Wine Estate Facts
Owner: The Gager family
Estate Size: 35 hectares/86.5 acres
Production; 15,000 cases
Grapes: Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Roesler and Tannat
Vineyards: Various vineyard sites around the village of Deutschkreutz
The Gager family winery has been among the top producers in Austria since the mid-1980s. The winery was initially a source of second income for Josef and Paula Gager, but the success of their high-quality wines allowed them to make their hobby their full-time occupation in 1999. Today the Estate is a family-run business. It is situated in Deutschkreutz, a very famous wine-growing village in the middle of Austria's easternmost province called Burgenland. In this charming hilly region deep loam soil is mainly planted with a great variety of red wine grapes. The red wine variety Blaufränkisch which is typical for this region dominates. Therefore this area is also called "Blaufränkischland".
Josef Gager - winemaker and sale
Paula Gager - sale and administration
Horst Gager - winemaker, marketing and sale
Ulli Gager - administration and foreign relations
Daniela and Andreas Dostal - sale and administration
The Gager Estate cultivates about 35 hectares of vineyards. The main attention is on red wines which are produced from the following grape varieties: Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Roesler and Tannat. At the moment 180.000 bottles a year are produced.
The use of modern winemaking methods and of the newest technology together with a great love for making wine allows the Gager family to vinify great wines every year.
In 2006 a new winery was built in the center of Deutschkreutz, which sets new standards in the region. Next to rooms for tastings, seminars, and sales, there is a new impressive barrique celler and offices. There are also six comfortable guest rooms available for visitors.