The winery is located in the free town of Rust in Burgenland (Austria). It has been family-owned since 1889. Today, the winery is managed by Rudolf Bachkönig. The vineyards cover 12 hectares in the Bandkräftn, Geyer, Greiner, Kraxner, Plachen, Ruster, Satz, Umriss and Vogelsang vineyards. Half of the vineyards are planted with the red wine varieties Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and half with the white wine varieties Welschriesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Grüner Veltliner, Neuburger, Muskat-Ottonel and Gewürztraminer. The vineyards are cultivated in accordance with the KIP (Controlled Integrated Production) guidelines, including cover crop and the use of no artificial fertilisers. The yield is limited to a maximum of 4,000 kg/ha of grapes.
The red wines ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and are then aged in large wooden barrels or in barriques. The white wines are aged in stainless steel tanks or traditional wooden barrels. Some of the white wines are also aged in barriques for large vintages. The premium wines include Ruster Ausbruch, the red wine cuvée "R1" (Blaufränkisch, Blauburgunder) and Blaufränkisch. The winery is a member of the Cercle Ruster Ausbruch winegrowers' association.
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