Top winemakers from Austria & Piedmont
AT WEIN AM BERG 2019 IN SÖLDEN
Burgenland I Austria
Renowned Wineries of Burgenland
The creme de la creme of the Burgenland winemaking scene – joined up as the RENOWNED WINERIES OF BURGENLAND – will once again come together in Sölden for Wein am Berg 2019 and together with us wine lovers from across the world celebrate wine enjoyment at the highest level. This small & fine association, which has been supporting Wein am Berg since day one, is made up of 13 top winegrowers who are committed to promoting high-quality and sustainable winegrowing. Together, the wine growers cultivate 370 ha of vineyards and produce more than 2 million bottles a year.
RENOWNED WINERIES OF BURGENLAND
Wine estate Paul Achs
With his red wines, Paul Achs is among the top-elite of Austrias winemakers and is a partner in our PINO 3000 project.
Wine estate Feiler-Artinger
Kurt Feiler surprises with a substantial range of dry white & red wines, and in particular with his sweet wines.
Wine estate Gesellmann
Poster boy wine grower Albert Gesellmann puts his main focus on the Blaufränkisch variety, which features heavily in his top wines “Opus Eximium”, “Hochberc” and “G”.
Wine estate Hans Igler
In the heart of the “Blaufränkisch” winegrowing area, the Reisner-Igler family has specialised in the grape varieties Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Wine estate Kollwentz
The Kollwentz family is among the pioneers of Burgenland viticulture. The top wines are all in the leading group at international awards, and rightly so.
Wine estate Krutzler
Reinhold Krutzler is managing the winery in the fifth generation now, and the name has stood for the highest quality since the year one. The red wines are among the best in Austria.
Wine estate Rittsteuer
The Rittsteuer family has dedicated itself to the cultural asset that is wine since centuries. Striving for the highest quality and creating wines full of character take centre stage.
Spitz I Wachau I Austria
Wine estate Franz Hirtzberger
Nestled among the mountains and the flowing Danube River, the Wachau winery Franz Hirtzberger is located in one of the most beautiful cultural landscapes in the world. Since generations, the Hirtzberger family endeavours to produce excellent wine in variety-typical purity and, above all, of the highest quality level. As one of the best wineries in the Wachau region and Austria, the vineyard with its showpiece wines from the Singerriedel never fails to feature in the leading group at famous competitions. It was only in 2016 that Hirtzberger Vineyard was listed among the TOP 10 of the 100 best wines in the world by influential wine critic James Suckling for its Riesling Smaragd Singerriedel (2015).
WINE ESTATE FRANZ HIRTZBERGER
REICHERSDORF I TRAISENTAL I Austria
Wine estate Markus Huber
When Markus Huber took over the small vineyard, family-owned for more than 250 years, in the year 2000, he made it his mission to develop the vineyard into an internationally recognised, leading Austrian company. This he managed in just a few years and can today rightly carry the name “Poster boy wine grower or wonder child (Decanter) from Traisental”. His white wines – mainly Grüner Veltliner & Riesling – of the highest quality reflect the origin and are characterised by their fine elegance. In 2015, Markus Huber was chosen “Falstaff winemaker of the year“ by Falstaff magazine.
WINE ESTATE MARKUS HUBER
Pulkautal I Weinviertel I Austria
Schlossweingut Graf Hardegg
The castle vineyard Graf Hardegg is located in the northern Weinviertel, not far from the Czech border. On 35 ha, Maximilian Hardegg grows his wines and dedicates all of his passion to the classic great varieties of Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Zweigelt but also Pinot Noir. In addition to the three wine ranges “Veltlinsky”, “Graf Hardegg” and “Wines from the castle”, the location “Ried Steinbügel” ensures repeated distinctions in renowned wine guides. The heart of the vineyard is made up of the old castle wine cellar from the year 1640.
SCHLOSSWEINGUT GRAF HARDEGG
LANGENLOIS I KAMPTAL I Austria
Wine estate Bründlmayer
Bründlmayer winegrowing estate is the embodiment of style, elegance and largesse and in the international world of wine is synonymous for the utmost quality. Being respectful of nature and its resources is a priority. Herbicides are completely avoided and a great deal of attention is bestowed to environmental management. As well as the traditional Austrian grape variety, Grüner Veltliner, the winegrowing estate also inspires with its Riesling, Burgundy and Chardonnay grapes.
WINE ESTATE BRÜNDLMAYER
Gamlitz I Südsteiermark I Austria
Wine estate Lackner-Tinnacher
Nestling amid vineyards and orchards is the Lackner-Tinnacher wine-growing estates in Gamlitz., South Styria. Winegrowing has been a feature on this estate for over 240 years. Today the winegrowing estate, which has been managed since 2013 by Katharina Tinnacher, is among the best in South Styria with its stylistically confident wines. The utmost attention is given to the vineyards. The vine stocks are thinned out on a regular basis and manual forming the shoots also means that in more difficult years, the grapes achieve a high level of maturity, ensuring high quality wine. The result is characterfu lwines which reveal the inspiring special features of specific locations.
WINE ESTATE LACKNER-TINNACHER
L'Insieme wine grower from Piedmont
HAS BEEN INVITED TO WEIN AM BERG 2019
The winegrowers' association and charity “L'Insieme” was founded by world-famous star winegrower Elio Altare in the 1990s with the idea of collecting money for the reservation of historic sites in Piedmont. Nowadays, parts of the proceeds from the sale of the seven L'Insieme Cuvées goes to supporting charitable projects in Piedmont and across the world. In the years past, winegrowers have donated more than half a million euro.
If in the past many of the winegrowers went unnoticed, today they all belong to the Piedmontese winegrowing elite. The friendship between the individual winegrowing families and the vision of helping others laid the foundations for the group. The idea to make wines under their own brand, a story of cooperation, hard work, friendship and a shared passion is selflessly practised until this day by each and every member. And this idea developed to achieve global reach.
La Morra I Piemont I Italy
Elio Altare and his winegrowing estate, which bears the same name, has rightly assumed the role of pioneer. Elio Altare has even been described by some as a wine legend in Piedmont. Today, with his daughters, Silvia und Elena, he runs his winegrowing estate with a great deal of consistency, particularly out in the vineyard. The yields today are still exceptionally small, yet the quality is very high. His red wines, with the Barolo leading the way, are internationally regarded as top-class and regularly achieve the highest ratings.
Monforte d'Alba I Piemont I Italy
When Gianfranco Alessandria took his family winegrowing estate over in 1986, he sold – as in previous years – his yield to other winegrowing estates in Piedmont. At the end of the 80s he and his cousin seized the opportunity to bottle their first wine. When he produced his first Barolo in 1993, he received the highest rating from Italian wine guide Gambero Rosso – ‘Tre Bicchieri’ – even before it was marketed. Today Gianfranco manages the winegrowing estate together with his wife and his two daughters.
La Morra I Piemont I Italy
Immediate neighbours to Elio Altare, the Corino family have made a big name for themselves when it comes to team work and today are rightly regarded as being among the TOP producers in Langhe. Together with his son Giuliano, Giovanni Corino and the winegrowing estate have made it into the Premier League of Barolo & Barbera wines. Today the family has 15 hectares of estate, on which it is predominantly Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo grape varieties that are grown.
La Morra I Piemont I Italy
Wine connoisseurs from across the globe know him and go into raptures about the Barolo from the SILVIO GRASSO winegrowing estate. Not far from Alba, nestling in wonderful landscape is a small family-managed business, that has come a long way and today is more than successfully managed in its second generation by Paolo and Silvio.
Castiglione Tinella I Piemont I Italy
On the hills around Castiglione Tinella is the traditionally managed winegrowing estate run by the Morando family, who have been here since the 17th century. Today it is Giulio (cellarer) and Paolo (in charge of the vineyard) who manage the estate, producing wines that are really exceptional, elegant and uncomplicated; simply inspiring.
La Morra I Piemont I Italy
The Fratelli Revello winegrowing estate is located in the district of La Morra, direct neighbours to Elio Altare. It was only in the early 90s that the decision was taken to focus on winegrowing. Today 12 hectares, in the best locations, are tended to using traditional methods. The Barolos from Fratelli Ravello, matured in French oak barrels, rightly inspire each and every year, being described as sophisticated, rich and full of finesse. These days the winegrowing estate is managed by Elena & Simone.
La Morra I Piemont I Italy
The Mauro Veglio winegrowing estate is also situated in La Morra and is managed today by Mauro Veglio and his wife. They also own vineyards in the best Cru locations, including Gattera, Rocche dell Annunziata and Arborina. The wines are renowned for their elegance, freshness and complexity and leave you wanting more. Mauro is devoted to pressing wines typical of the region and has definitely managed to do just that with his great Baroli.
More guest wine-growers from Piedmont
ENJOYMENT AT ITS VERY BEST
Piedmont – located in the north west of Italy – is one of the biggest wine-growing areas in the country. Surrounded by the Alps in the north and the Ligurian mountain ranges in the south, Piedmont is the only wine-growing area in Italy not have any Mediterranean influence. Big names like Barolo and Barbaresco – both of which come from the high-quality Nebbiolo grape – are pressed in Piedmont and are just perfect for the climatic conditions in the region.
Alba I Piemont I Italy
Since 1989, the Prunotto Winery, named after the founder Alfredo Prunotto, has been wholly owned by the Marchesi Antinori family, the most illustrious wine dynasty in Italy. Today, the winery is run by Albiera Antinori. The Antinori family places great emphasis on maintaining the exceptional wine quality which Alfredo Prunotto had always insisted upon. The winery possesses the best vineyards in Piedmont and has managed to preserve the vines' unique, regional flavour – with a little help from modern technology.
Neive I Piemont I Italy
Azienda Agricola F.lli Cigliuti
You may perhaps never have heard of him, but lovely Renato Cigluiti from Piedmont’s Neive is one of the best Barbaresco wine-growers in Italy. Renato has always had a clear vision of what it is he wants to achieve with his vineyard and thanks to his self-assertion and passion, he has managed to press high-quality and long-lasing wines. 90% of the work is done in the vineyard, with work in the cellar limited to the minimum.
AZIENDA AGRICOLA F.LLI CIGLIUTI
Castiglione Falletto I Piemont I Italy
The 25 hectare Cavallotto winery is located at the gateway to Castiglione Falletto, in the heart of the Barolo region and since 1928 has been one of the best known traditional businesses in the region. Now in its fourth generation, the winery is managed with a great deal of passion, motivation and commitment, and time and again inspires with the utmost in elegance and longevity.
Pocapaglia I Piemont I Italy
Nestling in the wonderful landscape of Roero, two winegrowers – Monica and Daniela Tibaldi – have breathed new life into the wine scene in Piedmont. A particularly contemporary outlook when it comes to producing their wines, yet still keeping in mind and preserving tried and trusted traditions – which they both learned from their father and grand-father – is what makes their wines unique & authentic.
The PINO 3000 wine-growers
3 WINE GROWERS, 3 COUNTRIES = 1 WINE
WINE - our passion...
The best ideas are often created during the fabulous four days at Wein am Berg, in the heart of the Sölden glacier ski area (above 3,000 m). PINO 3000, our 3-country wine, was also conceived here. For this cross-border wine project, we sought out the best three Pinot Noir winemakers.
- WEINGUT PAUL ACHS from Austria
- KELLEREI ST. PAULS from Italy
- WEINGUT DR. HEGER from Germany
Our PINO 3000 winemakers will be back at Wein am Berg 2019 to spoil us with their best wines! We look forward to memorable wine tasting days!