Our vegetable garden and the project Fermentarium
Three hectares of our surface are dedicated to the cultivation of vegetables and are farmed by Rudi Hoheneder. Just like us, Rudi cultivates the fields according to biodynamic principles and Turiel's ridge-planting method. From summer to winter, he supplies the members of his community supported agriculture with fresh vegetables. Also, some of the vegetables are fermented and result in bottled and pickled specialities.
Enhancing the diversity of species
Twenty years ago we realised that less and less birds were staying on our estate. So, we planted shelter belts of multiple trees and bushes to enhance the diversity and create natural nesting areas. However, those shelter belts were not only beneficial for all kinds of birds, they have also created new habitat for other species which has now led to an increased biodiversity in our agricultural fields, vineyards and around our farm.