Weingut Pittnauer

"Our wines get all the freedom they need to unfold the details of their character“, explains Gerhard Pittnauer. "We want to reveal the energy and passion we put in the creation of our wines and make them palpable.“

Gerhard and Brigitte Pittnauer produce exciting wines with a proud expression of the local grapes and the terroir. Weingut Pittnauer is a family business led since the mid 80s by Gerhard Pittnauer. Then 18 years old, he had to train himself to make wine in the midst of scandal and chaos in the Austrian wine market. He chose to farm the indigenous grapes of the region. He thinks to ‘grow’ wine rather than to ‘make’ it in the cellar. Gerhard and his wife Brigitte decided to create what they call living wines. All work is done manually from composting to pruning. There is no calendar that drives them. Nothing is rushed: they believe in quality over speed. They taste for perfect ripeness, select the cleanest grapes, and begin the wine in the cellar in response to the conditions of the vintage. Certified Biodynamic and Organic.