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Franz Hirtzberger

The King of Spitz Franz Hirtzberger Wachau, Austria The 2015 Riesling lineup that day with the Steinporz Weissburgunder. My first ever official wine producer visit in the Wachau wine-growing region of Austria took place at the venerable Weingut Franz... (more...)

Weingut Knoll: The Classicist

Weingut Knoll Unterloiben Wachau, Austria September 2016   The iconic Knoll label depicting Saint Urban – the patron Saint of vineyards and winemakers. Of all the wine producers in the Wachau, maybe none more than Knoll sets ablaze the attention... (more...)

Weingut Josef Jamek

JJJ – Weingut Josef Jamek The Doyen of the Wachau Joching, Austria September 2016 Landmarks like this one for “Ried Klaus” mark the border or start of a “Ried” or “Cru” Vineyard in the Wachau The... (more...)

Weingut Rudi Pichler

The Sage of Wosendorf Wosendorf, Wachau, Austria September 2016 The outstanding 2015 Riesling lineup from Rudi Pichler. When you have a connection to a wine producer from a special moment in your wine life, when you finally make the visit to them and... (more...)

Austria: An Overview

The Wachau Valley & Vienna “Now We Are Three” Patron Saint Urban watching over us here at Weingut Knoll.  When we travel for an extended time in a wine region I like to post a short overview of our experiences.  When planning this trip... (more...)