The history of the estate begins when Gustav and Karoline Feiler bought the house in Rust’s main street a year after they were married and developed a mixed farm with cattle and grain as well as vines.
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The wine side grew and after the war Gustav began bottling and marketing wine himself. In 1963 Hans took over from his father to be joined by his son Kurt in 1994. The estate now comprises 30 hectares around Rust and the Hügelland, the chain of low hills to the west of the Neusiedlersee, 65% planted with red varieties, mainly Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt, 35% white, mainly Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Welschriesling. The soils here a mixture with slate, stones and chalk, the climate continental but hugely influenced by the shallow waters of the lake which provide ideal conditions for botrytis. 15% of the production is sweet wine with Ausbruch, a speciality of the area, similar to TBA but with a slightly lower must weight being the ‘jewel in the crown’ and a wine which has led to Feiler Artinger being acknowledged as one of the world’s leading dessert wine producers.