The mill ‘Lerchenmühle’ is located at the beginning of the picturesque Bluntau valley in Golling by a small waterfall along the Torrener Bach stream. The existence of the mill was first documented in the ‘Lehenbuch’ property survey ordered by Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach in 1495, and showed that in 1507 the mill was owned by a respected minister and his family. Until 1898, the Lerchenmühle mill was run by a series of owners as a two-way toll mill in which farmers were obliged to pay a toll or donate a share of their grain to the miller in order to grind their flour.
The great grandfather of the current owner, Gerhard Wieser, modernised the mill and also traded from the facility. Cereals were purchased from local farmers, ground at the mill, and then sold. In 1935, part of the mill was destroyed by fire and the mill ceased to operate for six years due to the Second World War. Two years after the end of the war the grandfather began to rebuild the mill. This work was continued by the current owner’s father, Michael Wieser. Since then, continual investment enabled the mill to be modernised, expanded and equipped with hydropower. Ultimately, the mill became fully fitted and fully automated in 1969.