born in 1979, grew up on his parents’ wine estate in central Burgenland. Only a few kilometres from the lake, close enough to the wine. In Horitschon he not only learned the art of making wine from his father, but in doing so also discovered his great passion. After graduating from enology school in Klosterneuburg, he did some internships abroad. In 2000, having come closer to wine, he sought the geographic proximity and took over as enological and organizational director of the Balf estate near Sopron. In doing this, he continued his father´s project, who already in 1997 had bought vineyards in the small village of Balf, close to the Austrian border. Since 2011 he is in charge of the Austrian estate, too.