Austria’s top Gemischter Satz wines

4. Weingut Hajszan-Neumann

Weingut Hajszan-Neumann is a medium-sized winery with around 20 hectares of vineyards on Nußberg, Steinberg, Neubergen and Scheibern in the Vienna DAC.

The winery was bought by restaurateur-turned-winemaker Stefan Hajszan (pictured right) and business partner Heinz Neumann (pictured left) in 2000. It has been organic since 2006. A new winemaking facility was built at the winery in 2007.

Fritz Wieninger (pictured centre) of Weingut Wieninger bought the company in 2014, and though he is now the sole owner, he chooses to keep the Hajszan-Neumann brand.

Grapes processing and fermentation is is undertaken at Weingut Wieninger, then the wines are transported to the Hajszan-Neumann winery in the Grinzinger Straße for storage/maturation. The winery also has a restaurant run by three Michelin-starred chef Juan Amador.

Wieninger’s influence ensures a high standard of winemaking is maintained at the winery. Now Demeter-certifed (Weininger is a vocal biodynamic advocate and key member of the Respekt-Biodyn biodynamic winegrowers group), the winery produces terroir-driven  Gemischter Satz from the Weissleiten site to the north of the Nussberg from co-fermentations of Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Welchsriesling, Grüner Veltliner and Neuberger.

In 2015 Wieninger produced its first natural (no added sulphur) Traminer and a natural Weissleiten Wiener Gemischter Satz – claimed to be Vienna’s first commercialised natural Gemischter Satz, which is matured in a concrete egg – under the Hajszan-Neumann label. There is also varietal Grüner Veltliner, Riesling and Chardonnay.

Weingut Hajszan-Neumann exports to Japan and the US, with production running to around 60,000 bottles per year.

One Response to “Austria’s top Gemischter Satz wines”

  1. Helen says:

    Where can i buy gemischter sat white wine from Vienna Austria.

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