Let's start by me articulating what I understand Natural Wine to be - again just my humble opinion to this complex subject! But let's just address the Elephant in the room and trying to keep it simple!
I define Natural wine to be real wine, made from healthy grapes and native yeasts - wine that lives - it's all about the wine grower and how he or she is working with nature and not trying to control nature! Environmentally conscious! Symbiotic relationships in the vineyard!
To be considered natural, wines should be farmed organically and/or biodynamically and even better follow Rudolf Steiner principles, free of chemical sprays, additives and fermented with native yeasts and dry farming practices (meaning no irrigation systems) - it's a farming philosophy, a practice and a life style choice how to make real wine.
Real Wine! Let the soil, the earth, the sun, the wind…basically nature drive the core essence of the wine.
Authentic wines: balance, harmony, silkiness, acidic structure, aromatic finesse. Cold climate wines with longer ripening seasons, wines that tell a story, wines that are a story and represent cultural aspects of a region, that's what makes me tick!
I really like high levels of acidity in my wine, for me it is a key element that brings elegance to a wine and makes drinking and enjoying wine pleasurable.
Working with winemakers that I trust, respect and who adhere to letting wine as much as possible being made by nature with less & less influence by modern winemaking techniques is essential to me. Lower sulfites, less chemicals and working with nature, clear, crisp and consistent production makes me tick.
The winemakers in this portfolio demonstrate a tremendous care about what they produce and after some time working and enjoying wines like these, one notices that these wines are imbued not just with traces of its region, but also with the energy of care and respect that was dedicated to it in the vineyard and in the cellar.
I grew up within a 2-kilometer radius from most of these winemakers in Vienna. I have traveled in the 70‘s on the back of my fathers motorcycle nearly every nice weekend to the late Josef Jamek in the Wachau, whose wines are iconic for Austria & abroad and certainly a personal highlight in this selection.
My goal is to bring the essence of Austrian winemaking to North America -
“Quality & Culture in Terroir driven wines”.
Enjoy them with me and others!
Burgenland - Kremstal - Steiermark - Wachau - Wagram - Weinviertel - Wien
Wines from a deep rooted place, real wines from passionate winemakers focused on century old wine making styles without using any herbicides.
The Romans, while conquering Europe also planted vines in most all European Capitals. Madrid, Paris,...& Vienna. The Appellation of Vienna dates back to pre-roman times and has 1,650 acres under vine, all within the current city limits. These vineyards are home to the now famous Viennese Gemischter Satz (Viennese Field Blends) which, in an effort to preserve the city's cultural heritage, have therefore been recognized by Slow Food as an Ark of Taste and a Presidia Project!
It is all about Terroir!
GROWN NATURALLY AND BOTTLED CONSCIOUSLY
NO ADDED CHEMICALS OR PRESERVATIVES
NO SUGAR ADDED EVER AND NEVER
NO OR LOW SULFITES ADDED - LESS IS MORE
NO SYNTHETIC HERBICIDES EVER
SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC OR BIODYNAMIC FARMING METHODS A MUST
VEGAN + GLUTEN FREE
GRAPES HARVESTED BY HAND ONLY
Don’t stop drinking wine, start drinking clean responsible wines!