Apetlon, Burgenland

     The Steindorfer winery is a small family operation with 25 acres located in the village of Apetlon in the Seewinkel region of Burgenland (northern shore of Lake Neusiedl). The Steindorfer family has been engaged with wine for four generations, starting in 1896 with the grandfather of the current winemaker Ernst Steindorfer. Currently Ernst' son Roland is beginning to take on all management of the winery under his father's helpful and watchful eye.
     The Steindorfer vineyards are found both around the village of Apetlon as well as near the Lake Neusiedl shore. These two areas offer all the Steindorfers need to make their wines. The vineyards near the lake have perfect conditions for all levels of sweet wines due to the warm, shallow lake and its special highly humidity microclimate, which encourages the formation of noble rot. While the vineyards in and around Apetlon are perfectly suited to dry, intense reds from zweigelt, blaufränkisch and st. laurent as well as fresh, mineraled and beautifully aromatic whites from pinot gris, welschriesling and chardonnay. Soils range from loess, to densely packed black earth, old sedimentary and sand. Total annual production is only 80,000 bottles.

Latest wine scores in International Magazines:
2017 Apetlon Rouge 2017 - 91 Wine Enthusiast
2018 St. Laurent Reserve - 90 Wine Enthusiast 
2017 Blaufränkisch Kaiserberg - 90 Wine Enthusiast 
2015 Beerenauslese Cuveé Klaus 2015 - 96 Wine Enthusiast 

Wines available:
Pinot Gris "Fuchsloch"
Apetlon Rouge
Blaufränkisch Kaiserberg
St. Laurent Reserve
"Cuvee Klaus" Beerenauslese