Manfred Felsner cultivates with the help
of his family 39.5 acres of best vineyard sites in Gedersdorf and Rohrendorf
(wine growing area Kremstal, one of the most famous wine growing districts in
Austria). Since the young winemaker became the leader of the estate in 1990 he
has been striving to produce single vineyard wines clearly expressive of their
variety and of their Kremstal origin at an internationally competitive level.
His viticultural guideline is: "Little is more”. He is an uncompromising
representative of the terroir principle; canopy management principle and
selective multiple pass picking of the grapes.
All grapes are hand-picked. In the cellar
he combines modern technology with traditional wisdom in order to preserve the
high quality of the grapes without loss of aroma for each bottle of Felsner
wine. The results are fruity, elegant, well-aging wines. He also gives absolute
priority to environmentally friendly methods of viticulture. Manfred Felsner
has been rapidly gaining a reputation for growing and creating outstanding
wines. His efforts are recognized by awards received at national and
international wine tastings and competitions.
The Felsner Grüner Veltliner thrives on
well-exposed terraced vineyards with either ancient loess or calcareous
conglomerate soils. The mild Pannonian influence from the east and the cool
winds from the Waldviertel lend the wines spice and finesse. Each Grüner
Veltliner, from the elegant Moosburgerin to the full-bodied Vordernberg to the
mineralic Kremser Gebling and the complex Alte Reben, has its very own