CEO Schloss Gobelsburg, Austria
Michael was born and raised in the skiing resort Lech/Arlberg where his family still runs the Relais & Chateau Hotel Gasthof Post. He attended the University in Salzburg and was also educated in the Hotel and Restaurant trade in Austria and Switzerland. In 1992 he began his apprenticeship in winemaking at Salomon and Jamek estates. After completing his education he took over the responsibility of Schloss Gobelsburg winery in 1996. At Schloss Gobelsburg numerous innovations were introduced by him, for example his invention of the ‘Dynamic cellar concept’ for which he developed the ‘Cask on wheels’. Michael’s special interest lies in identifying old genuine vines, which is the basement of a winery that produces authentic wines. He has thoroughly studied traditional winemaking techniques and the history of winemaking which he applies on certain selected varieties and resulted in the ‘TRADITION’ wines. Michael won numerous national and international tasting and prices. He was awarded by the Austrian Fine Wine Magazine ‘Falstaff’ ‘Winemaker of the year 2006’, in 2007 the winery was awarded with the ‘Golden Glas’ of Sweden and 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 the winery was awarded by the American ‘Wine & Spirits’ magazine as ‘Top 100 Winery of the year’ Today he is living at Schloss Gobelsburg with his wife Eva and their three children.