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High Harald

The estate is located in the commune of Hollenburg in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region Kremstal, The traditional family name Hoch was first mentioned in 1640. The business has been run by Harald and Andrea Hoch since 2001. Son Christoph, as cellar master, is responsible for the quality of the wines, he is also responsible for international sales. The vineyards cover 14 hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Blauer Berg, Kleedorf, Kogl and Steingarten. They are 90% planted with the white varieties Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Gelber Muskateller, Weißburgunder and Sauvignon Blanc, and 10% with the red varieties Zweigelt, Blauer Portugieser, St. Laurent and Blauburger. Quality criteria are targeted pruning and gentle tillage. The white wines are aged and fruity in the steel tank. The red wines mature in wooden barrels or in barriques. The flagship of the house is the Kremstal DAC Reserve “Danubius” (Grüner Veltliner), for which only the ripe, extract-rich and best grapes from the Riede Blauer Berg grapes are harvested with up to six times selective harvesting. Other premium wines are various Rieslings and Grüner Veltliner Kremstal DAC, Fine brandies, fruit juices and jams are also produced.

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