The Vintage

VINEA WACHAU

The Vinea Wachau was founded in 1983 as an association of Wachau winemakers. Anchored in the Codex are natural winemaking, ensured

origin and strict self-control. We have been members of Vinea Wachau since its founding, and take special care to preserve Wachau

wine culture. Association membership entitles us to offer qualitycategories such as Steinfeder®, Federspiel® and Smaragd®.

CODEX WACHAU

The 6 pillars of the Codex Wachau are * the strictest principle of origin * no accumulation * no concentration * no flavouring

*no fractionation * nature and nothing else

GRÜNER VELTLINER – The Allrounder

 

GRÜNER VELTLINER FEDERSPIEL® – „TOM“

Elegant and fruity, with a delicate herbal touch and a lively balanced acidity. From our vineyards in the Woesendorf Central Mountains,

distinguished by their mineral soil formations.

GRÜNER VELTLINER FEDERSPIEL® – RIED STEINWAND

Spicy, with a mineral tang and fragrance and an elegant acidity. A wide underground layer of Danube gravel combines with sandy topsoil

and is mixed with the weather-worn earth. 

GRÜNER VELTLINER FEDERSPIEL® – RIED PICHL POINT

Fruity hints of apricot, elegant to the palate, and therefore the perfect dining companion.

A vineyard in Joching with ample loess sediment and the typical primary rock soil.

GRÜNER VELTLINER FEDERSPIEL® – LOIBNER

Imbued with a mineral tang, spicy and dense, with fine stone fruit highlights and high extract values. Perfect as a

companion to meals in any social setting. From our vineyards in Oberloiben and Unterloiben, with their classic primary

rock soils and the alluvial soil of the Danube.

GRÜNER VELTLINER FEDERSPIEL® – RIED KLAUS

Fresh yellow apple fruit, delicately reminiscent of mango, with a mineral tang and dense, this wine makes an elegant

dining companion. The vineyards in Weissenkirchen are famous for their sandy, stony topsoil and their bedrock of

primitive gneiss.

GRÜNER VELTLINER SMARAGD® – RIED STEINERTAL

Große Eleganz mit kräutigen Komponenten.

Die östlichste Lage des Weinbaugebietes Wachau. Steile Terrassen mit Kristallingestein in einem schmalen Tal eingebettet.

Great elegance with herbal essences. The farthest eastern vineyard of the Wachau wine region. Steep terraces with crystalline rock embedded in a narrow valley.

GRÜNER VELTLINER SMARAGD® – RIED PICHL POINT

Very juicy and dense, rich in extracts and yet elegant, high ageing potential. A vineyard in Joching with ample loess sediment and the typical primary rock soil.

GRÜNER VELTLINER SMARAGD® – RIED LOIBENBERG

Powerful, dense, quite lush and corpulent, yet still structured and elegant. The parade vineyard of eastern Wachau with its Gfoehl gneiss that retains warmth

and individual deep layers of loess.

GRÜNER VELTLINER – BEST OF

Delicate yellow nuances of fruit, powerful, juicy, high potential for maturity. Choice, perfectly ripe grapes from our best vineyards.

 

RIESLING – King of whitewines

RIESLING FEDERSPIEL® – WACHAUER WEINGEBIRGE

Juicy, plump, inviting stone fruit aromas, elegant acidity, the ‘Wachau’ classic.

Originating in our terraced vineyards from Woesendorf to Unterloiben.

RIESLING FEDERSPIEL® – STEIN AM RAIN®

A quite characteristic spiciness and refined acidity.

A characteristic Wachau Riesling from weather-worn primary rock soil.

RIESLING SMARAGD® – RIED STEINRIEGL

Juicy, rangy, hints of stone fruit, very fruity, a predominant mineral tanag, good ageing potential. A unique vineyard facing

the southwest. White-coloured calc-silicate marble is extremely rare in the Wachau and appears here on the surface.

RIESLING SMARAGD® – DÜRNSTEINER FREIHEIT

Dense and full-bodied, elegant with an herbal touch, stone fruit, good ageing potential. From our terraced vineyards

above Duernstein with primitive gneiss and weather-worn sands.

RIESLING BEST OF

Complex, fine accents of peach, a soupçon of honey, full of finesse, structured and with a certain development potential.

Selected from vines with low yields and high age.

 

SORTENVIELFALT fruitfull pleasure

GELBER MUSKATELLER – RIED POSTALLER

Fine fruit sweetness, elegant, characteristic and singular muscatel bouquet.

WEISSBURGUNDER SMARAGD® – RIED POSTALLER

Nutty flavour, dense and opulent, fine Burgundian bouquet. Situated high up on the mountain at the tree line with stony, depleted soils.

A more recent windy vineyard that yields very healthy grapes.

SAUVIGNON BLANC – RIED DONAUFELD

Delicate, fresh fruit, paprika and currants, cool, fragrant, crisp, pure drinking pleasure.

 


Photogallery

On the occasion of a selection ordered by the magazine US National Geographic Traveler the Wachau, the valley of the River Danube which is a marvelous natural and cultural landscape, has been selected by a professional committee among 109 villages to be the most beautiful place all over the world.

In the following gallery you can see photos of the Wachau made by Gregor Semrad during his last photo flight and also other impressive pictures.

Flight-photos of the Wachau