Stephanie and Eduard, the lovely young couple behind Gut Oggau, have restored a 17th century vineyard in Burgenland, Austria. The internationally acclaimed natural winemakers have quickly become famous for their dynasty, their bottles labelled with “the faces”.
When they began to work with the wines in the cellar, they noticed that each wine seemed so alive with its own personality, that they decided to craft labels centered around the personality inside each bottle. Thus they created a family of wines: each wine is given a name of one family member and the artist Jung von Matt draws a face for each label. The children, Atanasius, Theodora, and Winifred, are wines that are more forthright, light, bold and energetic. The parents, Joschuari, Emmeram, Timotheus, and Josephine, come from vineyards with a little more direct sun exposure and therefore more ripeness producing wines with more body and power. And finally the grandparents, Mechtild and Bertholdi, are from two single vineyards of older vines that produce the most traditional wines from their lineup.
The juice which the three generations are shielding is no less remarkable: exciting, unfiltered natural cuvées!