WEINGUT WIMMER-CZERNY is a winery in the the Wagram sub-region of Lower Austria (Niederösterreich) in Austria.

OWNER Hans Czerny (0676.9354094) and his family, his wife Astrid, daughter Theresa (1998), son Matthias (2000), and son Johannes (2003). Hans Czerny started making wine here in 1987 and in 1993 took over from Anneliese and Johann Wimmer.

VINEYARDS 15 hectares (38 acres) in Fels, Gösing and Feuersbrunn in the Wagram sub-region of Lower Austria (Niederösterreich). The main variety at 60% is Grüner Veltliner (including from from Ried Weelfel and Mitterweg), then Riesling, Roter Veltliner (the century-old speciality of our region) and Zweigelt. The remaining 15% is Weißburgunder or Pinot Blanc (from Ried Scheiben), Traminer (from Ried Mitterweg), Sauvignon Blanc. Also Malvasier (Früher Veltliner) from Ried Floss, Blauburgunder (Pinot Noir)

TERROIR South facing overlooking to the Danube valley from 220-370 metres (720-1,200 feet), the river lying at 180 metres (590 feet). Big day-night temperature variation. Loess soils, 20 metres (65 feet) deep.

SINGLE VINEYARDS Weelfel, Fumberg, Scheiben, Hammer.

ORGANICS Began working with cover crops in the 1980s as loess is rich in minerals but not so good at holding nitrogen or organic matter. Lots of 20-40 year old vines.

POLYCULTURE 12 hectares (30 acres) of non-vineyard land. Heritage livestock breeds (chickens, pigs).

CERTIFICATION 2006 First vintage with full Biodynamic certification by Demeter. 2017 Still certified biodynamic by Demeter.

WINEMAKING Hand picked grapes. Gravity. Native yeasts. Long lees ageing. Little filtering.

WHITE WINES

GRÜNER VELTLINER, HEFEABSTISCH

GRÜNER VELTLINER, FUMBERG

GRÜNER VELTLINER, WEELFEL

GRÜNER VELTLINER, FELSER BERG

SAUVIGNON BLANC

RIESLING, WEELFEL

RIESLING, GÖSINGER FREIHEIT

TRAMINER, TRIO From Traminer, yellow Traminer and Grewürztraminer.

WEISSBURGUNDER, SCHEIBEN’

RED WINES

ROTER VELTLINER

ZWEIGELT, RIED HAMMER

ZWEIGELT, AOLIS

WINE PRODUCTION 80,000 bottles a year, 90% white wine.

CONTACT Weingut Wimmer-Czerny, Obere Marktstrasse 37, A-3481 Fels am Wagram, Austria / Tel+43 (0)2738.2248 Email weingut[at] wimmer-czerny.at / www.wimmer-czerny.at