Elegant. Precise. Typical of the variety.

Wine culture in one of the most famous wine regions in the world

In our winery STRAWANZER, formerly winery Donabaum “In der Spitz”, wine has been vinified since 1602.

Year after year, precious grapes ripen on about six hectares of vineyards, 80 percent of which are located on terraces. They are the basis for our varietal wines – on old vines with long maturation periods.

Our varieties:
White wines such as Grüner Veltliner – the number 1 of the Wachau – Neuburger, Rieslings, varietal Muscat and Sauvignon Blanc. In addition, elegant red wines.

Why our wines are of the very finest quality:

• We harvest the grapes in several harvesting passes.
• We limit ourselves voluntarily
• We consistently thin out grapes
• We handle our grapes with absolute care – this applies to the entire process of wine making.

As a member of the “VINEA Wachau Nobilis Districtus”, we have also committed ourselves to the strict quality code of this association.
Quality wines are offered in the categories Steinfeder®, Federspiel® and Smaragd®.


The stylistics of the individual varieties in our winery are characterized not least by the different soils.

The Grüner Veltliner from the Willendorf loess terraces is outstandingly fragrant. Classic, spicy, peppery is the note of the same variety representatives from Spitz, where also elegant, mineral Rieslings find the appropriate conditions. And even the Sauvignon Blanc, with which we have been “experimenting” for some time, shows its richness of facets in the form of multi-layered aromas, fine cassis-gooseberry notes and full-bodied flavor.

In order to meet the demand for red wines, a few years ago a site with old Zweigelt vines in a valley cut spoiled by the sun was leased and re-cultivated with great effort. Since then, red wine lovers have been able to enjoy first-class rosé, sparkling wines and cuvées in Zweigelt, Merlot, Roesler and Cabernet Sauvignon.


The Setzberg is the gateway to the Spitzer Graben – the place where great wines grow. Many things are different here than a few kilometers further back in the Graben: The vines here are rooted in weathered gneiss, and the temperature differences between day and night are also not as strong.
This creates a contrast to the other wines.

WINES Vineyard Setzberg


The 314 m high hill is the landmark of the market Spitz. The vineyard got its name a long time ago. It is said to have yielded up to one thousand buckets of wine! That would represent a yield of about 56,000 liters! Today, excellent wines grow on the 1000-Eimerberg, which is characterized by some of the steepest stone terraces in the entire Wachau region. The crystalline weathered soils provide excellent conditions for classy wines.

WINES vineyard 1000-Eimerberg


The Offenberg vineyard is located in the heart of the Spitzer Graben. In the western Wachau around Spitz, the original rock of the vineyard soils is repeatedly marble. Like gneiss, the Spitzer marble is a metamorphic rock of rock formation. In the Offenberg, even parts of slate rock can still be found.
This unique soil formation shapes world-class Riesling.



Gasslreith combines the Steinporz and Setzberg vineyards. Steep terraces, poor soil of gneiss and slate and a cool breeze from the valley characterize this vineyard. The care of the vineyard is especially difficult here, because it cannot be accessed by tractor.



The Hartberg is oriented from the south to the southeast, and thus belongs to the very high locations. The location can also be described as rather cool.



Willendorf is located not far from Spitz. There, our Sauvignon vines grow on a hillside with slope terraces. There the cool breezes of the Danube blow.