Weingut & Gastehaus Berger Gedersdorf / Kremstal / Austria
With Erich Berger's oversight, the winery has implemented methods to produce wines that focus on varietal character and terroir. The white wines grow on steep loess terraces which characterize the landscape of the eastern part of the Kremstal. These terraces store heat during the day and reflect it onto the vines at night producing wines with unique fruity, fresh and bright flavors. The red wines are grown at the top of the hills where more humus-rich soils dominate and give the wines length, body, spice and lush fruit. Vineyards are maintained according to the latest organic guidelines. In the winery, efforts are made to preserve the fruit character by using cultured yeast in combinations with slow fermentations that are temperature controlled. The white wines are then aged exclusively in stainless steel, while the red wines are matured in traditional oak vats.
Vineyard area: 18 hectares
Top sites: Gebling, Steingraben, Zehetnerin
Soil types: Loess, stony clay, gravelly loess
Grape varieties: 50% grüner veltliner, 10% riesling, 10% welschriesling, 20% zweigelt, 10% other varieties