Aussererhof, restored by its owners, Muri-Gries, in 2005 (put into producton in 2008) has vines covering an area of 35 hectares. The most important red wine is Lagrein, which accounts for 80% of production. The remaining 20% is shared between Blauburgunder, Merlot, Vernatsch and Rosenmuskateller. White wines include principally Weißburgunder, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Ruländer und Müller. The entire grape harvest is pressed in-house. “Here at Aussererhof in St. Michael we have 5 permanent employees and we take on a further 20 people to help during the grape harvest. Despite the extreme weather conditions experienced this year we’re still happy with the result. We always aim for the highest quality and, thanks to a great deal of dedication, we have again achieved our goal,” says Walter Bernard, estate manager and person responsible for wine growing at Muri Gries Monastery.