Alwin and Stefanie's winery dates back to the 16th century, making it one of Austria's oldest estates. The Jurtschitsch family bought the property in 1868 and in 2010 Alwin and his wife Stefanie took over and have taken the winery from strength to strength ever since. Their first step was to convert to organic farming and place sustainability and site expression at the heart of their winemaking practice. They also started to cut down on the number of hectares they cultivate so they could dedicate their time to their top vineyards. Alwin and Stefanie produce some of the most highly regarded single vineyard Rieslings and Gruner Veltliners in the Kamptal. They also produce some stellar Champagne Method sparkling wines from local varieties.
Stein is a typical Kamptal wine. Down-to-earth, but with precision and drinkability, it reflects the Kamptal spiciness, freshness and minerality. The grapes were selectively harvested by hand and brought to the press house unharmed in stackable boxes, destemmed and pressed at low pressure after a few hours of maceration. Vinification was carried out in stainless-steel in the 700-year-old natural cellar. Subsequently, the wine was matured for some time on its fine lees, which again emphasized the complexity.