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Werlitsch

The estate is located in the municipality of Glanz ad Weinstraße in the Austrian wine-growing region südsteiermark, Wine-growing has been practiced on the traditional farm or in the family since 1682. Andreas Tscheppe sen. was one of the Styrian viticulture pioneers, among other things, he introduced new methods of education and steep vineyard equipment in his company. His two sons Andreas jun. and Ewald completed their training at the viticulture school Silberberg, Until 2004 the estate operated under the name "Andreas Tscheppe", now it is managed under the new name "Weingut Werlitsch" (old house name) by Ewald and Brigitte Tscheppe (Andreas Tscheppe jun. built up an independent company).

The vineyards cover nine hectares of vineyards near the Slovenian Border in the Langegg and Unterglanzberg vineyards. They are planted exclusively with white wines, namely Sauvignon Blanc (50%), Morillon (35%), Gelber Muskateller and Welschriesling. The management takes place after biodynamic methods according to the guidelines of the organic association DEMETER, The focus is on the different soil types, the bedrock consists of Opok (Lime marl with a PH value > 7).

The wines are aged as cuvées under the designation "EX VERO I, II and III", whereby the varietal proportions are not specified. Basically, they all undergo biological acid degradation. EX VERO stands for exposition and steepness of the location; I is the slope with bedrock below half a meter of brown earth, II the middle and III the uppermost slope, where the vines are rooted directly in the rock just below the surface. They are usually stored in wooden barrels for two years before bottling. Since 2007, the second line on the mash has been fermented "orange-white wines". The winery is part of the community of values "Taste life".

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