Schloss Gobelsburg is an historic winery in the Kamptal wine growing region of Austria, to the north west of Vienna. It was founded in the 12th century by Cistercian monks and was, until 1995, still run by monks who made the wines here from wonderful old vineyards.
In 1996, winemaker Michael Moosbrugger took over the winemaking responsibilities on a long term lease. Moosbrugger adopted a gently revisionist attitude, changing the winemaking processes and restructuring the vineyards, but only where necessary. This thoughtful approach, for instance still using mostly natural yeasts for fermentation, allows the wines a certain freedom and the tradition of historical practices to continue.
The food friendly grüner veltiner grape makes up around half of all production, followed by about one-quarter riesling. A considerable proportion of the wines are exported and increasingly appreciated for their intrinsic food-friendly qualities. Smaller amounts of red wine are also produced here.