Pinot Blanc, Weißburgunder, Fehér Burgundi, Pinot Branco, Pinot Bianco – many names for the same grape depending on where you find it. Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Portugal and Italy all grow this grape as do many other countries, but it is particularly well known in Alsace where excellent examples are made.
We think the best Pinot Blancs in the world might actually be made in Austria where the variety is grown quite widely, but with particular representation in the areas around the Neusiedlersee, Styria, Vienna, and Lower Austria, including the Wachau and Kamptal. The quality of Austrian Pinot Blanc wines is outstanding, with true world-class examples which can stand along anything grown in Alsace. In Austria, even mid-range Pinot Blancs are stylish, with flavours of almonds and good acidity. The best are concentrated, amazingly complex, and age well in bottle, some well in excess of a decade.
Altesse is the most prestigious white grape of Savoie and is the grape in the famous Roussette de Savoie.
Blauer Portugieser vines give prolific yields and give delicious, simple, light-bodied wines.
We offer Cabernet Franc from Switzerland and Israel as single variety wines and blends.
Wherever there are vines growing around the world there is likely to be Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cornalin gives fruity wines, with an elegant bouquet and with an intense crimson-tinted purple colour.
Diolinoir have excellent deep colour, as might be expected, good tannins and are quite powerful.
With low yields encouraged and oak used, wines with complexity and good body are being released.
Eyholzer Roter wine is a medium red, with a nose of mountain violets and raspberries.
Gamaret was developed for cultivation in French Switzerland and is a full sibling of Garanoir.
Gamay is such an exciting grape and has superb food-matching abilities few other reds can match.
The wines are highly fragrant with an intense floral bouquet, with the best having a sweet grassiness.
“A beautiful floral nose, packed with rose petals, and also spice and cloves. Medium bodied, dry, very flavoursome.”
Himbertscha wines typically have aromas of spring herbs, wild garlic, dandelion, hazlenuts and lemons.
Humagne Blanche is delicate, with aromas of white blossoms and notes of honey and resin.
Humagne Rouge is a high quality indigenous red grape grown in Valais.
This is a very rare grape indeed and is only found in the Haut-Valais region of Switzerland.
Mondeuse Blanche wines are typically made in the fresh, dry style, typical of Savoie.
The white Petite Arvine is one of the varieties that makes the Valais so very interesting.
The best are concentrated, complex and age well in bottle, some well in excess of a decade.
The Rèze is one of the oldest white grape varieties still grown in the Valais region of Switzerland.
Roter Traminer has low acidity and literally does smell (and taste) of roses along with dried fruit.
As well as sweet and dry wines from Gumpoldskirchen we also have a couple of wines from Wagram.
Sauvignon Blanc is a well-known international grape variety that began its life in France.
Sauvignon Gris wines tend to be richer and more voluptuous in texture than Sauvignon Blanc.
The mature Sylvaner wines have much to offer with more spiciness coming through with age.
Syrah has become one of the world's most popular varieties thanks to very intense loud wines, but in our climate it has elegance
The Viognier grape has natural aromatics including notes of peach, pears, violets and minerals.