Intrigued by Austrian wines? You should be—they offer some of the best values on the market, and we're privileged to count some of the country's top winemakers in our growing portfolio.
This Saturday, you can help us welcome two more.
Join us from noon to 4pm as we feature 5 excellent, affordable wines from new arrivals Fuhrgassl-Huber and Birgit Wiederstein (plus a bonus wine from rising star Mathias Hirtzberger). If you're looking to get into Austrian wine—or to explore some new, exciting producers without breaking the bank—this is a tasting you won't want to miss!
Over the past several decades, Austria has established itself as a force to be reckoned with on the global wine scene, in part because Austria produces excellent wines from varieties you rarely find anywhere else, such as Grüner Veltliner and Blaufrankisch.
We're very proud of the Austrian producers in our portfolio—you're probably already familiar with heavyweights like Fritz Hirtzberger and F.X. Pichler, indomitable figures on the Austrian wine scene.
Now, we're proud to welcome two new winemakers to the Weygandt family.
Just above Vienna, where the Danube carves out a valley, you'll fine the winery of Fuhrgassl-Huber, an estate with 31 hectares of prized vineyards and a multi-generational winemaking history.
While these vineyards give rise to excellent Rieslings and Grüners, Thomas Huber specializes in the region's characteristic blends, including his 7-variety Gemischter Satz and 11-variety Mitterberg, both of which we'll pour this Saturday.
Travel 40 kilometers east of Vienna and you'll find free-spirited winemaker Birgit Wiederstein.
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.
This weekend, we'll pour 4 whites from Fuhrgassl-Huber, a silky red blend from Birgit Wiederstein, as well as a bonus wine from Mathias Hirtzberger, Franz's extremely talented son and a winemaker you should keep an eye on.