Our farm is located at the foot of the skiing mountain Gerlitzen, very close to the Klösterle lift (Gerlitzen North descent), in the municipality of Arriach. The farm is situated at an altitude of
1016 meters, covering approximately 11 hectares of agricultural land and 31 hectares of forest.
According to a document archived in the Carinthian State Museum, the farm has been documented since May 11, 1448, for the first time.
The production and processing of agricultural products were not only tasks of agriculture in the past but have gained even more significance in modern times.
Many of the products obtained on our farm are processed into specialties on-site. We completely refrain from using chemical additives
in the processing. Since 2002, we have been selling our products in the farm store, and in 2003, the serving of food and drinks was added in
the wine tavern. Since 2007, the Root Park has been relocated and rebuilt at Steinacherhof, featuring new attractions every year.
We have faced a challenging time:
In May 2021, the farm building unfortunately fell victim to fire, along with a severe illness affecting Erich and the significant storms in 2022, which compelled us to close the operation entirely. The reconstruction of the farm building and Erich's recovery have demanded our full attention over the past three years.
Restart in 2024:
In 2022 and 2023, we were able to advance our new farm building to the raw construction phase, enabling the relocation of our sheep to the new stable. The pigsty, new processing facilities, and the newly added holiday apartments are expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
The wine tavern operation, the farm store, and the Root Park are set to fully restart after this two-year hiatus. We are looking forward to welcoming you again starting from early June 2024.
With heartfelt thanks for visiting our website, we remain with warm regards,
Erich and Gerda