The Schneiderteil site has been owned by the Esterhazy family since 1778. The linguistic origin of the name can no longer be traced. It is a subside within the Kogl site. Located above St. Georgen, it stretches from 190 to 215 metres above sea level. The slope is 8 to 10% and faces south. As a result, the soil warms up very quickly during the day. This is why this historic white wine site was converted to red wine as early as 1997.
The vineyard is bordered by forest above. The site is cooled down quickly at night by cool fall winds, which leads to a large temperature difference between day and night. This is especially significant in the last weeks before harvest: the cool nights store aromas, while the hot days ensure optimal ripeness.
The soil is very poor with a high lime content of 40 to 60%. Merlot is one of the grape varieties that need a high lime content to produce perfect grapes. The lime provides a tight acidity in the wine, which balances the opulent body excellently.