Reinisch, Zweigelt, Austria

Reinisch, Zweigelt

Notes of sour cherry; subtly spicy. Extremely harmonious and velvety, but robust. Very versatile: the perfect accompaniment to beef, lamb, pork and mild cheese.

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Icon_WineryReinisch WHAT

who grows the grapes at Johanneshof Reinisch? who makes the wines?

Reinisch philosophy: “To produce wines with soul, that chronicle the impact of Nature on each vintage, and preserve the role of wine in the region”

Around 30 km south of Vienna, Reinisch is nestled amongst the vineyards near the village of Tattendorf. The surrounding region has a distinguished tradition of wine-making, and today this geologically fascinating area on the western edge of the great Pannonian Plain numbers among the country’s most prominent winegrowing centers.

We are the fourth generation of our family to make wine in Tattendorf. At the beginning, in the year 1923, the area we used to cultivate our grapevines consisted of a plot just barely half a hectare in size in the Ried Mitterfeld vineyard. Today, we grow grapes on ca. 40 ha of vineyards, mostly in the area around Tattendorf as well as in Gumpoldskirchen and Guntramsdorf. 1995 saw the construction of the new winemaking facility of Johanneshof Reinisch, at the address “Im Weingarten 1” near Tattendorf. This provided ideal conditions for the production of fine wines. We now have the most modern cellar technology for all aspects of winemaking, including sorting equipment, electronically regulated presses, facilities for monitored fermentation, and a large barrel cellar which was constructed according to the traditional method using old bricks.

The shallow gravel-rich vineyards that surround this one-of-a-kind facility are ideal for red varietals which, unlike most Austrian wineries, comprise 75% of the total production – Pinot Noir and the indigenous St.Laurent are at the heart of the unique Reinisch identity.

The internationally acclaimed white and dessert wines are grown in low-lying blocks rich in silt and loam.The area surroundig Johanneshof Reinisch has a long tradition of wine growing, dating back to the Romans who cultivated vines along what they called the “Termal Line” – what is now the viticultural appellation Thermenregion. JR properties are farmed to enhance living conditions for the vines and all creatures that live on then grounds..” – Johanneshof Reinisch