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Goelles - Manufaktur fur Edlen Brand & Feinen Essig

Stang bei Hatzendorf 52, Riegersburg 8333, Austria
+43 3153 7555
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Worth a detour if you are anywhere nearby

We recently visited the Moet Champagne caves in France and were very disappointed by the bland... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
checkpointcheryl
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
expensive quality

well organized shop with lots of family products of high quality - so the prices are very high as... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
izi f
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Riegersburg in the heart of Styria is theorigin of the fine distillates and vinegarsproduced by Alois Gölles. In this sunny region– predestined for growing fruit – 70%of Austria’s apples are harvested. But ittakes more than a large quantity of finefruit to provide the distiller and vinegarmaker with the prerequisites he needs forproducing these outstanding distillatesand vinegars: it also requires a wide varietyof types of fruit. In the area surroundingthe Gölles Distillery & Vinegar Productionancient and rare varieties of apples,pears and plums are cultivated, and outstandingwild varieties of fruit are alsoavailable.The collection of vinegars and brandiesis wide-ranging, including such traditionalproducts as plum brandy and apple vinegaras well as creative compositions suchas quince brandy and tomato vinegar.
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“schnapps” (3 reviews)
“vinegars” (2 reviews)
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Stang bei Hatzendorf 52, Riegersburg 8333, Austria
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

We recently visited the Moet Champagne caves in France and were very disappointed by the bland, uninformative tour. So I was very pleasantly surprised to find, tucked away here in the Austrian countryside, an example of exactly what such a tour SHOULD look like. It's...More

Thank checkpointcheryl
Manufaktur_Goelles, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Goelles - Manufaktur fur Edlen Brand & Feinen Essig, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hello checkpointcheryl, nice Name btw ;-) , thank you for the extensive feedback, we appreciate that a lot. As you said in your "headline" it is in fact a detour, but we are surrounded by many other culinarians like Zotter (the chocolate guy :)) or...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

well organized shop with lots of family products of high quality - so the prices are very high as well! We didnt go for a tour and there are is not much info available in English. You can test some of the products. The shop...More

Thank izi f
David G, Happy Employee at Goelles - Manufaktur fur Edlen Brand & Feinen Essig, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Dear Izi, sorry you were under the impression, that our shop atendants were not too attentive. We have several employees who's English is not perfect and who are a little afraid to talk in English. Never the less, all our folders and all our information...More

Reviewed 5 December 2016

It was nice to see how the vinegar and "schnapps" are produced. All is very exclusive and delicious. The tour gives you an inside on the cellar and the production itself. What amazed me the most are the balsamic vinger glazes. Very special and delicous....More

Thank Ivan T
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

A friend of mine asked me to bring her back a bottle of tomato vinegar from Goelles while I visited Austria. I was not anywhere near the town, however since everything is quite close to each other, we made the 2 hour trip. When we...More

Thank Chef1959
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

We dropped by to got our Christmas presents - not knowing, that the new store with restaurant had already opened. The family is still very polite and helpful with some extras - a new store is a hit. Not crowed even with a bus tour...More

Thank zbiTMS
Reviewed 23 October 2015

This place is very beautiful and impressive, but the tour was only in german, so we could only visit the shop , which is worth a visit if you are near by. The products we have tried, oils and snaps, are of high quality.

Thank mp1429
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