Few wineries can claim such a long and diverse history as Fuchs-Steinklammer. The estate dates to 1697 and is indeed an interesting marriage of history, contemporary winemaking and the fusion of two passionate winemaking families in Vienna. In 1989 Kurt Fuchs took over the family winery and married Helene Steinklammer, merging both his passion for wine and his passion for love. Kurt is a second generation winemaker and is responsible for the wineries vinification processes and the wide range of varietals at hand; Helene traces her legacy back through 300 years of winemaking tradition, honoring this history by completed her education in viticulture where she became known by the title of ‘Viennese Wine Princess’ prior to marrying Kurt Fuchs and is now a certified sommelier with a focused gaze on creating finely tuned and distinctive wines. They are joined by their two sons, Stefan and Alexander, who are carrying on this love for winemaking: Stefan - completing extensive educations in viticulture while Alexander in natural resources, each adding a distinctive innovative and contemporary flair to the family business and are now responsible for management of the vineyards and cellar. The estate is in the process of being certified organic. The vineyards are in two very different areas both geologically and climatically being separated by the Danube River: one on the northern side of Vienna with light loess soils and is produces their Gruner Veltliner Bisamberg, Welschriesling and red Gemischter Satz , while the other at the southern edge of the city with its heavier clay and limestone soils produces their Gemischter Satz DAC, Gruner Veltliner and Cabernet Franc.
All vines are planted in the southern part of the city, in the 23rd district which has heavy clay and limestone soils. Hand-harvested and awarded the “slow food” certification for its traditional heritage, vinification and as a sustainable product.