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Weninger Franz

The traditional winery is located in the municipality Horitschon in the DAC area Mittelburgenland (Austria). In the local chronicle the name Weninger is first mentioned in 1828. The operation is managed by Franz Ludwig and Martina Weninger. Franz Weninger is one of the Austrian pioneers of quality viticulture. When he took over the winery from his parents in 1982, he immediately introduced rigorous changes such as Ertagsreduktion, strict selection in the vineyard and slow expansion in oak barrels. Weninger became a guru in the Austrian red wine scene and is considered the master of Aged expansion, After practice stays in California In 1999 son Franz Reinhard Weninger joined the company.

The root vineyard in Horitschon in the winegrowing area Mittelburgenland was completely rebuilt in 1998 and has received several awards for contemporary architecture. The vineyards cover 28 hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Dürrau. Hochäcker and Kirchholz, Here becomes consistent Biodynamic viticulture operated. It will be the red wines Blaufränkisch. Merlot. Zweigelt. Cabernet Sauvignon. St. Laurent and Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) cultivated with high density of 6,000 vines per hectare. The Blaufränkisch sticks of the vineyards Dürrau and Hochäcker are up to eighty years old. From the three-hectare Riede Saybritz with Blaufränkisch in Eisenberg in southern Burgenland grapes are purchased. Since the year 2007 becomes certified Biodynamic viticulture according to the rules of respectful-BIODYN practiced. Since 2016, one is also a controlled member of the association DEMETER Austria. The biodynamic management takes place under special consideration or promotion of the biodiversity (Biodiversity) greening,

The wines will be fermented spontaneously and according to the strict rules of the two organic associations noninvasively Principle vinified with as few interventions as possible. The premium wines include the named after the two daughters Vera and Tina red wine cuvée "Veratina" ( Blaufränkisch , Cabernet Sauvignon, Zweigelt, Merlot), and various Blaufränkisch layer wines of the above-mentioned locations. Certain wines are also sold in 3-liter large bottles (double Magnum ) bottled. Every year around 160,000 bottles of red wine are produced and one third is exported. The winery is a member of Blaufränkischland Mittelburgenland,

In 1992, after long observation of the Hungarian wine-growing scene in the wine-growing region Villány founded with the winemaker Attila Gere the winery Weninger & Gere . A year later, a newly built cellar was put into operation. The vineyards cover 12 hectares, with Kékfrankos ( Blaufränkisch ), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are planted. Another winery in Hungary was in 1997 under the name Weninger & Pincészet in Balf at Sopron (Ödenburg), near from Rust founded. The vineyards cover 25 hectares that with Syrah, Kékfrankos ( Blaufränkisch ), Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc are planted.

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