Gut Oggau's philosophy is not about grape varieties, but about the "wine family".
Actually, Stephanie and Eduard process grape varieties typical for Burgenland such as Welschriesling, Grüner Veltliner, Gewürztraminer as well as Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt. But these are not that important for the two winemakers, at least in communication - they are not even on the label.
Instead, the Oggau estate has built up its range as a wine family: Each wine shows a drawn face on the label, which is supposed to reflect the character of the wine. They divide their wine family into three age groups:
From the younger vineyards on the plain spring the grandchildren, who present themselves as fresh, energetic and also cheeky wines in the glass - such as "Theodora", who is the daughter of "Wiltrude".
The parents' generation includes "Emmeram" and "Timotheus", their wines come from sun-flooded slopes with more power, corners and edges as far as more intensity. More pronounced personalities.
The two family heads, i.e. the grandparents "Mechthild" and "Bertholdi", come from single vineyards that are gently pressed with a restored 200-year-old tree press. Wines that conjure up an impressive independence, complexity and energy.
By the way: the faces drawn on the bottles are fictitious persons and yet they seem as if you had met them before, in the most beautiful way! As soon as it is poured out, it beguiles the nose with a typical aroma of peaches, apples, citrus fruits and flowers. It presents itself just as animatingly to the palate.