Gut Oberstockstall lies on a winegrowing estate that has been in the Salomon family since 1869. The main building dates from 1540. It was mother Eva Salomon who sowed the seeds of the gastronomic business more than 30 years ago. She thought that good wine deserves to be accompanied by good food, and started a modest restaurant.
Her culinary arts, using meat, vegetables, fruit and herbs produced on the estate itself, became renowned in the region. Eva’s son Matthias, sommelier and maître, recently took over the business. Naturally, the wine he serves is from the estate Gut Oberstockstall’s own vineyard; Winery Fritz Salomon. Matthias’ brother Fritz and his wife Birgit run the Salomon winery. Grandfathers Fritz Salomon and Josef Jamek, one of the pioneers of Austrian winegrowing, laid the basis for Fritz Salomon’s quality wine, which is organically produced.
Apart from classic Austrian wines such as Grüner Veltliner, Zweigelt and Riesling, Winery Fritz Salomon also makes Chardonnay, Weißer Burgunder and Blauer Burgunder. Birgit runs the hotel, with its tasteful and stylish interiors.
In 2018 the QL Robbe & Berking Silver Butter Knife was awarded to Gut Oberstockstall.
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Eva Salomon laid the basis for the Gut Obertstockstall restaurant 30 years ago. Her classic dishes still have a place of honour on the menu created by her youngest son Matthias, who now runs the restaurant with his wife Elke and chef Christoph Wagner. You can taste the flavours of the land in their dishes, which are an inspiration to explore the region. The meat is from their own livestock, the vegetables from their own garden, and the fish is local. Complement your meal with a good glass of wine or liqueur from the estate’s own vineyard, and you have the full experience of all the versatility and hospitality the Salomon family have to offer. This is organic fine dining at its best.
The restaurant is open from Wednesday to Saturday 11.30am to 9.00pm, Sunday 11.30am to 7.00pm, closed Monday and Tuesday. From October to December, the restaurant is open from Friday to Sunday.
Weather permitting, the tables are set on Gut Oberstockstall’s idyllic terrace, where you sit amidst a sea of greenery and flowers, sheltered between the restaurant and the Gothic chapel, the oldest part of which dates from 1320. On warm days, the leafy branches of the trees in the courtyard provide welcome shade.
In the 1980s, Fritz Salomon made a remarkable find in the chapel on the estate. It proved to be a 16th-century alchemist’s laboratory – by the standards of its time, a high-tech research facility for the study of metallurgical processes. More than a thousand objects were excavated. By arrangement, you can visit the Alchemical Museum in the former parochial hall of Kirchberg am Wagram.
From there it’s a little over an hour’s drive to Vienna, the only capital city in the world that is an independent wine-growing district producing its own wines. Today, you can see the vineyards in the hilly outskirts of the city. Visit the Museumsquartier for Vienna’s major museums, including the Leopold Museum, with one of the largest collections of modern Austrian art. From the Leopold Museum it’s just a short walk to the Vienna State Opera, and the Albertina Museum, home to one of the most important print rooms in the world. For those who enjoy great food, a visit to the famous Naschmarkt is not to be missed.