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Hick Maria & Manfred

The estate is located in the municipality Oberarnsdorf in the Lower Austrian wine region Wachau, The family has been involved in viticulture for 300 years. Documented is the existence of Simon Hicker (* 1699) and Antonius Hicker (* 1782) as Hofmeister at St. Peterhof in Krems, as well as Josef Hick (1872-1938) as Hofmeister at St. Peterhof in Oberarnsdorf occupied. The company is run today by Maria Hick (cellarmaster) and Manfred Eder-Hick (Rupertiwinzer). An efficient and economical use of energy is part of the operating philosophy. Around 75% of the buildings are equipped with LED lighting and a photovoltaic system.

The vineyards cover six hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Stiegelstal (with Subriede Glauberkreuz), Buchental and Mitterberg. They are planted with the white varieties Grüner Veltliner (about 60%), Rivaner (Müller-Thurgau), Riesling, Chardonnay and Muscat, and the red variety Zweigelt (10%). The management takes place after ecological and sustainable Criteria. These include green manure, economical use of spraying, waiver herbicides, Waiver insecticides through use of pheromones as well as slope maintenance with a view to promoting the biodiversity, Quality-oriented measures are careful foliage care and thin out in summer.

Through selective hand-picking in several rounds from October to November, only ripe and healthy grapes are processed. Target of the house are fruity, area typical or terroir Wines as a reflection of the particular situation and the regional microclimate. They are mainly dry with long shelf life or durability expanded. After a gentle squeeze Depending on the type of wine, the musts are fermented in steel tanks or large wooden barrels and stored for a long time lees, The winery is a member of the association Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus as well as founding member of the Rupertiwinzer in Arnsdorf. Every year around 30,000 to 40,000 bottles of wine are produced.

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