We’re at home in Breitenbrunn, Austria: a little place situated between the Leithaberg hills and Lake Neusiedl. In the back of beyond yet in the heart of Pannonia. The area offers everything that’s important for us as winemakers: very old vineyards, winemaking traditions that have evolved gradually over time, cool woods and a lake that regulates the hot temperatures from the east. Pure limestone to pure slate soils and an area in between where the two soil types exist together in every imaginable combination. This gives us plenty of leeway to work with what we’ve got and make the most of it.
Winemaking is such an ancient craft that it really doesn’t require any more innovations.
All of the methods and techniques that are any good have already been invented. Many of them have been forgotten,
even more have fallen into oblivion and some have been ousted due to the quest for maximum profit and the desire to
appeal to the masses. Please don’t expect us to be on the same page as the rest when it comes to taste.
The opposite is the case. We tend to take the long road and make our wines slowly and patiently by hand: the way wine has always been made. Spontaneous fermentation, in wooden barrels, a long time on the lees and minimal intervention. After all, nature knows best what it needs and doesn’t require any certificates to be itself. Just like us ;-)