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The Franz Hirtzberger winery is located in the municipality of Spitz on the Danube in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region of Wachau. The family has been growing grapes on a farm dating back to the 13th century for five generations. Franz Hirtzberger is one of the doyens of the Austrian wine scene. He is also known as "Mister Singerriedel" after the famous vineyard. Today, Franz Hirtzberger Jr. is the fifth generation of the family to be responsible for the traditional winery. In 2000, the completely new and modern cellar was put into operation. The vineyards cover 30 hectares in the Axpoint, Donaugarten, Hochrain, Kollmitz, Rotes Tor, Schlossgarten, Setzberg, Singerriedel and Steinporz vineyards. They are 100% cultivated with the white wine varieties Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, Chardonnay, Neuburger, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Gelber Muskateller.

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