Sandgrube 13

Investment for future

In summer 2019, we started the most extensive rebuilding work in the history of WINZER KREMS, which was completed in June 2023. A new cellar, a new wine bottling plant and a new bottle warehouse were built in Sandgrube 13. It is an investment in quality and future to be able to deal better with changing climatic conditions.

Partners & sponsor

As far as possible, we took care to contract the work out to the contractors in the region.

As far as possible, we took care to contract the work out to the contractors in the region.

Progress of construction


July 30th, 2023

Since August 2019, two new cellars, a new bottling plant and a logistics hall have been built at Sandgrube 13. It is an investment in sustainability and quality improvement that will keep us competitive in the future and secure the existence of our member winemakers. This was not an expansion of capacity - only parts of the building from the 1960s and 1970s were replaced.

Under the title "Wine.Time.New", the new buildings were ceremoniously opened on July 30th 2023 by the Governor of Lower Austria, Johanna Mikl-Leitner.


March 28th, 2023

The canopy of the southern facade has been finished.


Nov. 22nd, 2022

The current construction progress

From East to West

Oct. 12th, 2022

The street height in front of the courtyard is adjusted to the the new logistic area.

Topping-out ceremony

September 7th, 2022

The carcass ot the third construction stage of our investment project was finished! On Sept. 7th, the traditional topping-out ceremony took place.

Roof construction

July 1st, 2022

The composite lumbers for the roof construction of the warehouse are in place.

What a feeling...

Mai 24th, 2022

...dancing on the ceiling! The ceiling of the logistic department is flying in.

Solid subbase

Mai 4th, 2022

The floor of the warehouse is getting concreted.

Last milestone

February 17th, 2022

The third and last phase of our investment starts with the demolition of the bottling and storage area.

Bright sight

December 22nd, 2021

The widespread windows in the west facade were installed and provide a view of the bottling plant. Daylight for our employees!

Facade finished!

December 3rd, 2021

The west facade is finished. With its typical "loess" colour, it will fit perfectly to the surrounding vineyards.

Bottling plant: ready to rumble!

November 23rd, 2021

8 weeks of raising the new bottling plant in time lapse.

Green roof: finally green

September 13th, 2021

Parts of the green roof are growing...within the next weeks, the rest is going to get green as well!

Bottling plant: floor finished

August 16th, 2021

The tiled floor of the bottling hall is finished. The construction of the bottling plant will start at the end of September.

Stainless steel barrels for the small wine cellar

July 19th, 2021

The small wine cellar, which was planned for special & limited wines, is getting equipped with stainless steel barrels.

Solar power!

July 12th, 2021

The photovoltaic panels, just in the left of the photo, are getting installed and will provide solar power in short!

Green(?)roof bottling plant & warehouse

Mai 26th, 2021

The substratum for the roof greening of our bottling plant and the first part of the warehouse is being bulked. In a few weeks, our roof will be green!

Bottling plant - roof construction

April 6th, 2021

The impressive structural composite lumbers for the roof construction of the bottling plant and the warehouse are getting installed.

Bottling plant - walls

March 6th, 2021

The walls of the bottling plant are ready. Next to it, the first part of the warehouse is already being built.

Cool after the holidays

January 11th, 2021

After the christmas holidays, the literally "cool" works start again - at temperatures below zero!

Ceiling & floor

November 17th, 2020

The ceiling of the small wine cellar (which is the floor of the bottling plant as well) is getting completed.

Moving pictures

October 23rd, 2020

Video: The creation of the new cellar

Solid foundation

October 10th, 2020

The foundation of construcion phase II, small cellar & bottling plant, is completed.

Important visit

October 2nd, 2020

The governor of Lower Austria, Johanna Mikl-Leitner, visited WINZER KREMS to take a look on the new wine cellar.

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First step completed!

October 1st, 2020

Just in time for the harvest, the new cellar was completed as the first step of our investment!

That´s why it´s called Sandgrube!

September 1st, 2020

During the demolition of the old cellar, a lot of very fine sand occured - that is the reason why our location is called "Sandgrube"!

Change of view

July 20th, 2020

The demolition of the the old storage hall is proceeding while the new cellar is being completed.

Transfer of the barrels

June 30th, 2020

The stainless steel barrels from the old cellar, which will be demolished in the next weeks, get transferred to the new cellar.


Juni 14th, 2020

The facade is getting mounted. It has the same colour as the surrounding loess soil and fits harmoniously into the landscape.


April 22th, 2020

Our new cellar has a roof now!

Corona lockdown

March 18th, 2020

Corona reaches WINZER KREMS; no works for about 2 weeks!

Mild Winter

January 26th, 2020

A mild winter allows the construction work to progress. First side walls of the new cellar are built.


December 11th, 2019

Concreting the foundation.


November 18th, 2019

No construction site without a crane!

visiting the construction site

Oktober 11th, 2019

The Deputy Governor of Lower Austria, Stephan Pernkopf visits the construction site.

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Demolition & grape collecting

September 10th, 2019

A logistical challenge: grape takeover during demolition work.

Status quo

July 26th, 2019

One of the last photos before the start of the demolition. All the buildings in middle of the photo will be rebuilt within the next years.