The historical roots of Tegernseerhof go back over 1000 years. Holy Roman Emperor Henry II granted the Benedictine monastery of Tegernsee two oxgangs of land in Wachau. In 1176, Tegernseerhof was built and named after its owner.
Today, Tegernseerhof is owned by the Mittelbach family. The winery has been in their possession for five generations. The name has been preserved, like the ancient knowledge of viniculture, passed on from one generation to the next.
The Tegernseerhof vineyards are located on the best slopes of the Wachau region. They are characterized by steep terraces of primary rock, with optimal exposure to sun and wind.
The result is an incredible wealth of different aromas, reflected in the different Smaragd wines of Tegernseerhof. Whether Grüner Veltliner or Riesling, each wine has a personality all of its own.
Kellerberg (literally ‘cellar mountain’) is arguably Austria’s most famous wine-growing mountain; and our vineyards lie in a particularly favoured spot. The wind has brought in volcanic loess, adding fertility to the soils beneath the rocky terrain of the vineyard.
The Kellerberg slopes, facing South to South East, meet the narrow Flickatal (Flicka valley). This is a cold valley with a micro-climate of its own, characterized by a cool and steady Southern wind.
The unique climate lends the Smaragd Kellerberg its unmistakable cool elegance. Connoisseurs speak of an aristocratic charm, a fascinating mix of aromas, engaging and aloof all at once.
Ripe and juicy on the nose, elegant and subtle on the palate, with a fresh taste of stone fruit on the finish, the Kellerberg gives a creamy explosion of fruit. It is an excellent wine for formal dinners and has the potential to age well. Weingut Tegernseerhof