Ernst Triebaumer Winery
The family business of Ernst and Margarethe Triebaumer and their two sons is located in the well-known wine-growing town of Rust. Over the past few years Herbert and Gerhard have gradually taken over responsibility for the vineyard and cellars. 75% of the 20 vine covered hectares are planted with red wine grapes and the main focus is on the indigenous Blaufränkisch variety. The wine producers are able to draw upon the experience of several generations when selecting the appropriate vines for the respective locations. 60 year old facilities are used for harvesting the Blaufränkisch variety in Rieden Mariental and Oberer Wald. The red wines thrive in the limestone and coralline limestone soils, and the white wines in primary rock and loam soils. Protecting and nurturing the soils, selecting the appropriate method of vine cultivation and quality related foliage work help to optimise the process for producing mature and healthy grapes – the highest imperative for the business.
Chardonnay (native to Rust for more than one hundred years) dominates the white wine sector, followed by Sauvignon Blanc, Gelber Muskatteller and Grüner Veltliner. In appropriate years classic sweet wines are also produced, and the crowning of these efforts is the traditional Ruster Ausbruch.
During the 1999 World Wine Championship in Chicago, Illinois, the Ruster Ausbruch 1998 was awarded the platinum medal and 98 points, and was included in the "Top 100 Wines of the Year".