To be a winemaker—that's the life for us. With an inward-directed look at our wines and their slow, steady development.
At our craft, bound to nature, which we practice full of passion and in doing so ignore current fashions — without compromises. At the origin of our creations, which we approach ever more closely. Through more agricultural work, towards a natural cycle management, and more holistic thinking. With the aim of giving our wines, and ourselves, “time to mature” Come closer!
As winemakers, we are largely dependent on what comes down from above. Thunder, weather, lightning and all that. We can at best arm ourselves against it when we prepare the soil as well as possible. As biodynamicists, the maintenance, strengthening and vitalization of our soil is our highest precept. And you can smell the result. Herbert does! We would also like to invite you to stick your nose into our earth. Just come and visit us.
In mid-June the most beautiful wine trade fair in the world will take place again: VieVinum in the Vienna Hofburg. Our wines in an imperial setting. Honor to whom honor is due! But don't worry, we'll stay grounded. And you? Come and visit us there. You can't stick your nose into the soil at our stand, but you can stick it into our wines. You will find us in the Seitengallerie in Booth 248.
You already know that we have conspired with the Veltliner. Our flagship wine is called "Radikal", and our Ried Vogelsang and Ried Weintal single-site vineyard Veltliners are no less impressive. One from calcareous sandstone, and the other from deep loess soil. Clear site profiles! Do you think you can sniff out which is which at the trade fair?
After our first year as a member of the fabulous respekt-BIODYN winemaker’s association, we bottled our first biodynamically certified vintage in 2017. And you? You can look forward to this lively vintage at VieVinum! Click here for our respekt profile.
Our first VieVinum appearance together with the respekt-BIODYN winemaker’s association will take place at the trade fair in the context of "Tasting with respekt". Robert Parker's Austria & Germany expert Stephan Reinhardt will lead the - unfortunately already fully booked - tasting session on Saturday, 9 June. We are looking forward all the more to a successful event, and to seeing all those who have managed to get a place.
And until then, God preserve us from Heavy Weather!
We look forward to seeing you at the Hofburg! Side gallery 248! Until then, Herbert will still be digging in the ground a bit.
Herbert & Carmen Zillinger