Grüner Veltliner is Austria’s most famous grape variety and is considered Austria’s national grape variety. The best Grüner Veltliner wines come from the northeast of the country, especially regions such as the Wachau, Kamptal and Kremstal bordering the Danube River.
This wine made by Weingut Weixelbaum the winery of Heinz and Gabi Weixelbaum. Located in the village of Strasser in the Austrian Kamptal. It is a medium sized, typical Austrian winery. A family business that is passed on from generation to generation. Heinz Weixelbaum has very good vineyards on soils of ‘urgestein’ and ‘loess’, Heinz also dares to prune a lot in the spring, so that his wines are more powerful than most from the region. The Weixelbaum family only makes wine from grapes from its own 22 hectares of vineyards. Everything is done by hand and the cellar is full of the most modern equipment.
The vineyards in the Kamptal owe their name to the river Kamp that flows through the area. It is one of the most prestigious Austrian wine districts. In this wine-growing region, which is part of the federal state of Lower Austria, warm and sunny summer days ensure optimal ripening of the grapes. In addition, a cooling breeze during the night guarantees flawless aromas and refined acids in the wines. The vineyards are mainly terraced along the steep banks of the river. The soil consists largely of loess, loam, gravel, sandstone and shale. Because the roots of the vines can reach up to six meters deep, the wines get a different character on every surface.