Our vineyards are located within a radius of 10 km in the
Wagram region and are the cornerstone of our success.
Along the path of the Danube in Lower Austria runs a loess cliff up to 40 meters high:
The name of this traditional wine-growing region can be traced back to the 12th century.
Wagram is derived from "Wogenrain" and describes the deep layer of loess that was formed from the ice age deposits of the primordial sea; it is special soil that gives the wine of this region its unmistakable character.
Climate wise, the Pannonian plain brings warm air from the East,
while cool air flows down from the Mannhartsberg in the North.
This combination of warm days and cool nights creates particularly fruity and aromatic Veltliner,
but Riesling and white and red Burgundy varieties also feel very at home here.
The Wagram has a lot to love!
For Bernhard Ecker, nature is the basis of all life.
Through careful observation and with as few interventions as possible, he protects the wine's innate potential,
which stems directly from location and terroir.
The winery has a long tradition of natural cultivation methods and
maintenance through hand-work that is tailored to each individual vineyard.
We do not use pesticides, fungicides or insecticides and work organically - logically!
In order to maintain soil fertility, we make use of "green manure", a particular set of cover crops that give nutrients back to the soil.
We also plant cover crops that attract beneficial insects, and we work hard to conserve our valuable natural resources.
We treat nature with respect, and in so doing, we ensure constant top quality without compromise -
clarity, finesse, and longevity in our wines.
Our vineyards are in the best locations around Kirchberg am Wagram, Ruppersthal and Großweikersdorf.
The most famous location and practically our local mountain,
the Schlossberg vineyard,
(historically called Vogtei Winkelberg), is located in Mitterstockstall at 240m above sea level.
Grüner Veltliner, Gelber Muskateller, Weißburgunder, Grauburgunder, Zweigelt and Sankt Laurent
are all cultivated on this gentle southern slope with thick loess soil.
Between Ruppersthal and Großweikersdorf, at 320m above sea level, lies
the Steinberg vineyard,
whose name is derived from the stony subsoil.
Grüner Veltliner, Roter Veltliner and Riesling thrive on this south-east facing, weathered primary rock soil topped with loess and sand.
The Mordthal vineyard,
formerly a Stone Age hunting settlement, is located in the municipality of Ruppersthal at 290m above sea level.
In addition to Grüner Veltliner, Roter Veltliner, Blauer Burgunder and Zweigelt also thrive on these
loess soils with a high proportion of lime and clay.
You can find more information about our vineyards in the downloads.