How has it all started? 30 years ago, our family decided to bid farewell to the stables and fields, the cattle and grain and to focus entirely on viticulture, which, up to that moment, had only played a minor role. Our unique, multi-layered soils and the mild climate provided us with the ideal preconditions for growing high-quality red wine varieties, in particular the Blaufränkisch.
With the success, also the business was extended step by step, only our passion has remained the same. Georg presses his wines with great enthusiasm, together with his sister Burgi, he manages the business.
I don’t want to create wines but would like to sensitively follow and accompany the maturation of the wine in the cellar. In doing so, each of our wines may develop its individual character and taste.”
The roots of our vines reach deeply into the soil. What they find there is characterized by a high diversity, as the sites of our vineyards lie on very different layers of rock.
In individual locations, they find crystalline rocks such as mica slate and orthogneiss – hundreds of million years old, they have emerged from the high pressure and high temperature. Only at a few Austrian vineyards, they can be found, in the Blaufränkischland only in Neckenmarkt.
At the Western fringe of the Ödenburger Mountain Range, shell limestone dominates the soil structure. In the lowlands, the soil is characterized by well-grounded to sandy loam – which is typical for the Mittelburgenland.
At the end of all effort stands the wine, with which we would like to convince you. The constant quality of our expressive wines is ensured by a sustainable, near-natural cultivation. Our grapes are exclusively harvested by hand; the soil of our vineyards is grassed all year round.
We have dedicated ourselves to the maturation of characteristic red wines, in particular the Blaufränkisch, which is typical for the region. Next to the major variety Blaufränkisch, our offer is complemented by Zweigelt, St. Laurent, Blauer Burgunder, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah.
The last three are mainly cultivated for the production of the Cuvées of Georg, Morandus and Sempre.
Blaufränkisch Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and our Cuvée Sempre only enter the market in excellent vintages.
A small part of the vineyard area is also dedicated to white wine – Welschriesling and Chardonnay.
Each vintage writes its own history; depending on the location of the vineyard, the correct point in time has to be found for the grape harvest. This is carried out by hand, in order to create the best possible basis for quality wines in a considerate and near-nature way.
After pressing, the red wines are matured in wooden barrels. The wine has the time it requires for its development and maturation, in order to mature and to become.
Georg‘s philosophy: “I don’t want to create wines but would like to sensitively follow and accompany the maturation of the wine in the cellar. In doing so, each of our wines may develop its individual character and taste.”
In the course of time, our winery has grown without forgetting the basics: to ensure the quality, harmony, and character of our wines and therefore, to provide for full indulgence.
WELCOME TO THE WIEDERS’
Our relationship to wine is completely a personal one. Run as a family business, our winery covers almost 40 hectares of vineyards in and around Neckenmarkt in central Burgenland, the home of the Blaufränkisch. Our wines prosper here on fertile soils in some of the best locations of the region.
Different grape varieties mature to top wines at our winery, including Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt, Merlot, Syrah, Sankt Laurent, Cabernet Sauvignon, Blauer Burgunder, as well as Welschriesling and Chardonnay. Our family has fully dedicated itself to the terroir-oriented viticulture and the classification of the vineyard locations.
WE ARE WINE
The quality of our top wines is guaranteed because we work in harmony with nature and devote great time and effort to our wines. In addition, our focus is on quantity limitations and the production of typical red wines, especially the Blaufränkisch. The quality achieved is maintained with care and improved in the cellar. More than 60% of our grape varieties are Blaufränkisch, which is differently produced depending on the age of vines and the location.
Our wine selection is completed by Zweigelt, Sankt Laurent, Blauer Burgunder, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. The last three varieties are mainly used for the production of our blends Morandus and Sempre. Our wines Blaufränkisch Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and our blend Sempre are produced exclusively in outstanding vintage years. A limited portion of the vineyard area is dedicated to the white wines, Welschriesling and Chardonnay.
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