About Stift Goettweig
High in the hills across the Danube River between Krems and Dürnstein stands one of the most amazing buildings you will ever see. What a discovery it was, when we finally made our way across there to find out more about this breathtaking monastery. Home to winemaking activity since 1094, fabulous vineyard holdings and none other than Fritz Miesbauer in charge of vinous ventures. I first met Fritz back when he was the driving force behind the revitalisation of Domäne Wachau. After his prodigious achievements there, he moved to Stadt Krems, and now operates the Stift Göttweig winery in tandem. The Goettweiger Berg GV is a winner year in, year out and makes for a terrifically expressive ‘first Grüner’ on any list.
About Fritz Miesbauer
Fritz Miesbauer came to the Kremstal having built a stellar reputation for himself at Domäne Wachau (formerly known as Freie Weingärtner Wachau), which he turned into one of the world’s finest cooperative wineries. Since 2003, he and his progressive team have been taking Weingut Stadt Krems to a new level. In addition, Fritz also runs the vineyards owned by the monastery at Stift Göttweig, with excellent support from cellarmaster Leopold Figl and Franz-Josef Gansberger. Fritz is a leader and visionary, adept at motivating his team into delivering the best from these world-class vineyards.