• Vintages
  • 2016

    Great qualities 


    The vintage 2016 started with an early bud break. At the end of April, the heavy frost reduces the high yield. The summer weather was very varied(Rainy/Sunny), due to that the vines got enough nutrients. The ripening period was dry, so we harvested healthy and ripe grapes.

    The 2016 wines are refreshing, fruity with nice spiciness.

    The Rieslings are full bodied and delight with their classic stone fruit aroma.

    The Grüner Veltliners are very spicy and show the terroir perfectly.

  • 2015

    Good, better, 2015


    After a long, hot and dry summer it finally rained end of August. Perfect for making mature and full-flavoured wines that feature the typical characteristics of each grape variety. Ripe, but not overripe, with a nice balance between fruit and acidity.

  • 2014

    A work-intensive year


    This year demanded a lot of patience on behalf of us winemakers. The weather seemed perfect until end of August. Two rainy months followed and required intensive selection work in the vineyards. Our best wines of this vintage needed a full year (our Rieslings even one and a half) to develop their full potential and are similar in character to those of 2010. As we do not use grapes affected by botrytis this vintage has turned out to be somewhat more light-weight than others.

  • 2013

    A year full of surprises


    2013 is a very typical, cool and ripe vintage with a lively and well- balanced acidity. These wines are wonderful right now and still have a very good aging potential.

  • 2012

    A beautiful vintage


    Our wine connoisseurs love 2012 for its fruitiness, body and excellence. Great weather enabled healthy and ripe grapes, but due to a rather dry summer period also required irrigation.

  • 2011

    A rewarding year


    Very ripe grapes were the product of the warm and dry year of 2011. Wines of this vintage excel in full-bodiedness and density. Lovers of powerful Grüner Veltliner wines will have a lot of fun with this vintage.

  • 2010

    A challenging year

    A rather wet and cool spring and summer period was finally taken over by a wonderful autumn in mid-October. Fortunately, we could wait with harvesting our First Growth grapes until mid-November, which allowed our wines to gain cool finesse and pronounced mineral tones.

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