Wolfgang Hamm grew up with wine in the Weinviertel region of Lower Austria. During his economic studies in Vienna and the USA, he worked at various wineries in Austria and France and wrote his doctoral thesis on wine marketing. Wolfgang first gained experience in international marketing in the food industry before taking responsibility for the management of the Stift Klosterneuburg wine estate. If Wolfgang is not sharing his enthusiasm for the wines of the Stift, you will likely find him at a wine conference or seminar where he is a highly demanded speaker and lecturer.
The native Carinthian, Martin Muschlin, caught the wine bug during his education at the school of wine management in Krems which was completed with practical experience in Napa Valley, USA and Stellenbosch, South Africa. During his studies in food and biotechnology he worked further wine harvests in California, New Zealand, and Austria. After completion of his studies he worked as assistant winemaker at Palliser Estate in Martinborough. Martin worked another harvest in Australia before finally returning to Austria where he has led the winemaking team at the Stift Klosterneuburg Winery since 2011. His great love is his wife and his great passions are ice hockey and Pinot Noir.
Johannes grew up among the vines as the son of a vintner in the Carnuntum wine-growing region. After graduating from the Vocational High School for Viticulture and Pomology, Johannes gained valuable experience at his family’s wine estate as well as at other renowned wine producers. Johannes also enjoys the outdoors in his free time. His dog Cora, fishing and hunting are his favourite hobbies.
Markus Schodl tends our orchards with dedication. He studied viticulture and oenology at the highly reputed college in Geisenheim, Germany. Markus gained extensive experience at wine producers in Australia, Italy, Germany and the Wachau before taking responsibility for the management of the vineyards and orchards of the Stift Klosterneuburg. As of mid-2012, he now concentrates fully on his passion for our orchards and runs the family winery in northern Weinviertel.
Heinz Hausgnost stems from the Weinviertel wine-growing region of Austria. He has been our sales manager for many years and caters to the needs of our customers in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. Heinz comes from a family that is in the hospitality trade and began his career as assistant manager at Schlossweingut Graf Hardegg. He got to know the Stift Klosterneuburg Winery very well by working in nearly every department before he took responsibility for sales management for western Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Two children and a dog keep this dedicated family man quite busy in his free time.
Johann Fabian is a Klosterneuburg native. He completed the College for Wine and Horticulture in Klosterneuburg and first worked at the Stift Klosterneuburg Winery during his time as a student. Many wine lovers will know Hans Fabian from the wine shop and wine bar at Meinl am Graben where he worked until 2005. From there he returned to his roots to work at the Stift Klosterneuburg Winery. If Hans happens not to be occupied with wine, you will likely find him playing the double bass.