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Kirnbauer Walter

The "K + K Kirnbauer" winery is located in the municipality German Kreutz in the wine region Mittelburgenland (Austria) in the middle of the company's own vineyards. The family business was taken over by Walter and Irmgard Kirnbauer in 1975. The next generation Markus and Alexandra are already working in the company. The vineyards cover 38 hectares of vineyards, which are widely distributed in the vineyards Baumfeld, garden fields, Goldberg, Hochfeld, Hölzl, Hölzläcker, Mitterberg, Neuberg, Pallischkreuz, Rohrbrunn, Satz, Siglosgrund, Steinriegel and Weiselkreuz are located. They are 90% with the red wine varieties Blaufränkisch. Zweigelt. Merlot. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, the rest with the white wines Riesling. Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay planted. The quality criteria in the vineyard are high stock density, on short pruning with a small number of eyes per stick, thin out (Green harvest) for the purpose earnings Reduction and intense foliage care, The non-invasive The motto of the house is: The less you move the wine, the more it will thank you.

The fruity aged white wines mature in a few months stainless steel, The red wines do it malolactic fermentation in large oak barrels and then ripen for another year. The top red wines, however, are in for at least 18 months Barrique -Fässern. These are partly made up Oak wood manufactured, which comes from the forest of the Deutschkreutzer district Girm. The barrique barrels are selected several times a day with selected and relaxing music (e.g. from the locally known violinist Toni Stricker) for the effect of special "vibrations". The flagship of the house is the extremely durable red wine Cuvée "The Phantom", which is blended from Blaufränkisch , Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah and aged in French barriques. Other premium wines are the "Forever" (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) and "Girmer" (made from 50-year-old Zweigelt vines) that have been aged for 38 months in barrels. Wines are stored in the cellar until 1974, including the first Phantom vintage from 1987. Around 200,000 bottles of wine are produced every year.

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