Mathias Ruttenstock is a 4th generation winemaker in Röschitz in the Weinviertel region of Austria. He has been in charge of the winery since 2011, following the footsteps of his father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Mathias gained his experience by working with Anton Bauer in the Wagram and through the internships at Roman Pfaffl und Julius Klein.
Fallstaff Magazine awarded his Grüner Veltliner DAC Classic the prestigious Grüner Veltliner Grand Prix 2017 prize.
The vineyard is small, with only 44.5 acres and a total production of 18,000 bottles. The vast Weinviertel stretches from the Danube in the south to the Czech border in the north, and from the Manhartsberg in the west to the border of Slovakia in the east. Yet Weinviertel is not just about Grüner Veltliner, there are a wealth of other grape varieties. The region can be divided up into three sub-regions, based on their geological aspects and climatic conditions. A highlight of the western part of Weinviertel is the area around the historic wine-trading town of Retz, with its labrynth of underground wine cellars.