Video from Franz at the harvest 2016, explaining the balance between growing and ripening.
Loam Hochäcker is among the oldest sites in Horitschon. Its rockless, hard, and loamy substratum is interspersed with iron, which is characteristic of traditional Blaufränkisch soil. Our forty-year-old vines produce highest quality grapes every harvest. Blaufränkisch Red berry fruit, delicate forest berries, subtle notes of cherry, spices, and tobacco. Freshly structured on the palate. A […]
Loam and Gneiss The Kirchholz site borders directly on the Hochäcker site. Only a field path separates them, and yet on this side, the upper soil layer consisting of loam and sandy gravel can be as thick as half a meter, which enhances drainage. In its composition of clay and loam the subsoil is similar […]
Loam A slightly southeastern-facing ridge. The site with the heaviest and deepest loamy topsoil and a very high clay content. Here is where our Blaufränkisch vines planted in 1960 grow. The soil is rich in iron, which can be seen clearly in the rust-brown patches throughout. The dense loamy layer always provides the roots with […]
Slate In Greataunt Emma Schürmann’s little vineyard – the best site on Eisenberg – Blaufränkisch grapes have grown for 45 years on a blue and green slate substratum beneath heavily calcareous clayey loamy soil. What the land and its people bring forth on this steep southern slope has awakened the desire in us to tap […]
Limestone Surrounded by eighteenth-century mulberry trees, this south-facing site lies at an elevation of 360 meters above sea level. It is located in Ritzing, making it the most westerly vineyard of Central Burgenland. Climatically it is our coolest site; the soil and the southern orientation, however, provide warmth. In former times quicklime was produced here, […]
Gneiss and mica schist The Steiner site in Sopron lies at the southwestern tip of Lake Neusiedl on a gentle, eastward-facing slope. In the 1680 town chronicles this site was classified as the finest and most valuable vineyard in all of western Hungary (present-day Burgenland). The gneiss and mica schist, which are present all the […]