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Solomon Undhof

The winery is located in Stein in the west of Krems in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region Kremstal has an old tradition. The ancestors of the Salomon family were Danube boatmen in the salt trade as their main occupation and traded wine on the side. In 1792, after secularisation under Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790), the family acquired the abandoned Capuchin monastery "Claustrum ad undam" (Kloster Und) and the associated farm. Until 1977, the now independent Salomon Fritz Winery (Oberstockstall-Wagram) was a dependency. From 1927 onwards, Fritz Salomon (1905-1971) was one of the first bottlers in Austria and is considered a pioneer of natural, dry vinification, even against the trend of the time. Salomon wines were already exported to America in 1935. In 1987, the monastery, which was newly renovated by his son Erich Salomon (+2007), was opened with a wine museum, event rooms and one of the first regional vinotheques. He was mainly responsible for the vineyards

His brother Dr. Bertold Salomon was managing director of ÖWM and now runs the winery. The vineyards cover a total of 25 hectares of vines in the predominantly south-facing and terraced vineyards Kögl, Pfaffenberg, Hund, Wachtberg and the sole ownership of Wieden. They are planted with the white wine varieties Riesling (50%), Veltliner (47%) and Gelber Traminer (3%). The "Riesling Kremser Kögl" was the "EU-President's wine" in 1998, as it was served at several meetings of EU heads of state and foreign ministers. The winery is a member of the two wine associations Traditionsweingüter Österreich and Tu Felix Austria. From Schloss Grafenegg, vineyards on the Pfaffenberg are leased, from where Riesling wines are pressed. Apricots are also cultivated

The great uncle of Edith Salomon (1914-2001), wife of Fritz Salomon, Father Johann Nepomuk Hinteröcker (1819-1872), emigrated in 1866 from Spitz (Wachau) to South Australia. After a three-year stay in the Clare Valley at the vineyard "Seven Hills", he founded the St. Ignatius College in Norwood. In 1995, Bertold Salomon followed in the footsteps of his family by buying vineyards in the Finniss River wine-growing region about 45 km south of the capital Adelaide and founding the Salomon Estate. He had already imported Australian wines in the 1980s as a member of the board of Schlumberger and responsible for purchasing. Mike Farmilo, who had previously worked as Head-Redwine-Maker for Multi Penfolds, is responsible for vinification at Salomon Estate. The varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz are cultivated. A Shiraz cuvée is dedicated to the ancestor Johann Nepomuk Hinteröcker.

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