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The Prager-Bodenstein winery is located in Weißenkirchen in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region Wachau, The Weinbau family has been in the business for many generations. The estate belonging to the Michaelbeuern monastery was first mentioned in 1302 as "Haus am Chling". In a letter of inheritance from 1715 kept in the family archive, three vineyards in the vineyards Hinter der Burg, Leber and Ritzling mentioned, which are still family-owned today. Franz Prager (1925-2019) is considered a wine pioneer and was the first chairman of the winegrowers' association from 1983 to 1988 Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus and made a decisive contribution to the wine-growing fortunes of the Wachau. His son-in-law Toni Bodenstein and his wife Ilse have been responsible for the business since the early 1990s. The company motto is: "The wine must be an image of the situation" . In this context, Toni Bodenstein is also called “ Terroirist the Wachau ”.

The vineyards cover 15 hectares of vineyards in mostly extreme terrace Location, You are in the communities Dürnstein (Rieden hollerin. Kaiserberg, Liebenberg) and Weißenkirchen (Rieden Achleiten Behind the castle Klaus, Steinriegl, Weitenberg, Zwerithaler). They are exclusively with the white wine varieties Riesling (70%) and Green Valtellina (30%) planted. The premium wines include Riesling Smaragd Growth Bodenstein and Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Achleiten from very old vines. The work in the vineyard and cellar is done in a traditional way. Essential quality criteria are working with autochthonous yeast and not using enzymes. The fermentation and expansion take place in the stainless steel tank, The bottles are only closed with natural corks. The winery is a member of Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus

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