Steindorfer vineyard is a small traditionally-run family operation with 25 acres, located in „Seewinkel“ (corner of the lake) at the Eastern bank of the lake „Neusiedler See“. The Steindorfer family has been engaged with wine for four generations. Following this tradition, they create complex, elaborate-noted and distinctive wines reflecting the typical character of the region.
The Pannonian climate with hot and dry summers and cold winters along with temperature-regulating influence from the Lake Neusiedl, bring about long vegetation periods. High humidity and autumn fog contribute to the development of Botrytis cinerea, which is the basis for top quality sweet wines, such as Beereneauslese (BA) and Trockenbeereauslese (TBA). Favorable soil conditions from loess and black earth to sediment and sand, allows a wide range of vines to thrive in this northern part of the Burgenland - Austria´s most eastern state. The grapes are handpicked and treated as well as processed with the highest accuracy.
Ernst, who used the be the cellar master for Alois Kracher, was named the winner of the International Trophy 2005 Winery of the year. Steindorfer has a clear mission: to make wines that meet the highest demands and give rise to success.
The bird on the label is called Säbelschnäbler! Total annual production: 70,000 bottles.