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Opitz Willi

The estate is located in the municipality Illmitz in Burgenland wine region Lake Neusiedl (Austria). Attached is a guest house. It also organizes supporting programs for the festivals in Mörbisch and Margarethen or a day with a carriage ride in the Neusiedlersee National Park. The skilled mechanical engineer Willi Opitz began his winemaking career in 1995 and is considered one of the best advertisers for Austrian wine abroad. Again and again innovative and unusual marketing activities are set. On November 4, 1996 (US Election Day), a sweet wine was read and honored in honor of the re-election of Bill Clinton "Mr. Called "President. A box of it was sent to the White House, Clinton returned the favor with thanks and visited in 2001 personally the winery. For the Formula 1 racing team, the "McLaren" was vinified on the occasion of a visit to the winery of McLaren Mercedes racing team boss Ron Dennis and for the English airline of the "British Airways 1st Class". And in the famous department stores "Harrod's" and "Fortnum & Mason" in the wine department (besides Opitz wines) the CD "Sound of Wine" is available, on which the bubbling of the fermenting Opitz wines can be heard.

The vineyards cover 17 hectares of vineyards. The most important white wines are Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Welschriesling, and for dessert wines Muskat Ottonel, Gewürztraminer and Scheurebe. The most important red grape variety is Pinot Noir, from which the entire spectrum of dry red wines, over rose and sparkling wine to Trockenbeerenauslese and vinegar is produced. The other red wines are Zweigelt, St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch . A specialty of the house named after a self-developed process white and red reed "Schilfmandl". The flagship of the house is the Zweigelt straw wine "Opitz One", which is based on the famous Opus One named in California; a special bottling is "Mr. President ". Every year, around 75,000 bottles of wine are produced, of which one third is for white, red and dessert wines. It is also the "Rohrwolf pomace brandy" produced by Pinot Noir Eiswein. The products are exported to many European countries, as well as China, Japan, Malaysia, USA, Canada and South America. For the 10th anniversary of the company, 2005 was the first winery awarded the export prize of the Austrian economy.

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