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Weninger Franz

The traditional winery is located in the municipality of Horitschon in the DAC area Mittelburgenland (Austria). The Weninger name was first mentioned in local chronology in 1828. The business is run by Franz Ludwig and Martina Weninger. Franz Weninger is one of the Austrian pioneers of quality winegrowing. When he took over the winery from his parents in 1982, he immediately made rigorous changes such as Ertagsreduktion, strict selection in the vineyard and slow expansion in wooden barrels. Weninger became a guru in the Austrian red wine scene and is considered the master of Aged expansion, After practical stays in California Son Franz Reinhard Weninger joined the company in 1999.

The regular winery in Horitschon in the wine-growing region Mittelburgenland was completely rebuilt in 1998 and received several awards for contemporary architecture. The vineyards cover 28 hectares of vineyards in the vineyards Dürrau. Hochäcker and Kirchholz, Here is consistent Biodynamic viticulture operated. It will be the red wine varieties Blaufränkisch. Merlot. Zweigelt. Cabernet Sauvignon. St. Laurent and Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) with a high density of 6,000 vines per hectare. The Blaufränkisch sticks of the Rieden Dürrau and Hochäcker are up to eighty years old. From the three hectare Riede Saybritz with Blaufränkisch in Eisenberg Grapes are bought in southern Burgenland. Certified since 2007 Biodynamic viticulture according to the rules of respectful-BIODYN practiced. Since 2016 they have also been a controlled member of the association DEMETER Austria. Biodynamic cultivation takes place with special consideration or promotion of biodiversity (Biodiversity) through greening,

The wines will fermented spontaneously and according to the strict rules of the two organic associations noninvasively Principle vinified with as little intervention as possible. The premium wines include the red wine cuvée “Veratina” ( Blaufränkisch , Cabernet Sauvignon, Zweigelt, Merlot), named after the two daughters Vera and Tina, as well as various Blaufränkisch site wines from the locations listed above. Certain wines are also sold in large 3 liter bottles (double Magnum ) filled. Around 160,000 bottles of red wine are produced annually, and a third is exported. The winery is a member of Blaufränkischland Mittelburgenland,

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

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