Weingut Hirtzberger is located in the westernmost part of the Austrian Wachau region in the tiny village of Spitz. Spitz is located in between the mountains and the Danube river. The climate here is influenced by the cool air from the north, but the Danube stores heat and emits it during the day.
The winery is run by Franz Hirtzberger and his wife Irmgard. The vineyard and the vinification room are managed by Franz and Irmgard takes care of the sales. In 1983, Franz took over the weingut from his father. The fifteen hectares consist of Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, and small amounts of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc.
The vineyard is intensively maintained to achieve the highest possible quality. The vines are carefully pruned and tied up properly. Accurately directing the vines contributes to an even ripening. The harvest consists of several rounds through the vineyard and is always done by hand. Each plot has its own characteristics that contribute to the unique character of the wine. Once in the cellar, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in large wooden barrels.
From the very first production, expression of terroir plays an important role during vinification. Everything is aimed at expressing the pure aromas of the grape itself. This is done by combining the old traditions with modern techniques of our time. The wines are a good reflection of their origin. In addition, the wines have the potential to be kept for a long time.
The wines are gastronomically versatile. That is why the wines are very popular among sommeliers, but they are also very popular internationally. Weingut Hirtzberger belongs to the top of the world!Read more