The "Johannes Zillinger's Demeterhof" winery is located in the municipality of Velm-Götzendorf in the southeast of the Lower Austrian wine-growing region Weinviertel, The traditional company was founded by David Zillinger in 1673 and is still family-owned today. After many attempts in the vineyards and years of research, the winery was restructured by Hans Zillinger in 1985 and converted to an environmentally friendly, organic-organic economy. For this pioneering achievement, he was from the country Lower Austria awarded the environmental award. On the bottle labels emblazoned a butterfly.
The vineyards cover 20 hectares of vineyards on the limestone hills around the village. They are 70% with the white wine varieties Green Valtellina, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) Riesling. Riesling. Chardonnay. Sauvignon Blanc. Scheurebe and muscatel, as well as 30% with the red wine varieties Zweigelt. St. Laurent. Cabernet Sauvignon and the two PIWI varietiesRoesler and regent planted. The biodynamic management takes place according to the rules of the organic association DEMETER by means of a circular economy. These include the use of self-made compost as fertilizer and soil conditioners and herbs in the vineyard as a habitat for various beneficials and as a basis for extracts and teas.
In the basement there is a minimalist, noninvasive Principle with as little intervention as possible. The wines of the entire range go through one spontaneous fermentation and spontaneous malolactic with individual styles. This includes the fermentation of total and partial quantities in amphorae. Intracellular fermentation. sulfur-free Storage and expansion in the traditional large wooden barrel made of acacia and oak. The wines are produced in the four lines VELUE (from vineyards around Velm-Götzendorf), REFLEXION (layered wines with long maceration), REVOLUTION (non vintage - solera system ) and NUMEN (from individually selected, highly ripe berries from the oldest vines, matured 16 to 22 months without intervention). The winery is a member of the associations DEMETER and TOA.