Wine-growing has been part of the House of Esterházy for more than 250 years, and it has evolved to today‘s standard of quality with the opening in 2006 of a state-of-the-art new winery near Eisenstadt.
Nature-friendly cultivation is highly important for all Esterházy’s wines. They avoid the use of herbicides and insecticides, practicing natural methods that animate the vines to root deeply in the soils. The “Leithakalk”, a unique regional marine limestone, lends minerality and structure to the wines.
Organic methods are used daily in the vineyards. For example, during the bud break phase, they spray fine seaweed dust mixed with sulfur and copper for the mineral strengthening of the vines. The diversity of the sites, the different soils, and the climatic particularities define Esterházy wines as special representatives of the region.