Heidi took over the family estate of 10 hectares around the town of Rust, which is on Lake Neusiedl in 1983. The vines she tends have been worked by her ancestors for over 300 years so she knows a thing or two about legacy and heritage! It's also the reason why she looks foward to handing this down to the next generation and sharing the adventutre that she has enjoyed to both her sons, Johannes and Georg.
Rust is famous for its Ausbruch sweet wines and no-one more than Heidi has both championed and led by example in the revival of these historic botrytised sweet wines that were popular with the Hapsburgs and other European royal families! Sweet wine lovers should definitely try these wines which unlike those produced on the eastern shore of the lake have wonderful acidity, salinity and minerality to counterbalance the intense and unctuous sweeetness!
There's also a range of styles from the traditional "Auf dem Flügeln der Morgenröte" poetically translating as "On the Wings of Dawn" made from a Welschriesling, Weissburgunder and Gelber Muskateller and aged in oak barriques for 2 years to the 100% Furmint "Turner" aged in small barrels with good ageing potential.
As well as sweet wines Heidi makes a range of red and white wines using indigenous varietals. One well priced stunner is the barrel aged old vine Blaufränkisch called "Kulm" a riot of crunchy red fruit and balanced acidity.