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Hirtl Martin

The Hirtl winery is located in the township Poysdorf in the northeast of the Weinviertel wine-growing region in Lower Austria. The first records of the history of the traditional company can be found in 1729. Since 2001, Andrea and Martin Hirtl have managed the company. The vineyards cover 25 hectares of vineyards in the Kirchberg, Rösselberg and Waldberg vineyards. They are 75% planted with the white varieties Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Gelber Muskateller, and 25% with the red varieties Zweigelt, Blauburger and Merlot. Management takes place using biological methods. For example, when it comes to pest control disrupter for use. The quality criteria in the vineyard are yield reduction through short pruning and thin out,

After controlled fermentation, the white wines are stored on the lees and regular stir up in steel tanks, the red wines aged in barriques. The house is passionate about the Grüner Veltliner, which is predestined for the wine-growing region and is being expanded in various variations. The premium wines include several Weinviertel DAC (Grüner Veltliner), the red wine cuvée “One in Red” (Zweigelt, Blauburger, Merlot) matured in barrels for 16 months, and the red wine “Merlot Reserve” matured in new barrels for 30 months. In weather-appropriate years too Eiswein vinified. Around 100,000 bottles of wine are produced annually, of which 20% are exported to Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and China.

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