2018 Gut Oggau Josephine
In 2007, Stephanie and Eduard took over the former “Vineyard Wimmer” an old-established property in Oggau that had a long standing tradition. They painstakingly restored the 17th century winery that had been abandoned for 20 years, including its 200-year-old screw press. For the vines a 20-year period of neglect was fortunate, as this allowed for all pesticide and chemical treatments to be washed away. This let them begin working immediately on the vines according to biodynamic principles (Demeter certified). Stephanie and Eduard focus on quality as a permanent quest, their aim is to achieve a natural vine balance and process the grapes as gently as possible, allowing them to make the best use of their vineyard's strength. Their 13 hectares of vines are spread across dozens of tiny vineyards. Each of these sites are vinified separately and then either bottled as a single site or blended to created complex field blends.