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Original material: a visit to Weinberghof Fritsch

Original material: a visit to Weinberghof Fritsch

It’s been a long, cold winter so far, full of challenges both personal and professional. We’ve found ourselves unable to keep the blog updated as much as we used to, but with a new year come new plans – and we have some big ones […]

Natural Wine November Round-Up: Six of Our Favourites

Natural Wine November Round-Up: Six of Our Favourites

  There is a lot of talk about natural wines these days. And if you happen to follow our social media accounts, you’ll have seen that we’ve been drinking quite a few of them in recent months. We’ve also visited plenty of winemakers who, each […]

Life Force: a visit to Nikolaihof

Life Force: a visit to Nikolaihof

We are the first to admit that we’re not the biggest fans of Parker Points. And yet we can’t tell the story of Wachau wine estate Nikolaihof without mentioning them. In 2014, with their 1995 Riesling Vinothek, Nikolaihof became the first Austrian wine estate to […]

Apples and pears: a visit to Naturbrennerei Kuenz

Apples and pears: a visit to Naturbrennerei Kuenz

  This may surprise you, but it doesn’t always have to be about wine. Which is why, when we found ourselves in Markus’ hometown of Lienz in East Tyrol at the beginning of the summer, we jumped at the opportunity to visit Kuenz, one of […]

The Pinot Plan: a visit to Weingut Rainer Wess

The Pinot Plan: a visit to Weingut Rainer Wess

  It was originally meant to be Pinot Noir. 100% Pinot Noir. We have to hand it to Rainer Wess – the man isn’t short of imagination. And if he had managed to create a solely Pinot-producing wine estate in the middle of the Wachau […]

Beloved: a visit to Weingut Nimmervoll

Beloved: a visit to Weingut Nimmervoll

  Gregor Nimmervoll was fourteen when his grandmother broke her hand. That summer, the entire family helped out in the 0.9-hectare vineyard that she cultivated as a hobby. When the grapes had been gathered in, local friends with a cellar made them into wine. The […]