEAR’  by Wine & Spirits Magazine.  

Schloss Gobelsburg maintains a large number of parcels in Erste Lagen, or 1st Growth, vineyards in the Kamptal, including the mineral-rich, crystalline slopes of the Gaisberg and Heiligenstein planted to Riesling, and the deep loess soils of Renner, Grub, and Lamm planted to Grüner Veltliner.  The winery continues to utilize organic winegrowing and has benefited from the fact that the monks of Zwettl Monastery began these practices as early as 1958.

While many international cellars are attempting to produce clean, uniform wines, Moosbrugger is convinced that the future Gobelsburg lies in individuality and character.  As a high level of technology is necessary to warrant uniformity, Moosbrugger believes that individuality can only be achieved through the reduction of machines. Moosbrugger developed the 'Dynamic Cellar Concept' for Gobelsburg in which wines are no longer pumped from one location to the other, but transported in 'barrels on wheels' from one section of the cellar to the other.

A hallmark of the estate are the ‘Tradition’ bottlings of Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. Having read the meticulous notations of the Cistercians at the estate over the past 150 years, Michi pays homage in his role as cellar master, responsible for the ‘education’ of his ‘pupils’ –wine- while leading them through elevage; as opposed to acting as ‘winemaker,’ whose decisions in present day Austria are generally to preserve aromatics and fruit through extremely reductive methods.

Vineyard area: 49 hectares
Top sites: Heiligenstein, Gaisberg, Lamm, Renner
Soil types: Volcanic sandstone, mica slate, and alpine gravel
Grape varieties: 50% grüner veltliner, 30% riesling, 8% zweigelt, 12% pinot noir 
 
  Website: http://www.gobelsburg.at/
 
  Wines:      
  Note: * indicates limited item, please consult your sales rep for availability size formats other than 750ml may not contain wine information.      
 
Brut Reserve RD, Gobelsburg 2001    
Brut Reserve, Gobelsburg      
Brut Reserve, Gobelsburg     (1500ML)
Gruner Veltliner 'Gobelsburger', Gobelsburg 2013    
Gruner Veltliner 'Tradition', Gobelsburg 2011    
Gruner Veltliner 'Tradition', Gobelsburg 2011   (1500ML)
Gruner Veltliner 'Tradition', Gobelsburg 2012    
Gruner Veltliner 'Tradition', Gobelsburg 2012   (1500ML)
Gruner Veltliner Eiswein, Gobelsburg 2013   (375ML)
Gruner Veltliner Lamm, Gobelsburg 2012    
Gruner Veltliner Lamm, Gobelsburg 2013    
Gruner Veltliner Lamm, Gobelsburg 2013   (375ML)
Gruner Veltliner Lamm, Gobelsburg 2013   (1500ML)
Gruner Veltliner Renner, Gobelsburg 2012    
Gruner Veltliner Renner, Gobelsburg 2013    
Gruner Veltliner Steinsetz, Gobelsburg 2012   (375ML)
Gruner Veltliner Steinsetz, Gobelsburg 2013    
Gruner Veltliner Steinsetz, Gobelsburg 2013   (375ML)
Pinot Noir Alte Haide, Gobelsburg 2011    
Riesling 'Gobelsburger', Gobelsburg 2012    
Riesling 'Gobelsburger', Gobelsburg 2013    
Riesling 'Tradition', Gobelsburg 2011    
Riesling 'Tradition', Gobelsburg 2012    
Riesling 'Tradition', Gobelsburg 2012   (1500ML)
Riesling Gaisberg, Gobelsburg 2012    
Riesling Gaisberg, Gobelsburg 2013    
Riesling Heiligenstein, Gobelsburg 2012    
Riesling Heiligenstein, Gobelsburg 2013    
Riesling Heiligenstein, Gobelsburg 2013   (375ML)
Riesling Heiligenstein, Gobelsburg 2013   (1500ML)
St. Laurent Haidegrund, Gobelsburg 2011    
Zweigelt 'Gobelsburger', Gobelsburg 2011    
Zweigelt 'Gobelsburger', Gobelsburg 2012    
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
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