Nikolaihof dates back almost 2000 years to Roman times and is the oldest wine estate in Austria.
A combination of tradition and strict adherence of biodynamic principles lie at the heart of the winemaking philosophy - the Nikolaihof estate is certified with Demeter. The vineyards cover approximately 20 hectares, with plantings of Riesling, Gruner Veltliner, Weissburgunder, Malvasia, Neuburger and Chardonnay.
The biodynamic philosophy is evident from the vineyard through to the winery and no synthetic sprays, chemical fertilisers or weed killers are used. No genetically-modified enzymes or yeasts and no artificial concentration methods are employed. Naturally occurring yeasts carry out fermentation and winery practices are undertaken only on suitable days in the biodynamic calendar (bottling is only carried out on fruit days). The results of this meticulous approach are wines that express pure varietal character and a distinct sense of place.