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Heidi Schröck: A Revival in Rust

Heidi Schröck: A Revival in Rust

In the medieval village of Rust, Heidi Schröck has been building a movement. She leads the Cercle Ruster Ausbruch, a group of like-minded growers who are working to bring the area’s distinctive Ruster Ausbruch back into the fore of Austrian wine. Heidi and her sons, Georg and Johannes grow Welschriesling, Weissburgunder, Grauburgunder, Furmint, Gelber Muskateller, … Read More

Kruger-Rumpf: Terroir in the Nahe

Kruger-Rumpf: Terroir in the Nahe 34

  The roots of the Kruger-Rumpf estate date back to the 1790’s. Like most vine-growers at the time, the family sold the majority of their grape production to larger houses or cooperatives. This practice continued through the ninetieth and early twentieth centuries until Stefan Rumpf kept the majority of their harvest to produce their own … Read More

Weingut Hirsch: Great Kamptal Terroir

Weingut Hirsch: Great Kamptal Terroir 6

Johannes Hirsch is one of the most dynamic producers in Austria. Over the last 15 years Hirsch has pioneered the use of screw-caps starting in 2003 even for his top, single vineyard wines, converted his winery to biodynamics (Respekt certified), and won numerous awards for his intelligent, inquisitive and distinct approach to winemaking. Hirsch works exclusively … Read More

Selbach-Oster: Brilliant Mosel Classics

Selbach-Oster: Brilliant Mosel Classics 4

  “Selbach aims for a typical Mosel style, which reflects the minerality of the rocky Devonian slate soils, as well as the elegance and finesse of the Riesling fruit in clear, crisp, elegant, low-alcohol, yet full-flavored handcrafted wines,” –  Stephan Reinhardt, in The Finest Wines of Germany Selbach-Oster is one of the finest and oldest … Read More