The story begins with Hans Schwarz. The same Hans Schwarz who delivered his grapes from the same vineyards, that have been in his family for generations, to the local cooperative winery. As a hobby winemaker in 1992, Hans produced his first wine from 100% Zweigelt grapes, and called it “Giovanni”. From 1994, he brought his wines to Alois Kracher, who had encouraged him to produce his own wine as his grapes were prime quality. He finally began to make his own wines in 1999, with the friendly support of Alois Kracher and Manfred Krankl, and established Weingut Schwarz. His first “Schwarz Rot” changed the common perception of the black Zweigelt grape variety; never before had a wine produced from Zweigelt displayed such depth and complexity. This was largely due to the rapid cooling of the grapes in the vineyard directly after picking.
In 2004, Hans Schwarz introduced his first “A Lita” white and red wines in the one litre bottle format. His intention was to revive the litre bottle and to encourage by the glass servings of his wines in the gastronomy. The idea to produce “Kumarod” 2006 (lit. ‘comrades’) came after the viewing of an artwork by Nikolaus Eberstaller, and was created to signify the close comradeship between Alois Kracher, Manfred Krankl and Hans Schwarz.
The decision to build the new winery was made in 2012. The construction was going to be built in three stages; the first phase of the project has already been completed, and the next stages currently being planned. The project will be finished within the next couple of years.Family: Johann Schwarz
Specials: Die Schotterböden und die Wärme der Sonne bieten optimale Voraussetzungen für die hohe Qualität der Trauben
Bestseller: Schwarz Rot Zweigelt
Best wine: Schwarz Rot Zweigelt
Awards: Falstaff Sieger 2004 - Schwarz Rot 2002 / Falstaff 2010 Platz 2 - Schwarz Rot 2008
Countries we export to: Deutschland, Schweiz
Mission statement: Die Philosophie ist, dass wir im Weingarten die Trauben aufgrund von unseren trockenen Böden durch gezielte Wassergabe auf bestimmte Mengen verteilt mit optimalen Nährstoffen versorgen. Hier streben wir an, so viel wie möglich von diesen 100%igen Top-Trauben in die Flaschen zu geben. Wobei wir hervorheben möchten, dass wir nicht alle Sorten auf unseren Böden auspflanzen sondern nur diejenigen die sich am besten mit Boden und Klima vereinigen.