Location: Weinviertel, Austria
About Gruber Röschitz
Gruber Röschitz is a pioneering winery in the Weinviertel wine-growing region of Niederosterreich, and has given new impulses from which the whole region benefits. Its focus lies in the perfect interaction between "inside" and "outside", between vineyard and cellar, parents and children.
The Gruber Röschitz 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.