Josef, Christine and Florian Bauer would like to warmly welcome you to our website. Get some first information about our winery, the location and our wines. If you wish to learn more about our philosophy, feel the love and the story behind our products we recommend you to visit us in Feuersbrunn.
We are looking forward to meeting you – please get in touch with us to find a date that may suit you.
Yours sincerely, Josef, Christine and Florian Bauer
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To the north, Feuersbrunn is marked by the Hengstberg hill, where we manage 13 hectares of vineyards at an altitude of 210 – 370 metres above sea level. This area is dominated by mighty layers of rich loess soil, reaching 15 metres in thickness and providing the basis for winegrowing.
It is the Grüner Veltliner grape variety, together with Roter Veltliner and Weissburgunder that show optimum growth in this light soil with its capability to store water easily, as a result of the high lime content. The Riesling, on the contrary, prefers soils rich in minerals, such as red tertiary gravel of the ancient Danube, which is typical of our Losling vineyard site.
The existing microclimate is dominated by an interplay of cool air from the Manhartsberg hill and Pannonian warm air, forming ideal conditions for producing full and powerful wines, characterized by fruitiness and race.
In wine production we clearly focus on fruity wines and drinkability.
We use gentle production methods; hand picking of the grapes, transport in grape boxes, no pumping of the must, gentle pressing and fermentation in temperature controlled steel tanks – these are the pillars of our philosophy.
Apart from these processes Florian has been experimenting with new or different methods over the past years, and has lately introduced spontaneous fermentation in wooden barrels or in ceramic containers (Clayver), prolonged fermentation and lees contact, with a long maturation period.
When it comes to our red wines we like to use wooden barrels. After primary and secondary fermentation some of our red wines are stored either in barrels with a filling capacity of 500 litres or in new oak barrels for up to 24 months.