History and Successes of the Weingut Rabl
Langenlois im Kamptal
In 2009 we won 3 Langenlois champions and were crowned “Winery of the Year”. At the “Mundus Vini” we entered 3 wines and won 3 gold medals (all over 90 points). At the “Austrian Wine Challenge” we were awarded 3 stars 3 x in a row. Plus we are listed in all Austrian wine guides. The lateste news is – we have been voted “Winery of the Year” by the leading Swedish wine journalist.
In 2008 we won the “Sweet Wine Trophy” at the “Decanter” in London with our Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2006 and at the “IWC” in London the Ice Wine Trophy for our GV Eiswein 2006. Riesling Steinhaus 2007 was the winner of the “by the glass” at the sommelier awards and the RI Steinhaus 2008 gold medal winner. Since 1991 our wines have constantly represented at the Salon of Austrian Wine, whereby the Riesling Steinhaus managed 5 x in a row.
The 2005 vintage of our Käferberg won the “Austrian White Wine Trophy” at the “IWC” in London in 2007.
In 2006, we won the “Decanter Worldwineaward” Decantertrophy the best white wine in the world with the GV Käferberg of 2004.
In 2004 we received the award “Best Austrian Winery” at the “Vinitaly” in Verona.
Neben mehreren Landessiegern wurden wir 1991 zum ersten mal “Salonsieger”, welches sich 2007 wiederholte.
Rudolf Rabl junior joined the business. Start of increase in vineyard area from 20 ha to 75 ha.
Rudolf Rabl senior joined the business in 1968.
With the GV from Käferberg – vintage 1950 – he was the regional winner in the Kamptal-Wachau area in 1951.
My grandfather Karl Pell started to fill bottles with wine in 1946. He was one of the first to fill 0,7 litre bottles. Even back in the 50’s my grandfather was filling Riesling from Schenkenbichl and Grüne Veltliner from Käferberg from different vineyards.
My great-grandfather Ignaz Deibl sold wine in wooden barrels to local guesthouses around 1900.
Mixed agriculture has been practised since 1750. A part of the stone-vaulted cellar is today over 300 years old.