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at a glance

The viticulture in the area of ​​today's estate Wilfersdorf goes back to the 14th century.

 In 1136, Hugo von Liechtenstein was the first bearer of this name to be mentioned. He had named himself so after the Liechtenstein Castle, situated south of Vienna. In the centuries to follow, the family was able to expand their holdings considerably by acquisition, primarily in Lower Austria and in the South-Moravian territory. At the end of the 16th century, the three brothers, Karl, Maximilian and Gundakar, initiated a new era in the history of the family. Karl was elevated to the rank of Hereditary Imperial Prince in 1608, while his brothers were raised to the rank of Hereditary Imperial Prince in 1623.


Princely viniculture

Otto IV of Maissau bequeaths the Castle and Estates of Wilfersdorf to Christoph II of Liechtenstein on January 29th, 1436, with the consent of Duke Albrecht V of Austria. Among others, the testament mentions viticultural areas as “accessory” property.



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Acquisition of the County of Vaduz

by Prince Hans Adam von Liechtenstein

Prince Hans Adam von Liechtenstein acquired the Fiefdom of Schellenberg in 1699 and the County of Vaduz in 1712. On January 23rd, 1719, Emperor Charles VI unified the County of Vaduz with the Fiefdom of Schellenberg by a certificate and elevated them to an imperial principality named Liechtenstein.


Ratification of the Contract of Purchase

of the Country of Vaduz by Emperor Charles VI

The purchase of the Fiefdom of Schellenberg and the County of Vaduz was ratified by Emperor Charles VI on March 7th, 1712. With the acquisition of the County of Vaduz, also Herawingert passed into the possession of the Princely House. Herawingert is doubtless the most traditional and most famous vineyard in the Principality of Liechtenstein, ranking among the best single-vineyard sites of the Rhine Valley.


"Ideal Map"

of the Estates in Wilfersdorf

The map of the Estates in Wilfersdorf also shows the locations of the vineyards. Until the 18th century, information on the Estates’ own businesses is rather vague and accidental. The revenues of the dominions were first precisely surveyed in 1751. At that time, the Estates of Wilfersdorf owned 61.5 yokes (35.4 ha) of vineyards.


Restructuring Processes

under Prince Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein

The "agrarian reform" of 1848 led to the omission of the so-called "Rustical" and hence to the liquidation of the domains. The property of the Princes of Liechtenstein, which was reduced to the former "Dominical", was combined into estates and reorganized. Consequently, the Wilfersdorf vineyards were recultivated in the 1860s. Until 1880, the autonomously managed areas under vine comprised about 11 yokes (6.3 ha) at the Wilfersdorf and Eibesthal Estates. By the direct takeover of property so far leased out, the portion of vineyards rose to 13 yokes (about 7.5 ha) by 1886. At that time, some 21 yokes (12 ha) of vineyards were autonomously managed by the Feldsberg and Herrnbaumgarten Estates.


2011 & 2019







Member of the Österreichische Traditionsweingüter

We are delighted to have been accepted into the prestigious Association of Austrian Traditional Wine Estates, a great honor and recognition for the quality and origin-based style of our wines, the work of the past years and decades.


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