This family run winery is situated in the biggest wine growing village, Langenlois, deep in the beautiful
Kamptal Valley, Austria. This region is one of the most prestigious in Europe for rich and savory Grüner
Veltliner. When Karl Steininger took over his parent’s farm in 1980, he was “just” a farmer. His young
bride, Brigitta, had grown up on a winery, and soon Karl found himself in oenology school, then
launching the winery in 1989. The estate has 62 acres. The Steininger’s family tree has a winemaker on
almost every branch. This family history is a badge of honor for many great winemakers, including Karl,
and it is what drives him on to ensure his wines are the best possible representation of their land. Karl’s
chief lesson to his children, the next generation of winemakers at Weingut Steininger, is that good wine
cannot be rushed. It must be given the time it needs to develop, mature and evolve into the beautiful
drink in front of us today. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that Philip Blom, the Austrian wine critic calls his
Grüner Veltliner “a wine of aristocratic elegance”.
The name Kamptal refers to the Kamp river. This beautiful area is filled with culture and tourism, which
are enhanced by the numerous Heurigen, wine taverns and Vinotheques. Karl Steininger is one of the
initiators of the Loisium. The wine project is nestled in the vineyards of Steininger Winery
Classical representative of Austrian Grüner Veltliner, on the palate a hint of apple with fine herbs, lively acidity, good structure and balance, medium bodied with fine minerals and spicy finish.