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Natural wines from Austria

The wine scandal in the 1980s was the birth of sustainable viticulture and Natural wines in Austria: the natural wines of the pioneers Gut Oggau, Christian Tschida, Muster & Co. cause a sensation worldwide and are celebrated in the hottest wine bars and restaurants.

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Chardonnay vom Opok 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.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Fine-meshed
19,90 €
26,53 €/L

Oh When the Saints Pet Nat 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Vegetative
Animating
21,00 €
28,00 €/L

Chardonnay Leithaberg 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
18,50 €
24,67 €/L

Naked Red NV

winestyle-img Light & Juicy
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Juicy
9,90 €
13,20 €/L

Naked White 2022

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Vegetative
Reductive, Complex
12,90 €
17,20 €/L

Flor Pinot Noir 2020

winestyle-img Silky & Deep
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

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
29,50 €
39,33 €/L

Leithaberg Rot 2018

winestyle-img Rich & Bold
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
23,50 €
31,33 €/L

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
23,50 €
31,33 €/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
26,50 €
35,33 €/L
Sold out

Pinot Noir 2022

winestyle-img Light & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Earthy
Like an energy bursting forest floor with aromas of mushrooms, moss, root vegetables but also dried aromas.
Structured
13,90 €
18,53 €/L

Laser & Cream 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.
Smooth, Elegant
24,90 €
33,20 €/L

Hirschensuperreyn 2021

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Vegetative
From invigorating herbs, grasses, hay to chamomile and notes of essential oils.
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.
Complex, Fine-meshed
28,50 €
38,00 €/L

Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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.
Smooth
23,00 €
30,67 €/L

Quercus 328 2020

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Vegetative
Fine-meshed, Complex
32,00 €
42,67 €/L

Zweigelt Saineé SA

winestyle-img Light & Juicy
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.
Animating
12,90 €
17,20 €/L

Weißburgunder SA

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Juicy,Animating
14,90 €
19,87 €/L

Welschriesling Grünschiefer 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
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.
Juicy,Lively
12,90 €
17,20 €/L

Welschriesling Rechnitz 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.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Smooth, Elegant
18,90 €
25,20 €/L

Ready Steady Go! Pet Nat 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
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.
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Animating
18,90 €
25,20 €/L

Pet Nat mit ACHTUNG 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
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.
Aromatic, Juicy
15,90 €

Neuland Grüner Veltliner 2022

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.
Animating,Lively
12,50 €
16,67 €/L

Popcorn 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
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
12,50 €
16,67 €/L

Rózsa Petsovits 2022

winestyle-img Light & Juicy
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,Structured
12,00 €
16,00 €/L

Grüner Veltliner Hirschenreyn 2021

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
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
23,50 €

Ponzichter 2021

winestyle-img Light & Juicy
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.
Structured
12,50 €
16,67 €/L
Sold out

Mira Brunn Grüner Veltliner 2021

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Mineralisch
Pflanzlich
Elegant
28,00 €

Muschelkalk Rot 2020

winestyle-img Silky & Deep
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
15,90 €
21,20 €/L

Around the globe: Natural wines from Austria are in high demand

The Austrian natural wine community emerged in Styria in the early 2000s and blossomed in the 2010s together with the natural wine fair Karakterre, organised by Croatian wine importer Marko Kovac, which is also financially supported by the Austrian state. Thanks to winemakers like Maria and Sepp Muster from Styria and Eduard Tscheppe and Stephanie Tscheppe-Eselböck from Gut Oggau in Burgenland, Austrian natural wine is now the rage in natural wine bars from Tokyo to Brooklyn.

In the meantime they have become the superstars of the Austrian natural wine scene and their wines can be found around the globe. The trend "Natural Wine" is booming, and next to France - the cradle of natural wines - Austria is clearly at the forefront. Connoisseurs increasingly want to buy Austrian natural wine. This is thanks to the visionary winemakers Christian Tschida, Sepp Muster, Fred Loimer, Werlitsch, Franz Strohmeier, Gut Oggau, Gernot Heinrich and many more. No wonder, then, that most of the wines from Austria are exported outside of Austria; they are particularly popular overseas and in Scandinavian countries.

The wine scandal in the 70s was the trigger of a counter-movement, which eventually led to the natural wine hype

In the 1980s, attempts were made to fake numerous regulations such as illicit additives or manipulations such as label fraud and blending with inferior wines - such incidents even date back to antiquity.

The history of the wine scandal began in the early 1970s when an attempt was made to prevent the migration of many small farmers. The winegrowers from the border region were promised a new planting of 0.5 hectares per farm to prevent them from entering the Viennese labour market - after only 5 years this led to an expansion of vineyards by around 15,000 hectares and thus to overproduction. The soils were filled with artificial fertiliser so that the vines could produce at maximum capacity. In 1970, Austria produced one third more wine than it actually consumed. Competition in wine sales was therefore fierce, as wine consumption declined throughout Europe in the 1980s - in Germany there was also a great demand for sweet wines at the time. In order to continue selling wine, attempts were made to fake high-quality Prädikat wines from simple table wines by adding diethylene glycol, and at cheap prices. 

Without going into figures in great detail, one can say: the extent was fatal, deception and falsification were rampant. With the first glycol discovery in 1985, the wine scandal was perfect - but it was also the birth of a counter-movement, because many winegrowers did not want to be lumped together with the "slippers". So they began to rigorously convert their farms to sustainable farming methods.

After numerous recriminations and calls for resignation in the Austrian government and wine industry, new rules of the game had to be developed - the strictest wine law in the world was created, so things are looking up again in terms of quality and sustainability. Above all, it was visionary winemakers such as Gernot Heinrich, Fred Loimer, Gerhard Pittnauer, Claus Preisinger, Otto Knaus, Manfred Tement and Franz Weninger, among others, who recognised very early on that new agricultural standards needed to be set in order to drive the transformation of sustainable viticulture.

Low intervention is the only philosophy for natural wine pioneers like Tschida, Gut Oggau, Heinrich & Co

In recent years, wine has been increasingly shaped or even designed. Attempts have been made to copy certain wines or tastes with various methods and aids from the food industry. Tschida, Gut Oggau, Werlitsch, Muster & Co swim against the tide, they all work according to strict biodynamic guidelines, rely on elaborate manual work in the vineyard and follow the "low-intervention" maxim in the cellar, and yet each has its own individual, incomparable signature. Because the vineyards are vital and robust due to this regenerative philosophy, we can skilfully dispense with all fining or filtration agents and large amounts of sulphur, because a good, healthy must finds its way by itself. Wine is made the way it used to be, the process is accompanied carefully and sustainably without manipulating it technologically.

The natural wine pioneers of the Styrian community of values "Schmecke das Leben".

One of the indirect and most wonderful responses to the wine scandal is the founding of the Styrian community of values "Schmecke das Leben" (Taste Life) with the winegrowers Tauss, Strohmeier, Werlitsch, Tscheppe and Muster. The natural wine pioneers consistently rely on ecological, regenerative viticulture with a focus on symbiosis between plants and their animals in the vineyard, because only healthy vines from living soils also produce authentic wines. They live from a lively exchange of their experiences, enrich their knowledge in dealing with nature and use synergies. 

In the cellar, the healthy grapes are matured gently and slowly, as this is the only way to obtain wines with wonderful ripeness and longevity. The winemakers rely on a longer maturation in wooden barrels on their own yeast, so that the character of the site, the soil aromas and the grape variety of the respective vintage can fully develop. Their natural wines tell stories, those of the terroir and of the people who make them. They are individual artefacts of their craftsmanship, and since there are always faces behind every wine, we consequently also consume more consciously.

While they were still laughed at by "conventional wine drinkers" in their early years, they are now considered internationally to be among the absolute top winemakers in the world. natural wine scene and stand for new perspectives in wine enjoyment.