Weingut Gernot Heinrich
At Weingut Gernot Heinrich, few words are needed to tell the wine story. The grapes: Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent (old Pinot clone) play the leading role, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Weißburgunder the supporting roles.
The spectacle is directed by Gernot Heinrich and mother nature from a holistic, biodynamic experience, in which tradition and innovation find each other in their own way. The vineyards of Gernot Heinrich are located in Gols, Neusiedlersee, between the famous lake and the border with Hungary. In the immediate vicinity of the winery are the four well-known plots of Heinrich. Altenberg lies on the edge of the Parndorfer Platte, with a beautiful view of the lake. The soil with a semi-heavy to heavy structure, consists of porous calcareous dry well-draining loam soil with pebbles. Goldberg is located next to Altenberg, with the same soil structure, on dry and well draining loamy sand with some pebbles but no lime. Due to the influence of the north-westerly winds this is a cooler plot, very suitable for precocious blue grapes. Salzberg has a similar location to Altenberg, but the loam with pebbles contains much more lime. Gabarinza consists of two undulating parts with a south-facing slope. The soil also consists of loam and some pebbles and has a high lime content.
Location wine estate
Between the Parndofer Platte on the east side of the Neusiedlersee and the Leithaberg on the west side, we find totally different climatic conditions. Warm air near the winery in Gols and the slope of the Parndorfer Platte just beyond. Nevertheless, there are considerable differences: the sun-drenched slopes of vineyards are often windless, while the rows of vines on the plateau of the Parndorfer Platte are exposed to the wind. What they share is a generally warm climate that manifests itself in powerful, concentrated wines.
(Source: Weingut Heinrich)