In the year 1999 Rudolf Gottwald, also founder of the family-run enterprise, Elektro Gottwald Anlagenbau Service, laid the foundation for the wine shop in Melk in Lower Austria near the blue danube.
Many books were read, wines all over the region were obtained, tasted, rated and – if favoured – they were put in storage. Additionally, courses were visited in order to obtain further knowledge about wine. It is an interesting, but also a delicious hobby. There is always something to explore. Therefore, what could make more sense than opening a wine shop?
An appropriate cellar was already available. It was revitalised, the sales room was created and arranged and, finally, the wine shop was set up. The wine was exclusively bought from our region - the Wachau - as Melk is also known as „Tor zur Wachau“ (transl. „Gate to the Wachau“).
OUR MOTIVATION – QUALITY AWARENESS
For us, quality is ranked first. Originally, we wanted to offer wines from the very near region. Top-quality wines from the Wachau, the Kremstal and Kamptal - just to name a few - were chosen. However, as our clients are also interested in wines from other regions of Austria, we are keen to discover new wines and wineries in order to extend our range of wines offered. Nevertheless, our focus will always stay on the Wachau.
11 years after the wine shop’s foundation Rudolf Gottwald’s son, Peter Gottwald, decided to recreate the wine shop as well as the online shop. The whole online shop was modernised, the inventory control system has been improved in order to stay up to date.
Our goal is also to distribute austrian wine internationally. We are confident that austrian wine is able to keep up with international ones. Especially with white wines we are able to offer top class products.