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 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 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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