What is the “Sausaler” soil?
The “Sausal” is an island mountain which arised in the paleozoic era (older than the Alps) consists of siliceous primary rocks, free of lime because it was never overflooded by the primal ocean. From this parent rock material through alteration slaty soils originated which are very loose and because of the silicium the wines are very mineral. Due to the high part on stones the soil accumulates warmness.
We are a biodynamic winery certified by demeter. Our main branch is the winery. In addition to this we keep a herd of cattle (of course with horns) to achieve a lively farm organism (“Hinterwälder” or “Keltenrinder”). Concerning the cultivation of our vineyards we have reached – besides other positive effects - an increase in the efficiency and added value through our cattle. We gain a useful dung from our cattle to manure our soils and the grass is utilized by our cattle and transduced in valuable meat.
The biodynamic compounds are made by ourselves on our farm. Whereas the acquisition of materials we do not have on our farm causes very often problems, e.g. to get a bladder from a male red deer. Horn dung, cow horn silica from “Sausaler” silicium, stinging nettle compounds and oak bark compounds are produced from materials of our farm. The compounds are dynamised by hand.