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Hillinger

The winery is located in the municipality Jois in the Burgenland wine-growing region Lake Neusiedl (Austria). Viticulture has been practiced by the family for several generations. After long years of teaching and traveling in Europe and overseas (South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, California), Leo Hillinger (* 1967) took over the management of his parents' business in 1990. The former possession included only one hectare of vineyards with a wine trade. Leo Hillinger carried out major structural reforms. With a cost of six million euros, a new production facility with state-of-the-art cellar technology, degustation-longue and seminar room was built and put into operation in May 2004. The production hall is one of the most modern vineyards in Europe. Wine seminars, wine cellar tours, wine tastings and vineyard picnics are organized.

Hillinger - factory building

In Parndorf, a "flagship store" was opened in 2005 in the Designer Outlet, where only their own wines are marketed. Between 2011 and 2016, Austria and Germany followed other stores / lounges / bars in Salzburg, Wien (2), Kitzbühel, Linz and Munich. In 2008, a social project was started with the self-label "Pink Ribbon" (a Secco sparkling wine) in favor of the Austrian Cancer Aid. The company is a foundation wholly owned by the Hillinger family.

The vineyard area totals 80 hectares Jois (25 ha), Oggau (25 ha) and Rust (30 ha) among others in the vineyards Bandkräftn. Gmärk and Upper Forest. They are about 60% with the red wines Blaufränkisch. Zweigelt. St. Laurent. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot and Syrah, as well as about 40% with the white wine varieties Riesling. Green Valtellina. Sauvignon Blanc. Pinot Blanc. Chardonnay and Yellow Muscat planted. In 2010, the changeover to Organic Organic Viticulture began. On average, 4,000 to 5,000 grapes are harvested per hectare, which is equivalent to just one kg of grapes per year Rebstock,

After many experiments, the philosophy of the house emerged. By top quality of the grapes should a non-invasive Cellar technology will be enabled and turned into fruity Reflect wines. The selected grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks. French oak barrels are used for the barrique wines. The flagship is the red wine ICON HILL. Through rigorous selection only one grape is processed by vine. The grape variety mixture of the 36 months developed wine is closely guarded secret of the house. Of these, only 999 bottles are produced; The design is by star architect Zaha Hadid.

The top line "Hill" includes "Hill 1" (Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch , Merlot, Syrah), "Hill 2" (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc) and "Hill 3" (Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc tuber berry selection). From all grape varieties, white and red varietal wines are produced. Products such as rosé sparkling wine Secco and the series "Small Hill" (red, white, rosé, sweet) appeal to young consumer groups. The wines are also offered by Leo Hillinger on cruise ships and on flights operated by Austrian Airlines. The product range includes among others Eiswein, Brandies, chocolate. vinegar and wine jelly, Around 450,000 bottles of wine are produced each year, of which around half are exported worldwide to 21 countries, including the USA and China.

With the winery Constantia Glen in the historical area Constantia in South Africa is there a joint venture. Here two wines are produced under the brand name Constantia Hill. The Constantia Hill white is a varietal Sauvignon Blanc, Constantia Hill announces a cuvée Petit Verdot, Malbec ( Cot ) Merlot and Cabernet Franc, Leo Hillinger is on site twice a year for one month each to vinify the wines themselves.

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