Our History

Bailoni

Tradition & Prestige since 1872

Bailoni is heralded as the first apricot distillery in the Wachau valley, with its headquarters in Krems-Stein, Austria. The independently owned family company has a rich tradition in distilling Wachau Apricots since 1872. Over the time our distillery, with 1500 apricot trees, evolved to one of the biggest producers of the region. Our name stands for extraordinary quality products of world-class.

 

It all started because of LOVE

At the beginning of everything stood love. Eugenio Bailoni from Vigolo Vattaro, Trentino came from a grappa distillery. On a trip to Austria, he met Rosa Amon and soon it was clear that the girl from the Wachau enchanted him and that it pulls him to the Wachau. With his knowledge as a distiller, he followed his passion and quickly realized that apricots can be used to create not only jam, but also excellent spirits. Demand quickly rose and Eugenio founded together with Rosa the first Wachau apricot distillery. In the early years of the 20th century, the signature Bailoni bottle was invented. The round bottle literally dances out of the line of traditional bottles and stands out from every shelf. From generation to generation, the knowledge is passed on and the love of apricots, the Wachau and their inhabitants is deeply rooted in our core values.

 

  • [Translate to Englisch:] Altes Bailoni-Auto
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Firmenauto VW T1
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Eugen Bailoni mit den frisch gebackenen Destillateuren Eugen Jun. und Peter Bailoni
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Eugen Bailoni mit Kellermeister Leopold Emberger
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Eugen Jun. und Peter Bailoni
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Eugen und Margarete Bailoni
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Eugen und Peter Bailoni
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Margarete Bailoni
  • [Translate to Englisch:] Eugen Bailoni