THE SPIRIT OF OUR WINERY
On the southern slopes of a hill overlooking the river Danube and the city of Vienna grows our beautiful artisanal wine. It is a magical place, where small deer and big rabbits roam and indigenous ground squirrels build their tunnels underneath the vines. Our Natural Wine is the product of our love and effort to bring an unusual, archaic and fascinating taste to your palate: a pure expression of the grapes and the terroir they were grown in. The vintage of 2020, which we are currently selling, combines notes of apricots with the scent of Sicilian lemons and straw flowers while the colour is characterized by a blonde hue.
The Eichhorn Vineyard is a Boutique Winery, dedicated to bring out the best in the grapes we grow and harvest. As much as possible, we are crafting everything personally and by hand. Our values us are authenticity, kindness and creativity, which we try to bring into our wine as well.
During the summer months we open our wine to welcome guests, and we make a classic Buschenschank, serving our own wine and simple organic food, from regional sources and our own vegetable garden. Reservations are recommended since places are limited: firstname.lastname@example.org
All our best, Ron & Miriam Eichhorn
WHAT IS NATURAL WINE?
Natural wine is a type of wine that is produced with minimal intervention and additives, using only naturally occurring yeasts and little to no sulfites. Natural wine is made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes that are hand-picked and fermented with wild yeast, rather than commercial yeast. It is often unfiltered and unfined, which means that it retains more of the grape's natural flavor and texture.
The philosophy behind natural wine is to produce wine that reflects the terroir (the environmental factors that influence the grapes' characteristics) and to allow the grapes and the land to express themselves without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. This approach is intended to create a more authentic and sustainable wine, with a focus on preserving the environment and the health of the vineyards.
However, there is no legal definition for natural wine, and the term is not regulated, which can lead to confusion for consumers. Some winemakers use the term "natural" loosely, while others adhere to strict principles of natural winemaking. As a result, it is important to do research and look for information about the winemaker's practices and philosophy when seeking out natural wine.