UNFILTERED Archives: Austria

East Meets West: Fall DI & Japanese Portfolio Debut

On Tuesday, June 13th, we had a strong cast of visiting wine growers to guide you through the journey; almost thirty of our favorite growers attended. The 2016 harvest in both Germany and Austria provided delicious, compelling wines from a...

Grüner Veltliner: Austria’s Glorious Grape

Grüner Veltliner: Austria’s Glorious Grape
Grüner Veltliner, like Riesling, is a grape that creates an incredible array of wines from long-aging, richly-dense, fruited wines to high-toned, electric, and racy versions. Its history begins in Austria where it is still the grape supreme. But for many...

Nikolaihof: Deep Roots in the Wachau

Nikolaihof: Deep Roots in the Wachau
On the eastern edge of the Wachau valley, there lies Nikolaihof, in the quiet village of Mautern. In its current manifestation, Nikolaihof is a wine estate, yet it has lived many lives. The wines of the house are a singular...

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...

Weingut Prieler: Benchmark Austrian Blaufränkisch

Weingut Prieler: Benchmark Austrian Blaufränkisch
  For more than 150 years, the Prieler family has been farming in the village of Schützen, located on the western side of the Lake Neusiedl. Like many family estates, acreage was diverse and included grains, fruits, potatoes, and animals; a...

Weingut Hirsch: Great Kamptal Terroir

Weingut Hirsch: Great Kamptal Terroir
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...

January 2016 France, Austria, & Germany Tasting

January 2016 France, Austria, & Germany Tasting
Every January, Skurnik Wines hosts a trade tasting to present our German and Austrian selections. Last week, winemakers previewed their 2014 wines for Skurnik’s local and national customers at City Winery. The tasting also featured Daniel Johnnes’s French selections, as well as...