Wine Estate Facts
Owner: Andreas Eder
Estate Size: 3 hectares/7.5 acre
Production; 1,700 cases
Grapes: Riesling Grüner Veltliner, Muskat and Traminer
Vineyards: Süssenberg, Silberbichl and Raubern
The wine-grower family Eder cultivates vineyard acreage of 12 hectare in Mautern which is located in the famous Austrian wine region Wachau. The wine-growing estate Eder produces its Federspiel and Smaragd wines on three hectares. They are made from the vineyards Süssenberg, Silberbichl and Raubern - which are the most renowned locations in Mautern (the first documented wine growing community in Austria).
For the most part the wine is produced according to the branded quality categories Steinfeder, Federspiel and Smaragd. The annual production accounts for 20.000 bottles.
Our quality assurance is found in the Code of the Wachau which says:
For the Vinea Wachau, wine is a completely natural product, one which represents its area of origin and the distinctions of the area as well. The Codex Wachau is a declaration of dedication to natural wine production and the strictest of controls in the categories of Steinfeder, Federspiel and Smaragd. Absolutely no chemical-change processes or taste-altering changes are permitted.
The main types of wine are Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. The types of aromatic wine are Muskat and Traminer which complete our product assortment.
The grapes for our Smaragd-wines grow on 40 year old vines.
The harvest is done manually with at least three repetitions per harvest. The Smaragd-harvest takes place rather late in the year - usually in November. The bottling is done not before April or May of the following year.