A cozy place with wine & coffee
In Styria, the Buschenschank* is a long-standing cultural asset. We ran our Buschenschank for more than 40 years, then we decided it was time for a well-deserved breather. Our Buschenschank in the classic sense remains closed this year. But because we cannot do without conviviality and coziness, the Buschenschank becomes a wine-cafe – try wine, with space to linger. The picturesque landscape contributes to the atmosphere, our terrace provides the frame. One, two or three glasses of wine – ‘heart, what more do you want’.
*The Buschenschank is a local business where a farmer or proprieter is allowed to serve his products (drinks and cold dishes). Mainly wine, local bread, cheese and meat, all from ingredients on the farm.
Opening hours: Mo–sa, public holidays, 8–18 o’clock.
Noble brandy has always been distilled on our farm. In the past, the focus was on the quantity – but for around 50 years we have only been committed to the highest quality. Almost everything is traditionally distilled from the local orchards. The quality of the fruit is crucial. Careful manual selection of the fruit and meticulous, gentle processing with modern technology gives the distillates an authentic signature. The distillation itself is a continuous game with temperatures. The noble brandy obtain their clarity and delicacy through the column process (double distilled). Similar to the wines, the Classic line stands for fruit-aromatic schnapps, while the depth and finesse set the tone for the so-called Auslese (Selection). Zigarrenbrände (cigar brandies) are old reserves that are aged in new barrels for years. Dense and compact, they accompany a pleasant evening with or without a cigar.
A partnership was founded in 1974 from the friendship of two families. This was at a time when the Styrian wine industry was at the beginning of its success story and the wheel for Styrian viticulture was reinvented. Initially using the simplest of means and tools, a decent wine-growing business developed over three decades. In honor of this period, seven original Styrian wines are still being pressed today and traditionally sold under the name Dreisiebner & Muster.
By the way: In the original cellar, which probably originated around 1850 (unfortunately no one knows exactly), we store our archive for full, aged wines.We steadily monitor these wines and will continue to do so over the coming decades – in order to gain knowledge for the next innovations.
Courage to Experiment
Our wine brand ‘MOTIF’, is the framework in which we operate our “out of the box” ideas, and in which the uncommon can lead. After two series of our ‘MOTIF’ fine wines we are now in the mood for something new: VERMOUTH. We think the time has come to give this old drink new emphasis. Wine, Brandy, Herbs. White, Rosé, Red. With these 3 ingredients, 3 varieties, 3 colors. Bringing this fine tradition to your glass again.
World Wide Wineries – Freundeskreis Edition
Due to the frost capers in spring 2016, our harvest was very limited this year. This especially affected the classic wines. In summer 2017 we contacted friends from all over the world and asked whether we were allowed to produce wine from their home, in their region, from their grapes. In order to import them to Austria later in finished form. So we ended up in Germany, Slovenia, Piemonte-Italy and New Zealand.
The pure wines arrived at the beginning of 2017 and we are allowed to offer them under the temporary edition MUSTER.Freundeskreis. We are really proud of each one. For example, Gelber Muskateller (Yellow Muscat), 2016, Piemonte-Italy, Reinhard Muster and Roberto Sarotto or Sauvignon Blanc 2016 New Zealand, together with Nick and Peter…
We find this approach very exciting, it was a lot of fun and we came back with a new and innovative experience. And: the tough spring frost over here gave us the perfect excuse to make an international visit.