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We have been managing our winery in Zaußenberg near Königsbrunn in the Wagram together since 2003, today with a total of 15 hectares of vineyards. Our single-site vineyards Mordthal, Himmelreich, Steinberg, and Schlossberg with their loess, tertiary gravel and sandstone soils, together with the mild climate of the region, offer the best conditions for Roter & Grüner Veltliner, Roter Traminer, Pinot Blanc and Riesling, as well as the Blauer Zweigelt and St. Laurent varieties.

As is customary in Austria we run our winery, founded in 1912, as a family business. In 2003 we took it over from Josef's parents as the 5th generation of winegrowers, and have made it what it is today.

Although the next change of generations is still some years ahead of us, the handover has already been planned, together and for a long time. Johannes will one day follow in Josef's footsteps, and he is already involved in all our decisions today. Teresa's opinion is also important to us, and will remain so.



All of our vineyards are on historical sites in Wagram, a widely visible terrace of glacial loess. The soil therefore consists of loess, but also sandstone and tertiary gravel.

Ried Mordthal, the site name "Mordthal" probably comes from an old term for a narrow valley without an exit, which was used during the Stone Age as a strategic hunting aid. Here, the hunters cornered mammoths and killed them, as documented by many bone findings.

Wines: Roter Veltliner Ried Mordthal, Grüner Veltliner Ried Mordthal (from autumn 2018), Roter Traminer Große Reserve


Ried Himmelreich is the highest point in the village of Zaussenberg, where our winery is located. Many vineyards were given their old names based on their altitude: "Plafond (Ceiling)", "Gloria (Glory)", "Engelberg (Angel’s Mount)" and also "Himmelreich", which means "at the top".

Wines: Grüner Veltliner Ried Himmelreich


Ried Schlossberg is a pure loess site, whose name refers to the mountain behind Winkelberg Castle in Mitterstockstall. It is the local mountain of the castle, so to speak. One of the best locations with an almost Pannonian influence, which makes the style of  Wagram Grüner Veltliner from loess, which is called baroque by some, so unique.

Wines: Grüner Veltliner Ried Schlossberg


Ried Steinberg is one of the largest, but also one of the best locations in Wagram.

Josef Fritz: "For me, it’s the ideal location for Roter Veltliner: dry and hot, just what this indigenous variety needs. Nowhere else does it thrive as well and as healthily as here."

The name comes from the stony sandy soil, which alternates with loess here. At the foot of the mountain, loess dominates and merges further up into sandy loess over a stony subsoil. Tertiary gravel dominates at the top, almost 370 metres above sea level. Steinberg is one of the very highest sites in Wagram.

Wines: Roter Veltliner Ried Steinberg, Roter Veltliner Ried Steinberg Privat, Riesling Ried Steinberg (from autumn 2018), Grüner Veltliner Sandstein, Pinot Blanc Reserve, Chardonnay Große Reserve, Zweigelt Reserve


Riede Schafberg is one of the highest single sites of the Wagram. The ground consists of fine sand crossed with gravel. The north-eastern orientation and the prevailing wind guarantee a long growing season of the grapes, moderate gradations and therefore predestined the Schafberg for light, fresh and very mineral wines.

Wines: Grüner Veltliner Ried Schafberg


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JOSEF FISCHER Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Ried Steiger 2017

This excellent grüner veltliner is abundant, distinct and very generous. The opening can be considered impressive, but not as much as the mouthful. Its nose is pure and fresh, with notes of pink grapefruit and celeriac. The attack is intense and abundant, whereas the drink tastes rich, wide and very long in the finish, getting directly to the hypophysis.

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Marjan Simcic Rebula Opoka Medana Jama Cru 2017 / Golden colour with amber shades.Elegance on the nose: fruits, spices, gentian, dried orange, star anise and apricot jam in the finish. Thick and crunchy palate with a very long-lasting persistence. 97 points

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