Winery

Lichtenberger González

Wines grown at the "end of the world": ancient vineyards, between cooling forests, a hot east, a moderating lake and soil mixes from pure lime to pure slate. The lovers Lichtenberger González find their paradise.

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"Don't expect us to be on the same flavour highway as the majority."

– Martin Lichtenberger González

Muschelkalk Rosé 2021

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Animating
12,90 €
17,20 €/L

Muschelkalk Weiß 2021

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Vegetative
Smooth
13,80 €
18,40 €/L

Muschelkalk Rot 2021

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Juicy, fine-meshed
14,90 €

Flor Pinot Noir 2020

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Vegetative
Oxidative, Fine-meshed
19,50 €
26,00 €/L

Bubbles Non Vintage

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Elegant, Fine-meshed
20,90 €
27,87 €/L
Sold out

Leithaberg Weiß 2022

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Elegant, Smooth
21,90 €
29,20 €/L

Leithaberg Rot 2019

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Elegant, Structured
22,50 €
30,00 €/L

Weißburgunder 2020

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Vegetative
Elegant, Fine-meshed
26,70 €
35,60 €/L

Mira Brunn Blaufränkisch 2019

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Elegant
28,00 €
37,33 €/L
Sold out

Muskat Ottonel 2020

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Smooth,Aromatic
29,90 €
39,87 €/L

Tres Cuartos 2021

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Vegetative
Elegant, Oxidative
29,90 €
39,87 €/L

Edelbrunn 2021

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Vegetative
From invigorating herbs, grasses, hay to chamomile and notes of essential oils.
Elegant, complex
32,50 €
43,33 €/L

Lichtenberger González: Expressive natural wines

From the very beginning, the young Austrian-Spanish couple Lichtenberger González was clear that they wanted to produce natural wines of the highest quality. And this under the maxim that every wine should be given the time it needs to become as nature intended.

Adriana and Martin more than live up to this claim thanks to their experiences from studies and wineries around the globe, the special climatic soil-geological conditions of their sites and, last but not least, the magic that this winemaker-love affair quite obviously carries within itself.

Lichtenberger Gonzalez work with precision and a passion for their craft

With Blaufränkisch, Neuburger, Grüner Veltliner and Pinot Blanc, the Lichtenberger González winery cultivates exclusively autochthonous (=local) grape varieties with conviction. Everything is organic, with meticulous manual work and a lot of passion, special natural wines are produced here, all of which are bottled after spontaneous fermentation, without filtration or fining and with minimal use of sulphur.

The result is great, terroir-driven and deep natural wines with elegantly integrated acidity and grippy structure. Salty, delicate and with subtle pressures, Adriana and Martin Lichtenberger Gonzalez are masters of elevage, a term that refers to the maturation and process of winemaking from fermentation to bottling.

In doing so, they give the wines the time they need. Many wines come to market only after 2-3 years of maturation, such as the Weißburgunder, Tres Cuartos or the Leithaberg Rot.

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From Burgenland to California and back to the "end of the world".

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This said end of the world, as Adriana and Martin call it themselves, is in Burgenland. In Breitenbrunn, to be precise. A truly exceptional place between the Leithagebirge and Lake Neusiedl. In addition to the special microclimate, the vines here also grow on a special soil composition that offers excellent conditions for demanding viticulture.

At the very top of the Edelgraben, you will find pure slate, while further down you will find barren limestone soils that provide the tautness and saltiness of the wines. For a few bucks, the Muschelkalk Weiß and Muschelkalk Rot already deliver a lot of soil aromatics and terroir into the glass.

But this special Austrian-Spanish love affair started somewhere else. Adriana González, whose home is Galicia, Spain, and Martin Lichtenberger, from Burgenland, met during an internship abroad in Sonoma, California. There they were hit by Armor's arrow and decided to realise their dream of owning their own winery in Martin's home town of Breitenbrunn.

Artisanal. Natural. Different. Lichtenberger González make wine like in the old days.

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"Winemaking is such an old craft that it no longer needs any innovation. Everything, really everything, that is good about it has long been invented. Much of it already forgotten. Even more buried and much, suppressed by the pursuit of maximum profit and greatest complaisance. So don't expect us to be on the same taste highway as most.

On the contrary. We amble along at a snail's pace on byways, making our wines slowly and patiently by hand, the way they have always been made. Spontaneous fermentation, in wood, long on the yeast and with minimal intervention. Nature herself knows quite well what she wants and does not need any certificates to be completely herself. Just like us"

- Martin Lichtenberger González