The purest form of pleasure – a mirror of our nature!
Our premium brandies are a range of exquisite brandies that are produced annually in limited editions only. Pure fruit distillates that carry the uniqueness of every fruit season. Aged for several years in stainless steel tanks, glass balloons or oak barrels, they reach their full maturity. Each batch is unique.
Our brandies are made only from fresh and sweet fruits. The fruit sugar contained in the fruit is fermented in the mash and then carefully distilled so that the fruit's natural aroma is retained. The high percentage distillates are blended purely with fresh spring water from our in-house well after maturing and thus reduced to drinking strength.
The often quoted "art of distilling" fades immediately if you do not have high-quality fruit at your disposal. In our orchards apricots, plums, Williams pears other pear varieties, rowan berries and many more ripen on the tree until they can be harvested. We harvest only fully ripened, the juiciest, softest and most highly aromatic fruits. Only these fruits can become a good distillate.
After harvesting, the fruits are processed as quickly as possible. Stone fruits (cherries, apricots, plums, peaches, etc.) are pitted and pumped into the fermentation tanks. The ripe pome fruits (apples, pears, quinces, etc.) are freed of stems and core. Berries (blackberries, blueberries, rowanberries, elderberries, etc.) have their combs, stems, panicles and green leaf parts removed by destemming. This means that only the flesh and the most aromatic peels are mashed and quickly pumped into the fermentation tanks. In the tanks they are fermented gently and slowly (natural yeasts processes the available fructose into alcohol).
As with a good wine, the influence of sun, rain, soil, the special East Styrian mountain climate, the location of the orchards, can be recognized in a good brandy. Also, the different harvest years always create new and interesting differences from the same fruits.
It is a long, often tedious, but always fulfilling and inspiring way until we can present our brandies to you here.