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Hick Maria & Manfred

The estate is located in the municipality of Oberarnsdorf 58 in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region Wachau, The family has been involved in viticulture for 300 years. The existence of Simon Hicker (* 1699) and Antonius Hicker (* 1782) as court master at St. Peterhof in Krems, as well as Josef Hick (1872-1938) as court master at St. Peterhof in Oberarnsdorf is documented. Today the company is run by Maria Hick (cellar master) 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 photoviltaic system.

The vineyards cover six hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Buchenthal, Johannserberg, cellar vineyards, Kirnberg, Mitterbirg, Steiger and Stiegelstal (with Subriede Glauberkreuz). You are with the white wines Green Valtellina (around 60%), Rivaner ( Müller-Thurgau ) Riesling. Chardonnay and muscatel, as well as the red wine variety Zweigelt (10%) planted. The management takes place after ecological and sustainable Criteria. This includes green manuring, economical use of sprays, and no herbicides, Waiving insecticides by using pheromones and embankment maintenance to promote the biodiversity, Quality-oriented measures are careful foliage care and thin out in summer.

Through selective hand picking in several runs from October to November, only ripe and healthy grapes are processed. The goal of the house are fruity, typical of the area or terroir Wine as a picture of the respective location and the regional microclimate. They become mainly dry with a long shelf life or durability expanded. After a gentle one squeeze Depending on the type of wine, the musts are fermented in a temperature-controlled manner in steel tanks or large wooden barrels and are stored for a long time on the lees, The winery is a member of the association Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus and founding member of the Rupertiwinzer in Arnsdorf. Around 30,000 to 40,000 bottles of wine are produced annually.

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