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Meet the winzers!

Discover Austria’s “New Faces” – 24 producers from across Austria’s quality wine regions interested to enter the US market. Each will be present at the VinExpo 2019 in New York City taking place March 4-5 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

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Vienna

Lower Austria

Carnuntum
Kamptal
Kremstal
Traisental
Weinviertel
Wagram

Burgenland

Leithaberg
Mittelburgenland
Neusiedlersee

Steiermark

Südsteiermark

Lower Austria

Carnuntum

Weingut Böheim

Weingut Böheim

“Wonderfully uncomplicated” is the Böheim Winery trademark run by Johann Böheim and his wife, Andrea, and daughter, Stephanie. This multi-generational winery is known for crafting their wines in the charming vineyard of Arbesthal in Carnuntum.

Weingut Taferner

Weingut Tafener

Located in Carnuntum, the Taferner Estate is a 3 generation winery with a focus on a classic, hands-on approach to viticulture and oenology. The winery´s mission is to create wines that reveal the complex nuances of the vineyards that inspire them.

Kamptal

Am Berg – Ludwig und Michael Gruber

Am Berg – Ludwig und Michael Gruber

Led by brother’s Michael and Ludwig, the estate of the same name is based in the Kamptal where hand-harvested grapes turn into crystal-clear wines from of character & minerality.

Fichtenbauer-Mold

Fichtenbauer Mold

Since 1936, the interaction between the Pannonian climate and a unique diversity of soils in Langenlois has produced wines for the family run winery that are authentic, balanced and rich in nuances. The winery’s philosophy has always been driven by love and sensitivity, combined with the care for biological resources.

Weingut Wutzl

Weingut Wurtzl

The third-generation Wutzl estate is situated in Gobelsburg, a small village in the heart of the renowned wine growing region Kamptal. The Wutzl family cultivates 18 hectares of vineyards in the best single vineyard sites of the Kamptal. The largest fraction of these vineyards is planted with Grüner Veltliner and Riesling.

Kremstal

Weingut Müller

Weingut Müller

Located in the Kremstal, the Müller family estate is made up of 105ha residing the hills around the benedictine monastery Stift Göttweig and extend upstream the Danube valley to the Wachau. The philosophy is to grow and make wine in harmony with nature and to make use of the conditions of each individual vineyard.

Gottfried Mittelbach

Gottfried Mittelbach

Based in Kremstal in and around Rohrendorf on loess soils, The Mittelbach Gottfried winery’s philosophy is to create high quality wine without using pesticides. Quality is and always will be more important than quantity for them.

Traisental

Weinkultur Preiß

Weinkultur Preiß

Weinkultur Preiss is a family estate in the small Austrian wine region Traisental. The main focus of their production includes Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, which are grown on 16 million year old conglomerate soils with a very high chalk content. Their vineyards are painstakingly dug into the hillsides of the area and face east and south-east.

Wagram

Weingut Direder

Weingut Direder

Humility, gratitude and respect for tradition: these are the cornerstones on which the Direder winery bases its work. The foundations for their ambition are anchored deep within the loess soils of the Wagram region, and it is these soils which give the wines their characteristic smooth and polished taste.

Weinviertel

Weingut Heinisch

Weingut Heinisch

The 9th generation Heinisch winery, led by Rudolf Heinisch, centers its production on Grüner Veltliner from which three different single-vineyard wines, two sparkling wines and one entry-level wine are produced – and believes in quality over quantity. The soils are the most calcerous in the Weinviertel which results in fruity and mineral white wines and well structured red wines.

Weingut Ebner-Ebenauer

Weingut Ebner-Ebenauer

Since 2007 Marion Ebner and her husband Manfred Ebenauer have run their 15 hectares estate in Weinviertel on the land that Manfred’s family farmed for generations. Despite their youth, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate proclaims that Ebner-Ebenauer have “already pulled into the qualitative forefront of their region and there is no doubt that they are producing wines of startling quality”.

Weingut Berger

Weingut Berger

Based in the Weinviertel, Berger’s Fine Wines is an organically certified, boutique winery. Winemaker Eva-Maria’s aim is to grow and make wine adhering to the anthroposophical rules or rather, rules of nature.

Weingut Hans Igler

Weingut Igler

The rise of this legendary red wine estate began in the early 1960s. Hans Igler, the visionary pioneer, spearheaded a crusade for quality by introducing barrique-aging for top qualities. His winery was among the first to produce premium reds which soon gained an excellent reputation in Austria´s top gastronomy. Nowadays Clemens Reisner (grandson of Hans Igler) is responsible for the wines.

Weinbau Fink und Kotzian OG

Weinbau Fink und Kotzian OG

Based in the Weinviertel, the Fink & Kotzian winery was founded in 2013. Founded on the principles of making the best wines possible with respect to nature and the soils on which the wines are grown. Their credo is: “We work with heart and soul and our wines they do the rock´n´roll.”

Weingut Pleil

Weingut Pleil

Hailing from the Weinviertel, Weingut Pleil is a family owned winery focused on Grüner Veltliner.

Weingut WG Schmidt

Weingut WG Schmidt

The winery WG Schmidt is based in Weinviertel and was established in 1951. The family cultivates around 30ha of vineyards all located on different soils ranging from loamy, sandy soils to calcareous loess. Since 2008 Roman and his wife Tatjana run the winery nowadays in the fourth generation.

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Burgenland

Leithaberg

Weingut Sigma Vinum 

Weingut Sigma Vinum

The winery Sigma Vinum is based in Burgenland – Großhöflein. The winery´s mission is to produce high quality concept wines from Austria. The quality varieties Grüner Veltliner and Blaufränkisch are the focus of their production. They work with about 40 highly qualified wineries from Lower Austria and Burgenland, who prepare the basic wines for their Cuvées.

Weingut Sommer

Weingut Sommer

That which amazes us, inspires us – the Sommer family has been producing wine in Donnerskirchen, on the southeastern slopes of the Leitha mountain range, since 1698. The continental and Pannonian-influenced climate on the Leithaberg, where the warm summers are tempered by cool nights, establishes the basic premise for the Sommer wine culture.

Mittelburgenland

Weingut Hofbauer-Schmidt

Weingut Hofbauer Schmidt

Petra, Leopold and Johannes are the owners of the Hofbauer-Schmidt winery. They are three people, who not only work and make important decions, but also laugh together. Their shared passion is communicated through the vineyard, the leading variety “Grüner Veltliner” and the indigenous rare variety “Roter Veltliner”. The result is pure joy, which you can see and especially taste.

Neusiedlersee

Weingut PMC Münzenrieder

Weingut PMC Münzenrieder

Located in Burgenland, the PMC Münzenrieder is specialized in the full-bodied reds, fruity noble sweet wines, and even red noble sweet wines. There is no compromise in high quality and to continue the high level no efforts and cost are spared.

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Steiermark

Südsteiermark

Weingut Eric & Walter Polz

Weingut Erich & Walter Polz

The Erich and Walter Polz estate is based in the Südsteiermark in one of the best locations. The geological nature of the soil, the many hours of sunshine and well-distributed rainfall are virtually ideal conditions for vinicultural purposes.

Weingut Schauer

Weingut Schauer

Located in Austria’s highest-lying wine region of Sausal/Südsteiermark, the town of Kitzeck is home to the Schauer winery – a family business where tradition, vertiginous single vineyards, sustainable philosophy and wines full of elegance and finesse are the order of the day.

Skoff Original Winery

Skoff Original Winery

The Skoff Original Winery lies in the south of Styria, in Gamlitz. Walter Skoff, a self-confessed perfectionist, has been making wine for over 30 years, specialising in the varieties Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, along with refreshing, aromatic wines such as Gelber Muskateller, Weissburgunder as well as Austria’s native red grape, the Zweigelt. His passion however is the Sauvignon Blanc – of which there are seven – from a dry Sparkling Sekt to a noble Sweet wine.

 

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Vienna

Weingut Cobenzl

Weingut Cobenzl

The Weingut Wien Cobenzl is owned by the City of Vienna. With the 60 ha vineyard the city is one of the most important wine-growing companies in Vienna. The winery is located in Grinzing, the most famous wine region in Vienna.

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