Handover at Lenz Moser – Rethaller follows Großauer

The year 2019 begins with a historic change in the wine industry. Ing. Michael Rethaller is now the new winery manager and chief winemaker of the Lenz Moser winery. The oenologist thus takes over the agendas of Ing. Ernest Großauer, who retires after 42 years with the company.

In the past years, Ing. Michael Rethaller has prepared extensively for his new job as winery manager. The winery itself is more than familiar to him. He joined Lenz Moser in 1992, initially working in the field of vinification and finally taking over the management of quality control. “Lenz Moser is one of the most renowned and innovative wine producers in Austria. It makes me proud to take this responsible position here, ”said Rethaller.

Walter Holzner, CEO of Lenz Moser, is also pleased with the harmonious transition: “With Ing. Michael Rethaller, continuity is assured in our house, he stands for reliability and high quality efforts. It is also very valuable that he knows all of the Lenz Moser’s partners for many years and has all the features that modern staff management requires. ”

42 years of wine history

Ing. Ernest Großauer joined the Lenz Moser winery in 1976. In the years of his tenure, the Austrian wine scene underwent a big change. Großauer experienced and shaped oenological achievements such as biological acid degradation and wooden barrel maturation. Ernest Großauer and Ing. Michael Rethaller have already managed large projects in recent years, such as the construction of the 1000-bucket barrel and the introduction of the low-alcohol wine “Servus 5%”. Walter Holzner about Ernest Großauer: “His merits for the Lenz Moser winery can hardly be put into words. I would like to thank you very much for the many years of successful and trusting cooperation. “

Success with prudence

Lenz Moser’s philosophy has always been characterized by high quality standards and a spirit of innovation combined with prudent management. This is expressed by the wines themselves and is also shown by the above-average length of service of the employees.

“Lenz Moser is one of the most renowned and innovative wine producers in Austria. It makes me proud to take this responsible position here, ”says Ing. Michael Rethaller, new winery manager at Lenz Moser.