“…when we are no more, so let’s live life joyously as long as we may.” once sang Hans Moser and Paul Hörbiger ardently. Our approach to wine isn’t quite so apocalyptic, though if the recent months have taught us anything, it is that get-togethers over a fine wine are no longer as matter of course as they used to be. In this regard, we are perhaps best-guided by a well-worn German maxim: “Celebrate whenever the opportunity presents itself.”
In our Castle Hotels & Mansions family, wine has always played a central role. We have winegrowers by whom you can reside, winegrowers by whom you can celebrate, and winegrowers who simply grow wine.
Weingut Winkler-Hermaden and Schloss Kapfenstein
Schloss Kapfenstein lies surrounded by vineyards, high up in the Vulkanland region of Styria. A truly magical place, with hosts that are more magical still. It was Georg and Margot Winkler-Hermaden who shaped the fortunes of the winery. Under them, the original 4 hectares of land used to cultivate wine were multiplied tenfold. Today, their sons Wolfgang, Thomas and Christof all work on the estate and continue the innovative spirit. 21 varieties of grape are cultivated here according to strict organic principles. Daughter Katharina, together with her husband Johannes, runs Hotel & Restaurant Schloss Kapfenstein. Under the culinary direction of Martin Winkler-Hermaden, Gourmet Days have currently been proclaimed at Schloss Kapfenstein. So, what more are we waiting for!
about the castle about the winery
Surrounding Langenlois, one of the most famous wine-growing areas of Austria, lie the vineyards of the Bründlmayer family. Belonging to the winery, the Renaissancehof stands in the town center and offers three small apartments. Their multiple-award-winning cuisine focuses on regional products from the Waldviertel and is perfectly complemented by hand-selected wines. If ever you happen to be in need of a brief escape, they currently offer a package on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays certain to quicken the pulse of everyone with a gourmet heart.
about the Heurigenhof about the winery
Schloss & Weingut Englar
We need waste but few words on the beauty of South Tyrol. Where the Alps kiss the Mediterranean climate, only fabulous things can possibly result. And in the midst of this we discover Schloss Englar, where wine has been cultivated since time immemorial. The climate, the soils and a love for nature combine to lend the castle wines their unique character. Since 2014, they now also press their own wines. All of the grapes come from their own land and are then processed and bottled at the Gutshof, which rises above the vineyards. Their assortment of wines includes: Weissburgunder, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Gewürztraminer, Vernatsch and Blauburgunder. Needless to say, in the 500-year-old West Wing with eight guest rooms, you will also reside in splendor.
about the castle about the winery
Weingut Schloss Gobelsburg
The history of Schloss Gobelsburg extends back to the 12th century. Which makes it the oldest castle and wine estate in all of Kamptal. In addition to being a renowned wine estate, Schloss Gobelsburg also enjoys a good reputation as an event location. In fact, the spacious inner courtyard regularly hosts weddings and celebrations of every kind, comfortably accommodating up to 200 guests. Hostess Eva Moosbrugger, in her own amiable way, guarantees perfect organization and a successful occasion. “Celebrate whenever the opportunity presents itself”, a saying that has never been more apropos than here at Schloss Gobelsburg.
about the castle and winery
Weingut Sepp Moser
Yet another member of the Castle Hotels family is Weingut Sepp Moser. It excites guests with Demeter-certified wines and a 150-year wine-growing tradition. The spacious Atrium is the perfect location for your wedding or festivities. If you are indeed planning a wedding, the Atrium is officially authorized to host civil wedding ceremonies. In this unique ambience and accompanied by the finest wines, your celebrations are certain to be even more beautiful than you could possibly imagine.
about the Atrium and winery