In Kamptal, just north of the Danube, resides Brunn, a family owned and run winery. Winemaker Karl Steinschaden and his family are dedicated to traditional practices, completing the harvest 100% by hand in small cases. The old estate vines produce low yield with very high quality grapes.
The character of the wine is defined by the soil of the vineyard and the climate of the region. An optimal climate leads to wines of elegance while preserving the unique flavors of the grapes.
Brunn practices traditional fermentation in small tanks using native yeasts in order to enhance the beautiful typicity of its vineyards. The winery has a very old historic subterranean cellar where their wines can mature in perfect conditions. Both normal barrels and large neutral vats are used to prevent the wood from overpowering the wine.
Ried Stein (the village where Brunn is located) is listed as one of only 52 "Erste Lage" vineyards. This classifies them as having some of the most outstanding vineyards in country. The winery also owns the oldest traditional basket press in this part of Europe, dating back to 1564 A.D. This Renaissance era basket press has never left the village. Originally used by the Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig near Krems, which also had vineyards in Engabrunn, it eventually found its way to the makers of Brunn.