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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 of producing a wine in harmony with nature. First vineyards were leased and experience was gained. Today the vineyards cover two hectares of vineyards in Zagersdorfer Rieden. Some of the vines are over 100 years old and have been revitalized. Mainly the red varieties Blauburgunder, Blaufränkisch , St. Laurent, Blauer Portugieser and Merlot, as well as the white varieties Chardonnay and Weißburgunder are cultivated. The management follows the rules of the Organic (ecological) viticulture, symbolized by the winery emblem of a sail butterfly. Important criteria are careful cutting, strict yield reduction, appropriate maintenance measures in the vineyard, as well as selectively picked ripe and healthy grapes. With certain works also the moon phases considered.

The wines are aimed at one Herkunftstypizität expanded. The mash is continuously mixed in open vats by hand knocking down. The fermentation takes place spontaneous with yeasts from the vineyard. In order to support them and to optimally digest the grapes, they are enriched by means of juice extraction if necessary. The yeasts are tested and selected in a trial fermentation. Towards the end of alcoholic fermentation, the BSA is initiated with its own cultures. After settling the coarse lees, the wines are filled into barrels and a third with a special, own culture Fermentation process initiated, among other things glycerin is formed. This phase can last up to three years. Before bottling, there is a gentle filtration without pumps. The high-quality wines are produced in the lines "Reserve" (at least 2 to 3 years in barrel) and "Large Reserve" with (at least 3 to 5 years in barrel). Fine brandies (yeast, pomace, wine, fruit) are also produced. The winery is a member of the association Slow food,

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