The Wines

Everything comes from the Sausal
The smoky, mineral-rich slate forms the basis of our wines:
it influences its taste, its aromas, it lies at its heart.

Everything comes from manual work
When farming steep vineyard sites, most of the work has to be manual:
from pruning and canopy management right through to the harvest in Autumn.

Everything comes from nature
Sun, rain, soil 
vines do not need much more than that.
The wine just needs time to mature.
And we require the patience and the gutfeel to know when it’s time.


More tasting, less thinking.
Our introduction to natural wine
is cheeky, easy, and uncomplicated.



These wines are influenced by Sausal slate,
have low alcohol, taste fresh, light and lively,
always leaving a saline and mineral-driven impression.



Amidst slate soils, one can often find sparkling white quartz. It is synonymous with the wines from our best vineyard sites. They age for several years in 600L oak barrels known as Styrian “Startin” barrels, and boast structure, spice, and elegance.



Here in the Sausal, the vines grow on phyllite, an ancient fine-grained crystalline slate that contains fine layers, much like these wines. The skin contact is long, and often the wine is skin-fermented. These wines are different – more extreme, just like the site (Römerstrasse) from which they are produced.



In Grandmother's time, it was common in the Sausal to drink a glass of vermouth against all kinds of ailments, but above all against melancholy. This old tradition should be taken up again, because the wormwood herb grows wild in our vineyards on the steep southern slopes. This lemony, refreshing vermouth is ideal as an aperitive or a summer evening drink.