Owner | Hartmut Aubell.
History | The Rebenhof estate and vineyard was bought in the summer of 1924 by Ludwig Krempl, Hartmut Aubell’s great-great-grandfather. On 1 January 2008, Hartmut’s parents passed the Rebenhof on to him. He became the first member of his family actually to make the wine. Hartmut renovated and extended the vineyard, and converted it to Biodynamics. Hartmut had previously worked in Kremstal with Weingut Sepp Moser, in the Wachau with Weingut Emmerich Knoll. In Germany he worked at Weingut Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken in the Saar. He spent a year in Bordeaux and then another year with Didier Dagueneau in the Loire. He returned home in 2007.
Vineyards | 9.5 hectares (23.5 acres). The vineyard sits on rocks that date back 15 to 17 million years. Extreme slopes and terraces. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Muscat, Pinot Blanc and Welsh Riesling. The oldest vines were planted in the 1940s.
Witscheiner Herrenberg | In the south of the region. Sand and gravel deposited in rivers and lakes. On these, alternate layers of sand and silt (finer material) formed in the shallow waters.
Ratscher Nussberg | In the northern most area. Soil is opok.
Sustainability | Collect rain water for vineyard sprays. Moving over to light glass bottles. Recycled paper and card for packaging. Wood from the estate’s forests fuels biomass heating.
Certification | 2016 First vintage with full Demeter Biodynamic certification.
Winery | Stainless steel tanks, Austrian oak. Barrel sizes range from 100 to 500 litres with various stave widths.
Ottenberg 38 | A-8461 Ratsch an der Weinstrasse, Austria
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