Roman Gritsch’s vineyard is located right in the middle of the Setzberg behind Spitz. Authenticity is the concept that determines everything the family Gritsch does. Up here, it becomes apparent what traditional winemaking entails: the age-old house (first mentioned in local historical documents in 1638) is surrounded by vines; old stone walls testify to a traditional winemaking culture that stretches back a long way; and the steep terraces remind the viewer of the toil that is involved in manual winemaking. Manual winemaking still dominates on the two hectares of the vineyard, as even the most modern machinery cannot replace human work in these steep terraces. The family’s impressive palette of wines is centred around the Setzberg: Veltliner, Riesling, Neuburger and Pinot Blanc grow in its stony soil. The latter is turned into a creamy and strong Smaragd. The most spectacular terrace of the family, however, is located directly at the Danube: it is on the 1000-Eimer Berg, and the grapes that grow there are transformed into a compact, juicy Riesling. It is possible to sample the family’s wines in their Heurigen, which also deserves to be visited for its location and stunning views. In addition, the Gritsch family also offers four lovingly decorated guestrooms as well as a holiday apartment to those who wish to explore the region in more detail.