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, started in 1896 by the great-grandfather of Roland Steindorfer. Following this tradition, we produce complex, nuanced and distinctive wines with a character typical of the area. The Pannonian climate and the favorable soil conditions of Northern Burgenland enable the production of high quality wines.
The wine region Neusiedler See offers perfect conditions for all levels of sweet wines due to the warm, shallow lake and its special, highly humid microclimate, which encourages the formation of noble rot. On the other hand, the light soils shape the character of the wines and promote the quality wines from their village, Apetlon. The vineyards that belong to Steindorfer are also found on the lakeshore.The Pannonian Climate: Hot dry summers and cold winters along with the temperature-regulating influence of 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 Beerenauslese (BA) and Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA)
Soil: The highly diverse soil structure, from loess and black earth to sediment and sand, allows a wide range of vines to thrive.
Grape varieties: apart from the leading white varietal, Welschriesling, mainly Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) and Chardonnay, as well as aromatic varieties, are found in the area. Red varietals planted here are Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, St. Laurent and Blauburgunder (Pinot Noir) as well as newly added international varieties. Whether fruity and charming or matured in barriques, from un-grafted vines or as cuvée blends, the red wines of the Neusiedlersee region are clearly on the track to success.
Production: In Burgenland, you will find more and more red varieties being planted. Ernst Steindorfer has produced numerous award winning red wines for many years. 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: 80,000 bottles.
Latest wine scores in International Magazines:
2016 Blaufränkish Reserve - Wine Enthusiast 94 points
2016 St. Laurent Reserve - Wine Enthusiast 93 points
2017 St. Laurent Reserve - AWC Gold in 2019
2017 Apetlon Rouge 2017 - Wine Enthusiast 91 points
2018 Pinot Gris Fuchsloch - Wine Enthusiast 90 points
2015 Beerenauslese Cuveé Klaus 2015 - Wine Enthusiast 96 points