Wein am Berg 2022
MEET THE TOP WINEMAKERS IN SÖLDEN
In 2022, Top-winegrowers from Austria and the Benelux countries will meet up at Wein am Berg – THE ORIGINAL by Das Central – Alpine. Luxury. Life. – in Sölden to celebrate enjoyment in its finest form. Sample the best wines from the various Austrian winegrowing areas and from the Benelux countries and let the well-known names inspire you.
Top wine estates at Wein am Berg 2022
THE BEST FROM BELGIUM, LUXEMBOURG & THE NETHERLANDS
Pajottenland I Flämisch-Brabant I Belgium
The Belgian winegrowing domain Dappersveld-Woestijn is located west-southwest of Brussels in the region of Pajottenland and has been a merger of the two vineyards Dappersveld and Woestijn since 2016. The two winegrowers Eric Geyssens and Sam Dehandschutter have pooled their shared passion for wine, and now work together on two different terroirs in the Belgian municipalities of Pepingen and Gooik. With much enthusiasm, the two winegrowers strive for a high level of sustainability in the respective vineyards as well as in the preparation and processing of the wines. The vineyard’s most popular grape varieties are Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.
Riemst I Limburg I Belgium
Wine estate Wijnkasteel Genoels-Elderen
Located on the old Roman road, Belgium’s main castle winery is surrounded by a beautiful park, old trees, a fragrant rose garden and vast vineyards. Castle Genoels-elderen cultivates 22 hectares of vineyards on the nearby sunny slopes. Since 1991, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines are planted here in the south of the province of Limburg. With extreme vigilance and hard labour the team keep the vineyards pure and healthy. The vine grower is Stefan Kékkö. The cellars date from the 12th to the 20th century and are filled with traditional oak barrels. The maturing on lees and “bâtonnage” for 12 months enriches the wine. The winemaker is Joyce Kékkö-van Rennes.
Remich I Luxembourg
Wine estate Domaine Claude Bentz
Domaine Claude Bentz is a distinguished Luxemburgish family wine estate in Remich, which stands out for the quality of its products and its traditional know-how. Founded in 1933, the vineyard is currently managed by Claude Bentz and his daughter Carole Bentz, members of the 3rd and 4th generation of a family of winemakers.On 16 hectares of vineyards, spread over most beautiful terroirs of the Moselle valley in Luxembourg, popular grape varieties such as Riesling, Pinot Gris, Auxerrois, Pinot Blanc and Gewürztraminer are cultivated with care. The House stands for first-class wines and Crémant with highest quality. They had been a proud and official supplier to the Grand Duchy’s Court of Luxembourg bearing the title of “Fournisseur de la Cour”, since 2001.
WINE ESTATE DOMAINE CLAUDE BENTZ
Ahn I Luxembourg
Wine estate Clos Mon Vieux Moulin
Amidst the Luxembourg vineyards, at the foot of Palmberg mountain, lies the wine-growing estate Clos Mon Vieux Moulin, not far from Luxembourg City and Trèves. Now in the 11th generation, the cousins Luc and Frank Duhr manage the 14 h large family wine-growing as state with much love and passion for wine-growing. Today, the name of the clos “Mon Vieux Moulin” stands for first-class wine and highest quality. In addition to mineral, long-lasting Rieslings, full-bodied Pinot Gris and surprising Auxerrois, the two high-quality crémants count among the family’s core products. The wine-growing estate is a member of the winegrowers’ association Domaine & Tradition.
WINE ESTATE CLOS MON VIEUX MOULIN
The best wines from Austria
THE AUSTRIAN WINE ELITE AS GUESTS IN SÖLDEN
LANGENLOIS I KAMPTAL I AUSTRIA
Wine estate Bründlmayer
The multi award-winning Bründlmayer Winery is located in the south-east Waldviertel area in Lower Austria, at the lower end of Kamptal and inspires wine connoisseurs from across the globe with the best quality Austrian wine. Willi Bründlmayer manages the 80 hectare vineyard together with son Vincent, Thomas Klinger and Andres Wickhoff, with a great deal awareness of the concept of sustainability. It is not without reason that the vineyard has received the “Winery of the Year“ (Wine & Spirits, USA) award 6 times. Willi Bründlmayer was also t he first ‘Winegrower of the Year’ listed by Falstaff Magazine.
WINE ESTATE BRÜNDLMAYER
SPITZ I WACHAU I AUSTRIA
Wine estate Franz Hirtzberger
Franz and Irmgard Hirtzberger today manage the Austrian quality vineyard Franz Hirtzberger together with their family in the fifth generation. The long-standing vineyard is located in the universally known Wachau winegrowing area in Lower Austria and has achieved considerable success globally. On cropland of 25 hectares, the Hirtzberger family produces top-class wines which are causing quite a stir. Their wines repeatedly achieve top-ratings and countless awards. The terraced vineyards Singerriedel lead the way, which yield a fabulous Riesling and are known among wine lovers as a flagship for best quality.
WINE ESTATE FRANZ HIRTZBERGER
APETLON I BURGENLAND I AUSTRIA
Wine estate Velich
The Velich Vineyard established in 1933 is located in Austrian Apetlon, rooted in the breathtaking natural landscape of Neusiedlersee-Seewinkel national park in Burgenland. Heinz Velich, who was named ‘Wine grower of the year’ in 2012 by Falstaff Magazin, grows his wine with much devotion and is in charge of the family business, which has specialised in varieties of white wine. On a total of 10 hectares of winegrowing area you’ll find renowned grape varieties combined with a long tradition, such as Chardonnay, Welschriesling, Muscat-Ottonel and Bouvier. The Velich winery is particularly famous for its multiple award-winning Chardonnay ‘TIGLAT’.
WINE ESTATE VELICH
BERGHAUSEN I SOUTHERN STYRIA I AUSTRIA
Wine estate Tement
Winemaking is in the DNA of Manfred, Armin, and Stefan Tement. Years of experience allowed them to refine their craft. Today, the family is at one with the wine region and its most characteristic grape variety. Likely, no one else knows as much about Sauvignon Blanc as Manfred and his sons. This grape variety has brought the Tement winery national and international attention. Ongoing knowledge, combined with innovative methods, make for a coherent overall concept. Origin, craftsmanship and unconditional quality are essential ingredients of Tement wines.
WINE ESTATE TEMENT
Ratsch I Southern Styria I Austria
Wine estate Gross
Martina and Johannes took over responsibility for the Gross am Nussberg Vineyard in 2019. For them, manual work is the basis for pressing wine that tastes of the location in which it grows. This aims to further develop the wine style of the winery, which stands for longevity, fineness and subtlety. The grapes originate to 100% from own hillside vineyards, for which they exercise the utmost care in person during cultivation. Their focus is on the grape variety Sauvignon Blanc, which finds optimal conditions in the Styrian-Slovenian border region. It embodies not only the unique typicality of its origin, but also the winery’s style: hand-picked, spontaneous fermentation, separate maturation of every plot and time for the development.
WINE ESTATE GROSS
Kapfenstein I Styria I Austria
Wine estate Winkler-Hermaden
The winery located by Kapfensteiner Kogel impresses not only with wonderful views of the Styrian Vulkanland, but also produces top wines. The Winkler-Hermaden family places great value on maintaining a healthy preservation of a diverse habitat. Winemaker Thomas aims to make the typical character of the soil and the respective varieties come out in the wines. In doing so, the main focus is especially on the red wine variety Blauer Zweigelt, which features to 100% in the famous “Olivin”. For white wine, the main varieties are Sauvignon Blanc, Traminer & Gewurztraminer, but Burgundy varieties such as pinot blanc and pinot gris can also be found in their repertoire. The winery Winkler-Hermaden is a member of the STK-winemakers (Styrian terroir & classic wineries).
WINE ESTATE WINKLER-HERMADEN
Gamlitz I southern Styria I Austria
Wine estate Sattlerhof
‘Tradition meets innovation’ – that is the philosophy of wine-growing family Willi and Maria Sattler, who together with their sons Alexander and Andres, have for years been successfully managing the Sattlerhof Vineyard in Gamlitz. The vineyard is located on a steep elevation, providing unique views across the vineyards in southern Styria. The vineyards span four key areas with a total wine-growing area of 36 hectares. It is the striking terrain, which comprises very steep and challenging sections, that gives the wine its authentic character. Then there is the sustainable wine-growing methods, which includes cultivation, hand-picking and gentle pressing which has a role to play in the top quality of the Sattlerhof wines.
WINE ESTATE SATTLERHOF
Straden I southeast Styria I Austria
Wine estate Neumeister
With the latest distinction “Falstaff wine grower of the year 2019”, Christoph Neumeister can now rightly count himself among the top winegrowers from Austria. The winery, well-known in the wine scene, is located in Straden in Styrian Vulkanland, in the south-east of Austria and delights wine lovers in particular with its unique white wine creations. On a total area of 30 ha, the small individual vineyards are found mostly on steep slopes as a result of the topology. The various vineyards are cultivated organically with great commitment to sustainable winegrowing since 2013. This practised sustainability, in turn, is reflected in each and every premium drop of Neumeister wine.
WINE ESTATE NEUMEISTER
GAMLITZ I SOUTHERN STYRIA 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
Styria I Austria
Gölles’ ‘Schnapps Idea’: It all started with an idea. In Austria, we refer to those as ‘schnapps idea’, meaning a slightly wild, unique vision. Since 1979, Alois Gölles has devoted himself to this idea with all his heart and soul, leaving no stone unturned. He uses only the best, purest and ripest fruit for distillation. Free of additives such as sugar, flavourings or colourings, the Gölles manufactory in Riegersburg distils noble spirits and brandies following the traditional double distillation method in precious copper pot stills. 1984 marked the starting point of his unique and innovative vinegar manufacture.
MORE ABOUT GÖLLES
Renowned Vineyards Burgenland
TOP WINEMAKERS AND GREATEST WINES FROM AUSTRIA
Looking back on great gratitude as well as combined with long-standing friendship, the association “Renowned Vineyards Burgenland” is represented once more this year at the upcoming Wein am Berg Event in 2022 in Sölden. Of the 13 membership vineyards of the collective, the names of all which are of great international significance top vineyards are present in 2022:
Wine estate Paul Achs I Gols
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 I Rust
Kurt Feiler surprises with a substantial range of dry white & red wines, and in particular with his sweet wines.
Wine estate Gesellmann I Deutschkreutz
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 I Deutschkreutz
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 Juris I Gols
The wines from Golser are prime examples of wines with strong character, varietal purity and fruitiness from all the Golser vineyards. The Stiegelmar family pays special attention to the Burgundy varieties, especially Pinot noir and St. Laurent.
Wine estate Kerschbaum I Horitschon
The traditional 30-hectare winery emphasises on powerful, long-lasting wines with an intentionally subtle nuance of oak.
The PINO 3000 wine-growers
3 WINE GROWERS, 3 COUNTRIES = 1 WINE
WINE - our passion...
Wine pairs enthusiasm with exquisite taste. We teamed up with three top-winegrowers to create the PINO 3000, a unique three-countries wine which is matured in exquisite barriques at 3,048 m above sea level at the ice Q. The PINO 3000 winemakers will be back at Wein am Berg 2022 to spoil us with their best wines!