The winemaker from Ötztal initially only intended to supply his parents' hotel with his own wines, but his passion for wine production soon gained the upper hand. Martin and his wife Doris decided to move to Burgenland. They found an old winegrower's house in Weiden am See and converted it into a modern bed and breakfast, the SCHEIBER Wein & Gästehaus. Because in addition to wine pressing, hospitality is in their blood.
Today, the Scheibers produce not only the "Blaufränker" - as Martin Scheiber calls his favorite variety - but also several other grape varieties such as Welschriesling, Chardonnay or Zweigelt. Blaufränkisch - matured in wood, as a rosé or as a frizzante - is still the flagship of the entire production of around 20,000 liters a year. The majority goes to Tirol.
"My customers come from a wide range of industries, but mainly from the hotel/gastronomy business and I know them all personally," reports the winemaker. It goes without saying that Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl belongs to this select circle. Gurgl Carat is also supplied with first-class Scheiber Wines.
"Burgenland’s sun gives strength to my wines while the inspiration for them comes from the Ötztal Alps. You can taste it,” says the winemaker from Tirol, who has also held the office of viticultural chairman in Weiden am See since last summer.