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The past three months, from February to April, have been unusually warm. Despite concerns about late frosts, especially towards the end of April, we were largely spared any major damage.

Currently, we are deeply engaged in preparing for the replanting of young vines. For this purpose, we are carefully removing the old roots with an excavator to prepare the soil for the new plants.


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The 2023 harvest

We are pleased to announce that this year’s harvest took place under optimal conditions. The dry and sunny weather has resulted in excellent grape quality.


Reading begins on September 11, 2023

We started with the harvest for Franzi 2023, our light wine with 9.5% vol. First grapes from Gr. Veltliner, Müller-Thurgau, Blumenmuskateller and Muskateller were harvested for this.


From mid-September the harvest got off to a leisurely start

Harvested almost every day… Veltliner (Altenberg, Mitteraltenberg), Mixed Set Hagenbrunn, Zweigelt (In the Brüchen for Rose and Grape Juice, September 19th), Cabernet Blanc (September 21st)…


Main harvest from September 25, 2023

Things really started at the end of September: TOP qualities in the Veltliner vineyards in Hagenbrunn & Stützenhofen as well as Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris on the Hohe Ried and Aichleiten. The Riesling sites followed at the beginning of October.


Final days until mid-October

The harvest began with the harvest of Blaufränkisch and Merlot grapes on October 19th. completed. Before that, Grüner Veltliner on the Ried Aichleiten, Tagner and Fürstenberg were harvested healthy and at a high level.


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21.7. 2023 & January 28, 2024 | Our Great Reserve Private received top ratings from both Falstaff (Weinguide 23/24) and Vinaria.


94 points Weinviertel DAC Big Reserve Private 2021

93 points Weinviertel DAC Reserve Ried Aichleiten 2021

93 points Pinot Gris Reserve Ried Aichleiten 2021

92 points mixed set Ried Aichleiten 2022

92 points Pinot Blanc Hohe Ried 2022

92 points Chardonnay Brut nature

91 points Grüner Veltliner Ried sentences 2022


Our Big Reserve 2021 made it into the TOP 5 out of a total of 170 wines at the Vinaria Weinviertel DAC tasting.


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Substainable Austria

“Nachhaltig Austria” or “Sustainable Austria” was launched in 2014 and is evaluated according to three operational indicators: grape production, wine production and vineyard planting. Entries receive points according to a certain key. An examination is carried out every three years. The system creates a relative reference: the red area shows potential for improvement, the green area shows above-average sustainability.

The tool works with recommendations. The conversion of bottle glass to lightweight glass, for example, is seen as a big step, as is the generation of green electricity using photovoltaic systems. Since pesticides and insecticides are used, it cannot be said to be organic. Interesting detail: According to the self-assessment tool, 16% of farms use herbicides and 42% use insecticides. Interestingly, these farms are also above average in size.

We therefore welcome the further development of this certificate, which is important for Austrian viticulture and which also serves as a starting point for more sustainability for many smaller winegrowing companies!

We carried out the certification in 2022, on the one hand out of interest, on the other hand to enrich the seal with organic farms and thus also to contribute our opinion!

tastings and events

Wine fair, wine glasses

Wine fair VieVinum 2024

Side gallery nr. 288 – Hofburg Vienna > May 25th – May 27th, 2024

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You can try one or more wines free of charge during opening hours without prior reservation.

If you would like to comment on the wines together (with friends, colleagues…) and taste them in private, we ask you to reserve an appointment.


Wine tasting including cellar tour (5 samples) € 16.00 per person. (Duration: 90 minutes) or with 10 samples for € 30.00 per person. (Duration: 120 minutes) .

Optional upon pre-order: snack plate (ham & cheese or antipasti & cheese) or snack platters (8 people or more): € 16.00 per person.



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