• Solarblume © Houdek
  • Bienen © Raimo Rudi Rumpler
  • Weingartenbegrünung © Weingut Cobenzl

Sustainable cultivation

Sustainable cultivation has been at the centre of agriculture and, in particular, viticulture for many years. The Winery Cobenzl Vienna is one of the first Austrian wineries whose sustainable cultivation has been certified. The certification has been developed by the Österreichischer Weinbauverband (Austrian winegrowers’ association) and by the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB).

Sustainable plant and climate protection

The Winery Cobenzl Vienna employs organic pest control. The European grape berry moth, for example, is one of the most common insect pests of grapes. We do, however, not use conventional insecticides but pheromone traps to prevent moths naturally and efficiently.

Since 2007, the Winery Cobenzl Vienna has produced its own energy with a photovoltaic system covering a roof area of 304m2. This type of green electricity from the roofs of the winery reduces CO2 emissions by up to 80 tonnes per year. The winery also boasts a solar thermal system covering an area of 18m2 to heat water in an environmentally-friendly way. The system produces about 9,500 kWh of hot water per year.

"Sustainable viticulture is vital for us and includes soil conservation, a production that is low in emissions and protects resources as well as an integrated marketing and sales concept. The successful certification of our sustainable management methods has confirmed our approach!"

Thomas Podsednik, manager of Winery Cobenzl Vienna