Grüner Veltliner Kamptal DAC
*90 points* - Falstaff Wein-Guide
Grüner Veltliner Kamptal DAC Reserve Ried Karl
*91 Points* - Falstaff , *Bronze* - DECANTER World Wine Awards 2020
Riesling Kamptal DAC
Grüner Veltliner Beerenauslese
Pinot Blanc Galgenberg
*90 points* - Falstaff Wine Guide
*89 points* - Blind Tasted
Chardonnay Bleckenweg on oak
*94 points* - Riedencup Berlin
Sauvignon Blanc Bleckenweg
Gelber Muskateller Galgenberg
*91 Points* - Winner Rosé Weinguide Weiss 2020
Grüner Veltliner Eiswein Galgenberg
Etz Wine Estate
Since its foundation in 1898 our winery has always been run as a family business. Today, the fourth generation is at work and managing the modern as well as traditional winery.
With great care and respect for nature we are producing wines that best represent the terroir of the Kamptal. We are working according to the integrated production and furthermore without the use of any insecticides or herbicides.
The main variety and cornerstone of our winery is Grüner Veltliner with a share of over 60 percent. Riesling is next to Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Rivaner and Sauvignon Blanc the second most important variety among the whites and is produced under Kamptal DAC label.
Our 40 hectares of vineyards are spread over various well-known "Rieden" in the Kamptal and extend from the town of Langenlois via Strass to Grafenegg. Starting from west the "Kammerner Hund" and the "Grub" is to call first.The vineyards "Gaisberg, Offenberg, Wechselberg, Hasel and Bleckenweg" are located around in the famous village of Strass. The "Galgenberg" lies in the municipality of Grafenegg in which our winery is located. One of the most important vineyard is called "Karl". It´s our largest contiguous vineyard that consists of 13 individual terraces and is located high above the Kamptal. It´s been shaped an terraced a couple of years ago and now it´s the most important vineyard for our Grüner´s. From there you will be able to catch a good view on the Austrian Alps.
Our winery here in Walkersdorf am Kamp
It´s just a few weeks to months from the grape to the "finished" wine. In this short period it´s very important for us to keep control at all times. All our musts are taken from hand-selected grapes, which are gently pressed and clarified and brougth to our fermentation tanks. Skin contact is depending on the maturity and temperature of the material and can be up to 24 hours. A clean, temperature-controlled fermentation is achieved by adding cultivated yeasts. Temperature adjustments are being done during this process. All our wines are left on the lees until the time of bottling. A sole addition of sulfur ensures the fruitiness and development of the wine.
Racking and filtration
By the way, since 2016 the energy needed for this is generated from a 20 KW photovoltaic plant. Another step towards sustainability!
Kamptal vineyards (Rieden)
Galgenberg - Gallows hill
With regard to our entire vineyard acreage this is the largest and closest one to the winery. Several lots of vineyards are located on the Galgenberg. The soil there is mostly gravel provided with sand and Löss or mixtures of these - an ideal site for Grüner Veltliner. By the way - our original wine cellar is located in the middle of the idyllic Kellergasse at the Galgenberg.
Is the sisterhill of the famous Heiligenstein. The subsoil also with primary rock, covered with a layer of Löss and clay. This is where our Riesling comes from.
A prime vineyard site on terraces planted with Grüner Veltliner and at the same time the oldest vineyard we own with more than 60 years of age.
The Grub or Grubgraben lies embedded between the Heiligenstein and the Gaisberg. It´s where our oldest Zweigelt vineyard is placed. It´s a terraced vineyard with a special micro climate and soil. Not just known as a Ried, but also as find spot where human artifacts were found dating back to 19000 BC.
Is our largest vineyard complex consisting of 13 terraces with more than ten hectares. It lies high above the Kamptal and is also our most important Ried for Grüner Veltliner.
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Etz Wein KG
Tel: +43 2735 / 2473
Fax: +43 2735 / 2473-10
Firmenbuch Nr. 412152g
Landesgericht Krems an der Donau