Austria’s top Gemischter Satz wines

5. Weingut Wieninger

Portrait_Wieninger

Weingut Wieninger is located in Stammersdorf and Gemischter Satz is its raison d’être. If anyone can be credited for the recrudescence of Wiener Gemischter Satz in Austrian and its growing popularity in ohter countries of the world, it is Fritz Wieninger.

It began with his Nußberg Alte Reben 1999 since when Wieninger has become a byword for authentic, terroir-driven Gemischter Satz wines of the highest quality.

For the winemaker, who was convinced of the potential of Gemischter Satz by Franz Mayer, winemaker at Weingut Mayer am Pfarrplatz, it was a case of rediscovering the Vienna region’s winegrowing heritage and Gemischter Satz’s place in the history of winemaking tout court.

“It always was here,” he explains. “Gemischter Satz… is a super-historic way of making wine, not just for us, but for probably all regions in the world. It was never just one variety in early history.”

Fritz Wieninger is one of the biggest producers in Vienna, producing around 350,000 bottles a year from 72 hectatres of biodynamically farmed vineyards – 52ha are Weingut Wieninger vineyards, while 20ha are for the wines of Weingut Hajszan Neumann, which Wieninger purchased in 2014 (see previous page).

His Wieninger range comprises his estate Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC, the grapes for which come from Wieninger’s Bisamberg and Nussberg vineyard sites, and three superb single-vineyard offerings: from Nussberg Ulm, Bisamberg Ried Hochfeld and Nussberg Rosengartl – whose wines were among the most sought-after in the days of the Habsburg empire.

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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