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Weingut Weixelbaum

Weingut Weixelbaum Heinrich
Weinbergweg 196
A-3491 Straß im Strassertal, Austria

Phone: +43 2735 2269
Fax: +43 2735 2269 16

Wine Estate Facts

  • Region: Kamptal

  • Owner: Heinz & Gabi Weixelbaum

  • Estate Size: 17 hectares/42 Acres

  • Grapes: Riesling, Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), Grüner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rivaner, Zweigelt

  • Vineyards: Gaisberg, Wechselberg, Hasel, Gautscher, Strasser Sandgrube, Brunngasse, Eichberg

Kamptal Wine Region
Kamptal Its name originates from the Kamp River. In the middle of the Kamptal is Austria’s largest wine town named Langenlois, next to it is the well-known wine village Strass located. A wine growing highlight in the area is the Zöbinger Heiligenstein and the Strasser Gaisberg. Both mountains are now the best sites for Riesling and Grüner Veltliner. Plentiful clay, loess and primary rock soils help create a distinctive Grüner Veltliner. Here its taste is peppery and it has an excellent ageing potential. The pronounced acidity, a characteristic of the Grüner Veltliner as well as the Riesling, adds to this potential.

Strass in the Kamptal, a pioneering winemaking region, has for many years made a significant contribution to the Austrian wine industry in terms of high quality wines. Strass is home to Austrian's oldest winemaking establishments among others the Weixelbaum winery which is a family business since 1770. Heinrich Weixelbaum produces superb results from some of Strass’s best grapes. He is constantly looking for consistently excellent wines. His life is his family and winery and his guiding principle is: “We all have an interest in the progress of the vintage and have two simple aims........to make wines we love to drink ourselves and to see others enjoying them.”

Adhering to the Laws of Nature
The Weixelbaum family places a high priority on cultivating its vineyards in a way according with the needs of nature, with which it is thus compatible. The objective is the holistic cultivation of the vineyard and of its soil, to ensure and sustain the high quality of the grapes. The pruning of the leaves in the vineyard is done by hand, and is thus carried out in a highly nature-compatible way. This close relationship to nature yields the great advantage of enabling the quick and efficient response to the unusual events and upheavals brought each year by climate and weather.

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