Weingut KRUG is located in the thermal spring region, which is said to be “Austria’s Burgundy”. With its special climatic conditions and the loamy and limestone soils, it is truly a vein of gold and offers excellent conditions for cultivating a variety of grapes.
The Krugs have been cultivating wines in Gumpoldskirchen since 1746. In 1998 the wine cellar was relocated and a modern, functional winery operation erected amidst the vineyards. Today, we cultivate 35 hectares of the best locations in the thermal spring region, and are committed to natural grape cultivation. We place great emphasis on diligent care of the vineyards, as well as on the strict selection of healthy, ripe grapes. For ageing the wines we employ a kind of treasure vault that only very few wine estates worldwide afford:
Wines from the best vintages.
Area: Thermal Region
Specials: Already the ancient Romans recognised the advantages of the thermal spring region. Even today, "Austria's Burgundy" with its climatically favourable conditions along the thermal fault line is considered a true gold vein. The weather conditions and the loamy and limestone soils offer ideal prerequisites for vibrant, multi-faceted white and red wines such as Rotgipfler and Zierfandler, which are typical for the region, but also for red wines with a long ageing and storage potential. At the same time we make sure that the wines also promise great drinking enjoyment while they are still young.
Bestseller: KRUG Die Versuchung rot
Best wine: KRUG Privat 2012, Cabernet Sauvignon; AWC Gold Medal, 93 Falstaff Points; 17 Points Gault&Maillau Austria
Best location: Ried Kreuzweingarten
Location details: "Kreuzweingarten" (“Cross Vineyard”) at the end of Gumpoldskirchen, below the panorama road, was named after the local chapel. The site ranks among the oldest in Gumpoldskirchen. Here, Rotgipfler and Zierfandler grow together on deep, loamy soil. A classic mixed blend from Gumpoldskirchen.
Best year: 2012 was a perfect year for our reds and whites.
Awards: Salon Weingut 2016: Alt-Österreich / autochthone Rebsorten; AWC Vienna 2016: 3/3 Sterne Weingut; 5 x AWC Goldmedaillen 2016; Four wines among the ´Top 100 wines of Thermenregion´,
Countries we export to: Deutschland und Schweiz
Mission statement: Gustav Krug strives to do justice to the prototypical nuances of the grapes. This is his aspiration. For this reason he counts on natural cork, the best raw ingredients and natural handling of the vines. In this way he has excellent success at imparting a natural, distinctive flavour to his wines.
Our MSE 2017 Statement: We are looking very much forward to meeting sommeliers from all over the world, tasting wines, discussing trends and innovation in our industry.