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Domäne Wachau
Size Winzergenossenschaft in the Lower Austrian wine region Wachau based in Dürnstein, which was founded in 1938 by buying the former winery of the Starhemberg family under the name "Winzergenossensc...
Name: Domäne Wachau
Foundation year: 1714
Address: Address 3601 Dürnstein, Austria
Area: Wachau
Vineyard: 440 ha
Owner: 250 Winzerfamilien
Manager: Obmann Johann Martin
Managing Director: Mag. Roman Horvath MW
Wine Maker: Heinz Frischengruber
Phone: Phone
Fax: Fax
Social Media:
Associations: Vinea Wachau
Work time:
Our Vinotheque-opening hours: April to October Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm November to March from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm Tasting and buying of the complete wine portfolio in the wine shop possible. Cellar tours with commented wine tasting from April to October every Saturday at 2 pm (withou prior notice) Group tours on request at individual times and dates
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Producer of premium wines, which regularly include even in international comparison among the best of its kind. Mediocre wines are rare, real weaknesses there is hardly ever. Arise even in difficult years here regularly superior qualities.
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0.75 L
2017 Wachau Riesling dry "Amphora"
23.00 €
90 WP - Excellent
Translate to English Editor note: Goldfarben. Eher herber, leicht kräuteriger und hefiger Duft mit Zitrus- und Kernobstaromen, florale...
0.75 L
2010 Wachau Ried Achleiten Riesling dry
19.70 €
90 WP - Excellent
Editor note: 'Prominent vegetal notes on the nose, hint of petrol, tart yellow fruit aromas, light herbaceous and...
0.75 L
2018 Wachau Ried Kellerberg Grüner Veltliner Smaragd dry
26.00 €
92 WP - Excellent
Editor note: Clear, firm nose, pomaceous and stone fruit, herbaceous and floral traces, touch of olive oil a hint...
0.75 L
2018 Wachau Ried Achleiten Grüner Veltliner Smaragd dry
26.00 €
91 WP - Excellent
Editor note: Firm, fairly deep nose, vegetal and herbaceous notes, smoky traces, light yellow fruit and floral ar...
0.75 L
2018 Wachau Ried Kaiserberg Grüner Veltliner Federspiel dry
11.50 €
87 WP - Very good
Editor note: Cool, fresh, light nose, elegant vegetal and light mineral notes, yellow fruit aromas. Very slightly...
0.75 L
2018 Wachau Ried Achleiten Riesling Smaragd dry
26.00 €
92 WP - Excellent
Editor note: Tart nose, dried herbs and a hint of tobacco, restrained, tart yellow fruit, floral traces, prominen...

Size wine cooperative in the Lower Austrian wine region Wachau based in Dürnstein, which was founded in 1938 by buying the former winery of the Starhemberg family under the name "Winzergenossenschaft Wachau". It was then renamed "Freie Weingärtner Wachau" in 1990 and has been operating under the new name "Domain Wachau" since 2008. Johann Martin was elected as the new chairman at the 2009 general assembly. Managing Director is Mag. Roman Horvath ( ). For the oenology Heinz Frischengruber is responsible. The philosophy is as follows: The Wachau domain strives for the most authentic origin character in the wines. The Wachau and the large individual layers or Rieden should be expressed precisely and clearly. Long and stable are also important fruit which then, after a few years, change into complex maturity notes with correspondingly high-quality wines. The high shelf life of selected emeralds is an explicit goal with the winemaking, The entire production process takes place according to certified, sustainable Criteria of Sustainable Austria,

Domain Wachau at the foot of the Riede Kellerberg with Kellerschlössl

Around 250 member companies cultivate 440 hectares of vineyards, which makes up around a third of the Wachau area. These are bound by contracts for three years. Management must be based on the above-mentioned criteria regarding ecology, economy and social issues. Based on this, a for members Bonitursystem created. Great value is placed on training, know-how transfer and intensive personal contact. Those grape suppliers who ensure extra quality in the vineyards receive special surcharges for the grape prices depending on the location. In 2018, a new building for the reception and vinification under the wine terraces of the Kellerberg was put into operation. The gentle processing of the hand-read, depending on vine. Riede and Maturity level selected grapes are made on four levels using gravity. The pneumatic Press can also make small batches for Mikrovinifikationen to process. The vinification comes to an end under perfect climatic conditions.

Domain Wachau - vinotheque

The famous "Kellerschlössel" was commissioned by Hieronymus Übelbacher (1674-1740), the rehearsal of Dürnstein Abbey, and completed by Jakob Prandtauer (1660-1726), the creator of the Melk Abbey, in 1715. The huge natural cellar dug in 1693 is located under the cellar lock. The baroque jewel lies at the foot of the famous Wachau top location Kellerberg, the "local mountain" of the Wachau domain. Historical meetings took place here in 1955. The then Austrian Foreign Minister Leopold Figl (1902-1965) had access with his own key and often invited high-ranking politicians and diplomats to nightly negotiations before signing the Austrian State Treaty. According to contemporary witnesses, the wines they enjoyed wore like “Dürnsteiner stone's throw “To success. In 2005, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Austrian State Treaty, the “Wachauer stone's throw “Revived. The portfolio also includes the one that is also steeped in history brand wine "Wachau Himmelsstiege ".

Domain Wachau - Baroque jewel Kellerschlössl

White wines are produced to over 90%. The Green Veltliner is the leading variety, it dominates with two thirds of the amount that is other varieties Riesling (17%), Müller-Thurgau. Neuburger. Pinot Blanc. Chardonnay. muscatel. Zweigelt (6%), Pinot Noir and St. Laurent, The grapes come from the best vineyards in the Wachau, for example Achleiten. Axpoint Bruck Hochrain. Kaiserberg. Kellerberg. Kollmitz. Loibenberg, Pichlpoint, Setzberg, Singerriedel and Tausendeimerberg ( Castle hill ). Among other things, the low yields of 39 to 55 hl / ha are responsible for the top quality. It is in the basement non-invasive The motto “controlled doing nothing”.

The domain Wachau was with founder Willi Schwengler among the founding fathers of the Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus with the quality levels stone feather, feather play and emerald. Top wines are the single-layer emeralds from Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, as well as Sweet wines (esp. Riesling TBA Kellerberg). In extensive wines are stored back to vintage 1947. In 1999, the Wachau domain was the first Austrian wine producer to win the von Wine & Spirit awarded the title "International Winery of the Year". Around 2.5 million bottles of wine are produced annually. Grüner Veltliner is distilled twice in the in-house distillery and matures in the small wooden barrel, The top product is the Veltliner brandy "XA22".

Company premises and cellar castle: © Domain Wachau
Vinotheque: © Domain Wachau Wurnig

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