Vína DAC - our winemakers
Family winery, specializing mainly on wine tourism, growns and produces wine for five generations on 20 hectares of vineyards, about 8 km south of Retz. They are situated in an ideal location - precipitation up to 350 mm / m2 per year, loess and clay soils give the best conditions to produce balanced wines. Their production is currently 50% white and 50% red species.
This winery has a tradition since 1739 (!); produces quality wines from which 80% are exported to Germany, its specialty is the premium wine Grüner Veltliner 48 NORD, which is grown in the vineyard with a very mineral soil at precisely 48 degrees of north latitude. Their motto speaks for all: "With the best raw materials, experienced hand work and long tradition, we aim to produce the best quality. We define innovation not as a threat but as an opportunity to search for the highest taste experiences."
A small family winery concentrates for generations on only a few species. The vineyards are situated on calcareous loess soils. The philosophy of this winery is a minimalist principle, because "only through simplicity may arise complexity." All wines, however, are of high-quality and completely correspond to the typical characteristics of the variety. Open the catalog of wines and try any wine from this winery – and you will see that any wine from this winery is a definitive reference for the certain breed comparing with others. It's no wonder, Mr. Johannes Pfeffer motto is "authenticity in terms of origin and vintage are my biggest concern."
This family winery has an impressive selection of wines - it was really difficult to choose the best. Winemaking tradition continues in this family for four generations. In 2010 Mr. Stefan Schmid started to propagate the natural approach to the environment on their vineyards with minimal levels of mechanical, manual and chemical interventions. As he says: we see a healthy, fertile soil and unspoiled nature as the foundation of our success. Therefore, our vineyards are understood as an area of biological diversity: trees, shrubs, herbs, vegetables, birdhouses, various stones - all offers outdoor space for development.
The family winery with about 6 hectares of vineyards, about 30 km north of Vienna with a history dating back to 1860. The vineyards are located in the southern region Weinviertel characterized pannonian climate of extreme drought on clay and loess surface. The current owner, Mr. Englert puts emphasis on the importance of manual labor, so some of his wines are marked as "Handlese" - a manual harvest. And in the end all of his wines hold the unmistakable hallmark of honest manual labor and access to them.
The third generation of the Tagwerker family farms in this winery of 24 hectares of vineyards in the nearby of picturesque village Herrnbaumgarten in the northeast area of Weinviertel region. The sun shines here 1,762 hours a year, and the sandy soil is chalky and powdery, which gives the local wines a distinctive fruity aroma with elements of minerality. Careful approach to grape growing, leaf reduction and selection of the optimal time for harvesting grapes mean that these wines are among the best of Weinviertel.
Evaluation of some white wines Tagwerker vintage 2015 from the wine lover and blogger Mr. Kadlec can be read here.
This family winery run by Mr. and Mrs. Wimmer was founded in 1665 (!), and they are the tenth generation that continues in the family tradition. Their vineyards are spread over 12 ha on the sunny hills to the east from the village Frauendorf an der Schmida. This position gives the white wines a distinctive fruitiness, while red wines are very subtle but yet still of full character.
The family winery, operated by the fourth generation of winemakers, is located on the northwest edge of Weinveirtel. The vineyard lies on the borders of the wine regions Wagram and Wachau, and it seems it is taking only the best from both these regions. The taste and quality of this wines are mainly determined by the soil conditions: the loamy loess is added to the clay and the alluvium, which gives the wines higher minerality in aroma and taste. Countless awards and medals that these wines have gained during the last years in international competitions in Austria as well as in Bohemia promotes these wines to the higher level.
The Bannert winery is an Austrian family winery run by Manfred Bannert, who belongs to the fourth generation of the winegrowers. At present, the winery has 30 hectares and it is situated at the foot of the Manhartsberg mountain in the middle of the vineyards near the Austrian town Retz, which belongs to the famous Weinviertel wine region. The main focus is the production of white wines.
The winery has been known since 1648 for the farming at vineyards on the slopes of the Leitha Mountains. His philosophy is the production of wines with an unmistakable character for a given variety year after year. It uses the different soil nature and microclimate of the Leitha Mountains, allowing the growth of white, red and sweet wines in high quality. The emphasis here is, as in the whole region, on red wines. They are processed and manufactured in several quality - and price - ranges, exactly according to the customer 's needs.
And the motto of this winery? "The production of wine on the Leitha Mountain is our philosophy and livelihood for generations!"
Knowledge of wine production has been passed on to this winery from generation to generation since the 17th century. The three centuries of tradition of wine production are reflected in the high quality and the best harmony of these wines. The quality of vineyards farming, as well as the correct date of the harvest, the subsequent processing of wine juice, the production of wine in both stainless steel tanks and traditional barrels, a careful selection of bottles and their subsequent storage – this all guarantee the exceptional quality of the wines from this winery.
In the heart of the idyllic region of Kamptal lies the traditional winegrowing town of Langenlois, where there are also vineyards of this winery. The enthusiasm of the winemaker Rudolf Sax and his passionate efforts for the best quality of his wine is impressive. All production is harvested exclusively by hand. The harvest of predominantly white varieties is further fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Since 1999 the method of extra fine and gentle pressing of grapes has been used. As a result of this all are stable, rich and fragrant wines.
The vineyards of this family winery are located near the town of Oggau, near Lake Neusiedlersee. This region was created perhaps just because of good wine. Lots of sun, low hills, enough rain (but not too much), the ideal climatic regulator called Neusiedlersee and various kinds of soil. An impressive offer of red wines typical for Burgenland is complemented by several exceptionally well-groomed white varieties.
Winery focused on the production and sale of light, drinkable, very affordable and quality wines. The winery has - like Fegerl - its about 30 ha of vineyards around the village of Deizendorf. Obviously, the wines are very successful here. The winery also benefits from an extensive and often open wine tavern - the Heurige, from where there are beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and vineyards. And what does Florian Dworzak (a graduate of the State Institute for Viticulture and Fruit Growing in Klosterneuburg) say about his own winery, a man who has everything here, including the whole family, on command? "In our wine cellar we can feel the spirit of tradition and courage to innovate, but without artificial interventions. As in nature and in the cellar, respect for wine as a natural product is the first priority. We process, fill and sell our own grapes. "