The Gruber family has cultivated agriculture in Röschitz since 1814. Ewald Gruber discovered his love for wines at an early age and in 1972 he took over his father’s vineyard, comprising 7 hectares of land, in Schloss Maissau. Today three siblings - Ewald, Christian and Mario -cultivate 80 hectares of vineyards around Röschitz. The main variety is Grüner Veltliner and it is also known for its production of top quality Riesling.
Röschitz, situated on the eastern foothills of the Manhartsberg mountain range, provides very good conditions for wine-growing – probably the best in the whole Weinviertel district. This is because of the unique and exceptional soils in Röschitz. Primary rock soils with granite and partly shallow loess topsoil. Thus difficult agricultural conditions and a reduced yield can lead to a big advantage for growing wine. The crystalline rock together with the rather cool climate allows for a special fruity – elegant style of wines. The vineyards lie between 250 – 320 metres above sea level. While the days are rather warm, the nights are always cool. The average annual rainfall is rather low at 490mm.
Röschitz is highly regarded for its exciting and individual styles of wines. The Manhartsberg runs between the Weinviertel and the neighbouring Waldviertel regions, and the diurnal effect of the cool evening breeze gives Ewald Gruber’s wines their “cool climate” typicity. The dry climate and the good circulation allow for extremely healthy grapes.