Kellerstöckl were built on a very sloping slope, with the cellars themselves often being driven far into the slope behind. The name derives from the cellar, the essential part of the building, on which a simple, mostly only one-room floor was built, which served as a living room and bedroom for the workers in the vineyard. This is also the main difference to the wine cellars and press houses in other parts of Austria . The Kellerstöckl were traditionally designed as massive log buildings with clay plaster to ensure the temperatures required for storing the wine. The space under the pointed roof, the floor , served as a storage and drying room for various foods.
The cellars themselves were mostly divided into two parts: the front cellar section was used as a work and press room , while the rear section of the cellar, often lowered by a few steps, was actually the fermentation and storage cellar.
Today, many Kellerstöckl are adapted as holiday apartments or rented out as tourist apartments.
Dr. Michael Muhr: Kellerstöckl in southern Burgenland . Desch-Drexler, 2015, ISBN DD100014
Martin Wurglits: Picturesque wine cellars immortalized in book form In: mein district.at. May 14, 2015
- Wine Museum: Stations / Kellerstöckl from 1946. Retrieved on April 27, 2020 .
- Holidays at the winery in southern Burgenland - Kellerstöckl am Liendlberg. Accessed March 1, 2018 (German).