„Farming is more than just making a profit. As farm managers, we have a very special responsibility towards the maintenance of our centuries-old cultural asset, which has also become an incredibly valuable natural asset, not least thanks to our extensive management of our estate.”
JOSEF & MARIA MAIER
Not far from the vineyards, surrounded by old hedgerows and freestanding nut and fruit trees, are the farm’s crops, scattered over 27 hectares. Wheat, sunflower, pumpkin and lucerne are some of the crops which are farmed on an alternating crop rotation. A multitude of weed plants, insects and birds also benefit from this extensive organic farming approach.
In total, 6 Murboden and Angus cattle spend their days from spring to winter roaming freely outside on a generous pasture. As stewards of the landscape, they contribute their part to the diversity of the land, the fauna and the flora, while reminding us of an almost forgotten form of land use in the region. The meat of these extensive ancient breeds of cattle can be ordered in advance in mixed 4kg packs at € 80 and collected every December. We look forward to your pre-orders and/or queries via e-mail at
Inherently sustainable beekeeping as well as the diverse landscape around Oberfucha provide an ideal basis for the development of healthy bee colonies. With their incredible pollination capacity, the bees themselves contribute greatly to the conservation of this biodiversity. Of course we happen to greatly enjoy one of the oldest products of nature in one of the oldest containers in the world: fresh honey straight from the honey comb!
Hedgerows and field margins
The crops and vineyards are surrounded by over 40 000m2 of hedgerows, shrubs, trees, extensive meadows and bodies of water. The landscape elements unquestionably constitute the nature conservation backbone of our landscape, which needs to be protected more than ever. The smaller structures are home to numerous animal and plant species – including useful insects –, serve as protection against soil erosion, contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases, serve as a pantry for fruit and wood, minimise evaporation, stabilise soil humidity, function as biotope networks and create a biological equilibrium. In the framework of our “wildwux” nature conservation project, we aim to raise awareness for the increasing impoverishment of our landscape.