The roots of this historic estate in the Kremstal can be traced back almost a thousand years, when the surrounding land was used to grow a variety of different crops and fruit. Since 1786 this estate has been in the hands of the Stagård family, and has been used solely for wine production. When Urban and Dominique Stagård took over from Urban’s father in 2006, they began converting the estate to organic farming. For them, this was the only way their wines would be able to adequately express their unique terroir.
Most of their parcels are planted on the steep, rocky terraces around the town of Krems. The complex soils, favourable site exposures and temperate climactic conditions of the Kremstal help explain the region’s longstanding viticultural traditions. The terroir here is particularly suited to Riesling, a grape that has flourished in the Kremstal for centuries.
Urban and Dominique are dedicated to conveying the individual character of each site, so their portfolio is focused on single vineyard wines. They have vines planted in the Grillenparz, Schreck, Steiner Hund, and Gaisberg vineyards - parcels withsome of the best exposures and soils of the Kremstal. They also have a unique Grüner Veltliner project - a wine they age under flor for 18 months.