Weingut Familie Bauer

(Wagram, Austria)

Located in the Grossriedenthal area of the Wagram region, Josef Bauer, alongside his wife Eva Maria, comprise the extraordinary winemakers of Weingut Familie Bauer. The Bauers believe in creating wines of the best quality by being conscientious of the environment by employing green covering of existing flora that cultivates the natural diversity of landscape and hence reflects the terroir found in their wines.

In their modern cellar they craft crisp, clean wines from their 17 hectares of vines, including Grüner Veltliner and Roter Veltliner, the stars of this vineyard, as well as Spätburgunder, Zweigelt, Merlot, Blauburger and Riesling, among others.

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Wagram, Sylvaner Beerenauslese (12 x 375ml)

100% Sylvaner

Harvest-volume only 15% from normal. Matured in stainless-steel tank and bottled in August 2015.

Acidity: 11.2 g / l
Sugar: 198 g / l

 

Wagram, Blauer Burgunder Eiswein (12 x 375ml)

100% Blauer Burgunder

100% Blauburgunder (Pinot Noir); hand-harvested under cover of night between Nov-Dec, pressed at -11C - harvest-volume only 10% from normal. Matured in stainless-steel tank and bottled in August 2013.

Acidity: 8.3 g / l
Sugar: 272 g / l

 

Niederösterreich, Rosé (1L)

100% Blauer Zweigelt


The ‘rosé’ is made from grape vines ranging between 10-40 years of age and cultivated from various sites in the Niederösterreich. With yields of 60 hl/ha harvesting is half manual and half mechanical at the end of September, de-stemmed with 6 hours on skins and fermented in stainless steel with ambient yeasts for two weeks. The wine remains on the lees until the end of January and is aged for 6 months. The aim of their entry level wine is to produce a fresh and friendly rosé with bright fruit and clean acidity.

 

Niederösterreich, Grüner Veltliner (1L)

100% Grüner Veltliner


Made from grape vines ranging between 10-40 years of age and cultivated from various sites in the Niederösterreich. With yields of 60 hl/ha harvesting is half manual and half mechanical in the first two weeks of October, whole-cluster and following fermentation in stainless steel with ambient yeasts for two weeks. The wine remains on the lees until the end of November and is aged for three month. The aim of their entry level wine is to produce a fresh and friendly Grüner Veltliner with bright fruit, clean acidity and a delicate touch of spice.

 

Niederösterreich, Zweigelt (1L)

100% Zweigelt


The ‘Zweigelt’ is made from grape vines ranging between 10-40 years of age and cultivated from various sites in the Niederösterreich. With yields of 55 hl/ha, harvesting is half manual and half mechanical in the first week of October, de-stemmed with 8-10 days on skins and fermented in stainless steel with ambient yeasts. The wine remains on the lees until the end of January and is aged for 6 months in stainless steel as well. The aim of their entry level wine is to produce a fresh and friendly Zweigelt with bright fruit and clean acidity.

 

Grüner Veltliner, ‘Juche'

100% Grüner Veltliner


The ‘Juche’ comes from vines ranging in age between 30-40 years from 5 ha in the Spielberg and Bodenleiten vineyards whose soils are comprised of red stone and lime. At a slightly higher elevation of 330-350m, the yields are amount to 50 hl/ha and are harvested whole-cluster manually in the first week of October. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel with natural yeasts between 2-8 weeks, with time on lees until the end of November and is then aged for three months in stainless steel.

 

Wagram, Grüner Veltliner, "Kabinet"

100% Grüner Veltliner

Harvest from all around Grossriedenthal, the vines age around 15-40 years of age and are planted on 3.5ha of loess which is rich in fossils. The grapes are hand-harvested the first two weeks of October, undergoes intensive vineyard sorting and then they're left in the small boxes for 3-6 hours so that natural crushing and fermentation begins, and then with total fermentation in stainless steel lasting 2-8 weeks. The wine spends its entire time on the lees until end of January with no stirring. The wine is then aged in stainless steel for 5 months and filtered. 

Since 1989 - Naturnaher Weinbau (natural winery - no herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers) 
Since 2012 - Austria Bio Garantie (in process of biodynamic certification) 

 

Wagram, Roter Veltliner

100% Roter Veltliner

Harvest from all around Grossriedenthal, the vines age around 25-40 years of age and are planted on 2.5ha of loess which is rich in fossils. The grapes are hand-harvested in the third week of October and then they're left in the small boxes for 6-9 hours so that natural crushing and fermentation begins, and then with total fermentation in stainless steel lasting 10 weeks. The wine spends its entire time on the lees until end of February with no stirring. The wine is then aged in stainless steel for 6 months and filtered. 

Since 1989 - Naturnaher Weinbau (natural winery - no herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers) 
Since 2012 - Austria Bio Garantie (in process of biodynamic certification) .

 

Wagram, Bassgeige, Blauer Zweigelt

100% Blauer Zweigelt

Harvest from 2ha of 15-40 year old vines planted in the Bassgeige vineyard, the soils are composed of 'tegula' with red stones. The grapes are hand-harvested in the second week of October, followed by maceration and fermentation between 8-10 days in stainless steel. One-third of the wine is aged in small oak barrels (4-7 years old) and another 2/3 in large oak barrels (15+ years old). Filtered. 

Since 1989 - Naturnaher Weinbau (natural winery - no herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers) 
Since 2012 - Austria Bio Garantie (in process of biodynamic certification) .