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Pretterebner Rolf

The winery is located in the municipality Zagersdorf in the Burgenland DAC area Leithaberg (Austria). It was founded in 1986 by Christine and Dipl.-Ing. Rolf Pretterebner founded with the aim to produce a wine in harmony with nature. First, vineyards were leased and thus gained experience. Today, the vineyards cover two hectares of vineyards in Zagersdorfer Rieden. Some of these are over 100-year-old vines that have been revitalized. Mainly the red varieties Blauburgunder, Blaufränkisch , St. Laurent, Blauer Portugieser and Merlot, as well as the white grape varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc are cultivated. The management is done according to the rules of Organic (organic) viticulture symbolized by the winery's trademark of a sailor. Important criteria are careful start, strict yield reduction, appropriate care measures in the vineyard, as well as selectively read mature and healthy grapes. In certain works, the moon phases considered.

The wines are with the goal of a Herkunftstypizität expanded. The mash is continuously mixed in open vats by manual beating down. The fermentation takes place spontaneous with vineyard-owned yeasts. In order to support this and to optimally digest the grapes, an enrichment by means of juice extraction takes place in case of need. The yeasts are tested and selected in a test fermentation. Towards the end of alcoholic fermentation, the BSA is initiated with its own cultures. After discontinuation of the coarse trub the wines are filled in barrels and with a special, own culture a third one Fermentation process initiated, among others glycerin is formed. This phase can last up to three years. Before bottling, a gentle filtration without pumps takes place. The high quality wines are in the lines "reserve" (at least 2 to 3 years barrel removal) and "large reserve" with (at least 3 to 5 years barrel removal) produced. There are also brandies (yeast, pomace, wine, fruits) produced. The winery is a member of the association Slow Food,

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