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Schellmann

The Schellmann family has in the community Gumpoldskirchen (Wine-growing region Thermenregion, Lower Austria) has a three-hundred-year tradition of viticulture. The last in the long wine-growing family history was Gottfried Schellmann (1928-2004), who is considered the pioneer and wine-growing doyen of the area. For some time he also ran the already legendary "Weinstadl" restaurant disco, a popular celebrity gathering. Already in the 1970s Schellmann was the pioneer of a dry, fruity wine style in contrast to the "lovely Gumpoldskirchner style" that was common at the time. He also initiated the founding of the winegrowers' association Therme Winzer, After Gottfried Schellmann's death, the winery was repositioned in 2005; it was leased by Fred Loimer.

The vineyards cover 12 hectares in the vineyards Brindlbach. Eichkogel, Goldknöpfl, Rasslerin, Schwaben and Stocknarrn, which are spread over 25 vineyards or parcels. Half of them are planted with the red varieties Pinot Noir, St. Laurent and Zweigelt, as well as the white varieties Zierfandler, Rotgipfler, Chardonnay, Traminer, Muskateller and Riesling. The management takes place according to the criteria of Biodynamic viticulture, The product range includes the cuvées "In Gumpoldskirchen" (Zierfandler, Rotgipfler) and "An der Südbahn" (Zweigelt, St. Laurent), as well as "Traminer Alte Reben", "Gumpold Chardonnay Reserve" and "Anning Pinot Noir Reserve". The vinification takes place in the winery of Loimer in Langenlois (Kamptal, Lower Austria). The winery is a member of the associations Premium Estates of Austria. Therme Winzer and respect.

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