Brundlmayer Gruner Veltliner from the famed Heiligenstein slopes are some of the best in the country.
These two quotes encapsulate why Brundlmayer is one of the best Producers in Austria: “The wine tells everything about the soil, the heat and cold, of storm and rain, the landscape – and the people involved from the beginning.” Willi Brundlmayer.
“The art of wine making consists of understanding a natural product grown on living soil in such a way that the metamorphosis – from vine to grape to juice to wine – is like a melody. The wine tells everything about the soil, the heat and cold, of storm and rain, the landscape – and the people involved from the beginning.” Willi Brundlmayer
Bründlmayer would be the first to admit that the quality and age of his vineyards are central to his reputation. Grüner Veltliner is the main variety here, and his top vineyards are Käferberg and Lamm, in which the clay and loess soil can result in wines of high ripeness and power. Lamm is located on the eastern slopes of the celebrated Heiligenstein, and it’s a warm site that requires a watchful eye to ensure the grapes don’t overripen.
When he took over his parents’ winery, he introduced a policy of ecological winegrowing. Synthetic fertilizers are waived since 1979. Our vineyards are cultivated sustainably, following the Austrian Programme of Sustainable Agriculture and since 2015 in a biological-organic way, certified by LACON. The management of natural resources – soil, sun, water and plants – follows simple and sensible procedures. For instance, pheromones are applied throughout all important sites of the winery in order to disrupt the mating habits of the dangerous grape vine moth. This means that no additional plant protection agents need to be used against the insect. When old vineyards are cleared, the fields are left fallow, for several years if necessary, so that the soil can recover fully.
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