Collection: Domaine Spotlight: Winzerin Wiederstein

If you could use a little levity in your life, but don't want to compromise on the quality of the wine you drink, we've got just the winemaker for you.

Austria's Birgit Wiederstein is somehow a "serious free spirit"—she quotes poetry and cites her shoe size on her website, but at the same time takes a meticulous approach to winemaking, adhering strictly to biodynamic principles, and (like all our winemakers) is obsessed with terroir.

Located 40 kilometers east of Vienna, Birgit’s vines (and 280-year-old cellar) are in Göttlesbrunn, in the center of the Carnuntum wine region.

This appellation, taken from the eponymous Roman city that was located only a few kilometers away, is rapidly becoming discovered as a fine terroir in its own right, with Burgundy-like limestone-clay soil.

In Birgit's wines, you'll find classic Austrian grapes like Zweigelt and Blaufrankisch; old-heritage varieties like the Harslevelu she uses in her elegant Anna Blume cuvée; as well as more familiar names like Sauvignon Blanc, which she has turned into a wine with unmistakable character.

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  • Winzerin Wiederstein Rosé 2019
    $15.00

    Rosé wine. Göttlesbrunn, Austria. Biodynamic. Made from Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, Merlot, and Pinot Noir, this rosé is gently rounded and sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Given that it's a blend of grapes whose traits emerge to varying degrees in different years, every vintage of this cuvée is a little different, but always exciting and delicious.

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  • Winzerin Wiederstein Ein Traum 2017
    $21.00

    Red wine. Göttlesbrunn, Austria. Biodynamic. 40% Zweigelt, 30% Merlot, 15% Blaufrankisch, 15% Pinot Noir. Hand-harvested, destemmed, and fermented with natural yeast in an open fermentor. After fermentation, stored in used barriques and big oak barrels for 11 months. Ruby red color. Elegant bouquet. Smooth and well balanced on the palate.

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  • Winzerin Wiederstein Sauvignon Blanc 2018
    $16.00

    White wine. Göttlesbrunn, Austria. Biodynamic. 100% Sauvignon Blanc. A wine with unmistakable character, this cuvée beautifully encapsulates its terroir. Exceptionally lively, with elegant cassis flavors that dance on the palate. A versatile, food-friendly wine.

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  • Winzerin Wiederstein Blaufrankisch 2018
    $35.00

    Red wine. Göttlesbrunn, Austria. Biodynamic. 100% Blaufrankisch. Hand-harvested, destemmed, and fermented in an open fermentor; after the malolactic fermentation, stored in large oak barrel for 12 months. An elegant and versatile Blaufränkisch with a distinct floral and mineral character.

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  • Winzerin Wiederstein Ein Traum 2018
    $21.00

    Red wine. Göttlesbrunn, Austria. Biodynamic. 40% Zweigelt, 30% Merlot, 15% Blaufrankisch, 15% Pinot Noir. Hand-harvested, destemmed, and fermented with natural yeast in an open fermentor. After fermentation, stored in used barriques and big oak barrels for 11 months. Ruby red color. Elegant bouquet. Smooth and well balanced on the palate.

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  • Winzerin Wiederstein Anna Blume 2019
    $20.00

    White wine. Göttlesbrunn, Austria. Biodynamic. 100% Harslevelu. Made from an ancient Austro-Hungarian variety, which Birgit has planted (over-grafted) on a .5 ha parcel. A layered bouquet with aromas of hay, almonds, prunes, and lime blossom. Fresh and elegant on the palate, different and complex, with a lovely finish. A wine that gets better with every sip.

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  • Grete Wiederstein R. Willliamsbirne Schnapps 200 ml
    $27.00

    Handmade by Birgit's mother, the Wiederstein Schnapps are some of the best eau-de-vies in the world. This Schnapps is fresh, clean, and lush, with faint, perfumed pear aromas. A soft entry leads to a satiny light-to medium-bodied palate with bone dry, glycerous pear and pepper flavors. Finishes with well-integrated heat and warmth.

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  • Grete Wiederstein Vogelbeere Schnapps 200 ml
    $40.00

    Handmade by Birgit's mother, the Wiederstein Schnapps are some of the best eau-de-vies in the world. Vogelbeere is a true Austrian specialty, offering an herbal bouquet, and a robust, dry, marzipan-accented palate. An excellent pairing with dark chocolate and almond desserts.

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