Winzer Krems

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History

History

Wine growing in and around Krems can be traced back more than 2,000 years. Due to the mild climate, the quality of the soil and the local wine growers' hard work, Krems and the Wachau developed into Austria’s best wine growing regions.

Wine growing in Krems

The first quality grapes were harvested in the 3rd century AD under the Roman emperor Probus (276-282). According to the "Vita Sankt Severini", Saint Severin, who lived in Krems and Mautern, retired "ad vineas", into the vineyards.


Winzer Krems milestones:

April 13th, 1938

resolution to found a cooperative wine-growers association

1943

harvest and weighing in the single vineyard "Frechau"

1956

The officials of WINZER KREMS in 1956.

1961

WINZER KREMS´ fist wine trademark: The "Kremser Schmidt" is presented.

 

 

 

1961

The winery of WINZER KREMS in 1961

1964

"Kremser Schmid"t advertisment on a tramway in Vienna

1970

Winzer Krems stand at the fair "Alles für den Gast"

1989

Franz Hellmer, managing director since 1956, retires and hands over his duties to Franz Ehrenleitner

1995

The first accordion festival at WINZER KREMS - the precursor of the GLATT & VERKEHRT world music festival

2001

Opening of the modernized filling & bottling station.

2003-2005

The most extensive rebuilding in the history of WINZER KREMS takes place from 2003 to 2005.

August 2005

Opening of the new wine cellar & wine experience tour "SANDGRUBE 13 wein.sinn"

2005

The winery of WINZER KREMS after the rebuilding

2011

The 50th anniversary of the brand "KREMSER SCHMIDT"