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Erich Altenriederer - Weingut Kiss

Erich Altenriederer - Weingut Kiss

There are three Weingut Kiss in the same town, which means we got lost on our first visit. But this visit turned into one of the best days of my 2016, and our visit this year one of the best in 2018, so it was worth the initial confusion.

The winery was started by Georg Kiss (pronounced "Kisch") in 1837 - a wine cellar of 20 square meters!

Today Rudolf and Verena are the sixth generation, cultivating 10 hectares, many of them reclaimed and made into vineyards by hard work, removing thousands of tons of stone out.

The result is fantastic wine made by the loveliest people - what could be better?

Erich Altenriederer’s family estate produces wine from 7.5 hectares of grapes and also a highly regarded range of fresh fruit juices from a further 8 hectares of orchards. The estate is located at Wagram/Traismauer near Krems, a small village between the Danube and the Traisen (a tributary of the Danube) which gives the Traisental its name.

In recent years, Erich has, together with his wife Sibylle and mother Angela, invested in a new modern cellar and has planted new vineyards which yield better and better quality wine as time passes. They have planted new varieties for this region such as Riesling and selected the best Grüner Veltliner clones available. We are always impressed by his Zweigelt and often his Muskateller.

Erich believes quality starts in the vineyard. Of course everyone believes that, but Erich really really believes it. I guess when you sell fruit juice for drinking, you cannot "correct" anything in a cellar, which means you learn to be obsessive in the field.  This man loves fruit. It shows.

Erich spends a lot of time in the vineyards and his focus on plant and fruit health is quite extraordinary. Not to say that in the cellar he is a slouch, not at all. In the cellar Erich has the additional benefit of Elisabeth Hausgnost's sisterly advice so it all works out beautifully. 

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