Collection: Domaine Spotlight: Ernst Triebaumer

Ernst Triebaumer's family winemaking history goes back a long way—over 300 years.

But the most important chapter of the Triebaumer story begain in the early 1980s, when Ernst became part of a vanguard of brilliant, dedicated Austrian producers who brought international attention to their country's excellent wines.

The Triebaumers came originally from the Krumbach region in the Bucklige Welt, in the southern part of Lower Austria. The first Triebaumer to settle in Rust arrived in 1691, a Lutheran craftsman fleeing the religious persecution of the Counter Reformation. He married the daughter of a winegrower, and ever since that time the family has been increasingly involved with wine.

The domaine first gained fame for both their dessert wines and table wines from Blaufrankisch, and now comprises 20 hectares of vines, all grown organically and following the ancient practice called Terra Preta, which might be called “climate farming”—aimed to restore the carbon balance in the soil.

It's an important part of the Triebaumer philosophy never to rush the natural processes. They consider their vines to be natives of their land, and are intent upon restoring their habitat and self-determination.

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  • Ernst Triebaumer Sauvignon Blanc Vogelsang 2018
    $21.00

    White wine. Rust, Austria. Sustainable. 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas and flavors of pineapple, melon, and yellow pepper, alongside a hint of ginger that rounds out this extraordinarily flavorful Sauvignon Blanc. A precise balance of sweetness and acidity, with a spice-accented finish.

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  • Ernst Triebaumer Blaufrankisch Rusterberg 2017
    $18.00

    Red wine. Rust, Austria. Sustainable. 100% Blaufränkisch. Rich aromas leap out of the glass: blackcurrants, and cherries with hints of lavender and spruce. An impressive, deep dark red, this Blaufränkisch is balanced, focused, and taut.

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  • Ernst Triebaumer Blaufrankisch Ried Gmark 2016
    $24.00

    Red wine. Rust, Austria. Sustainable. 100% Blaufränkisch. Deep ruby with violet highlights. Cassis, blackberry and herbal spices emerge slowly on the nose. Quite soft and supple on the palate, with a flavor reminiscent of spiced berries and resins, this is an easy drinking Blaufränkisch. Finishes with subtle tannins and a lingering cedar quality.

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  • Ernst Triebaumer Blaufrankisch Ried Oberer Wald 2016
    $35.00

    Red wine. Rust, Austria. Sustainable. 100% Blaufränkisch. A rare wine for the U.S. market, the 2016 Blaufrankisch Ried Oberer offers aromas of red and black fruit, plum, earth, and spice that intensify with air. On the palate, the tannins are dry, intense, and promising, and the wine has an acidic profile. A long, pleasant finish of earth and minerals.

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