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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Fine Austrian Wine

Traditional family winery The family-run vineyard Setzer has been in existence since 1705 in Austria’s beautiful Weinviertel. While the region has always produced wine, wine production took a backseat behind agriculture and farming for centuries, and it wasn’t until 2001 that wine production took over. TEXT: MERYEM HAUER | PHOTOS: VINEYARD SETZER

The climate combined with the light and calcareous soil creates the perfect foundation for the production of traditional wines like GrünerVeltliner and RoterVeltliner. Uli and Hans Setzer’s winery is dedicated to perfecting these wines by focusing on the grape variety. The passionate winemakers try to reflect the excellent intensity of the Hohenwarth region in every single bottle. The vineyard and the winery can be found within a radius of 2km, and this location ensures that the grapes grow in a stable and consistent climate. With efficient processing facilities on hand and no need to transport the grapes great distances, their intrinsic quality remains intact. The Setzer family is constantly striving to improve their

wine quality, and with international distribution across Europe, the USA, Canada and Singapore, their popularity is on the rise. The distribution network underlies a permanent expansion. Most recently, demand has come in the form of new distribution networks in Ireland and Italy. Besides the traditional Grüner Veltliner and RoterVeltliner,Vineyard Setzer also specialises in other wine types, such as Riesling, Zweigelt, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Blanc. While the winery cooperates with local restaurants and hotels, it also supplies top-class gastronomy institutions in Austria and around the world, enjoying particular popularity in California for example. www.weingut-setzer.at

Characterful wines from Austria The vineyards of Leo Aumann are spread out from the town of Tribuswinkel in Lower Austria to all the cardinal points. The versatile geological circumstances within this thermal spring region provide the basis for various cultivation conditions, resulting in high quality wine production. TEXT: MERYEM HAUER | PHOTOS: VINEYARD AUMANN

Harterberg, Badnerberg and Steinfeld are the three main areas of the Vineyard Aumann. Each one is characterised by special attributes: penurious ground, high solar irradiation as well as a high percentage of brick earth.These combine to provide excel-

lent conditions for the maturing of red wine. Two white wines brought to perfection by the passionate winegrower stand out in particular: the Zierfandler contains a light sweetness, while the Rotgipfler is dry and strong in taste. But it is the production of

Top: Vintners Hans and Uli Setzer Middle: Tasting area Bottom: The wine cellar

the Badnerberg and Harterberg red wines which really demand attention with their distinctive nature and popularity among wine connoisseurs. The vineyard around Thallern in the Region of Baden was established by a Cistercian monastic order and dates back to the year 1141. It was built in the essence of the Vineyard Clos de Vougeot in the Burgundy wine region, France. Thanks to the various altitudes of the vineyard regions, each wine is produced in its ideal climate.TheVineyard Aumann cooperates not only with international distribution partners from across Europe but also with regional restaurants and hotels. The Heuriger Aumann, a wine tavern, offers regional dishes and wines. www.aumann.at Left: Leo and Claudia Aumann Middle: Striking architecture defines the contemporary winery Right: Vineyard

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Discover Germany | Issue 14 | May 2014  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.

Discover Germany | Issue 14 | May 2014  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.