For 4 generations already, the secret of wine-making has been passed on from father to son.
The Waldschütz winery is situated in Elsarn, at the south slopes of the Manhartsberg, at the beginning of the Kamptal wine region whose name has been given by the landscape of the river Kamp. This region is one of Austria’s most fascinating wine growing areas.
Since 1994 Reinhard Waldschütz has been the estate’s owner and winemaker. With the big help and input from his family, he has been creating from year to year nature-oriented, fruity and fresh wines, so typical for the Kamptal region.
Working close to the nature in the vineyards gives fruity, fresh and pure wines full of personality.
The quality checks in the vineyards – low pruning in winter, thinning and trimming – are all important parts of the success. The number of vines is about 3.800 to 4.000 per hectare. The height of the trunk is a little bit shorter in order to have more foliage. The harvest takes places by hand usually from September till November. Every vineyard will be harvested two to three times.
For our premium products, two to four healthy and ripe grape bunches will remain per vine. After harvesting the grapes, they will be pressed very softly in order to avoid the extraction of tannins. The fermentation is temperature controlled and takes place in steel tanks. We prefer a slower fermentation of about 5 weeks. Then the wine can “sleep” until February in the steel tanks. Before the wine get clear and filled in bottles, it will be filtered.Family: Markus Waldschütz
Bestseller: Grüner Veltliner Stangl Kamptal DAC
Best wine: Grüner Veltliner Steinvision
Best location: Rosengartl
Location details: Loess, 35 years old vines, terrasses, in fall cold nights and warm days
Best year: 2013, best Grüner Veltliner ever
Awards: IWC London - Gold Trophy with Grüner Veltliner Aturo
Countries we export to: Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, USA
Mission statement: "Good wine is hard work"
Our MSE 2017 Statement: It is a pleasure for me to represent my wineregion and my winery. It is a honor to support the best Sommeliers of Europe.