Wine tasting in Burgenland - four times different

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Wine has soul like Blaufränkisch from Burgenland © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Wine has soul like Blaufränkisch from Burgenland © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

Wine is known to be a very special juice. Wine has soul: it can be gentle and mild, it can be furious and powerful, it can be lovely and sweet. Wine is a product of its surroundings, and this is reflected in it: in the aromas that it absorbs from the soils on which it grows, in the sweetness that reflects the hours of sunshine that it experiences as it grows, in the taste which he accepts in the barrels in which he matures. It is the art of the winemaker to preserve the wine's aspects of their existence and to work them out so that the connoisseur experiences them in the glass at the end. Producing good wine requires a lot of experience and skill and requires great love and commitment.

Therefore, the sale of the wine should be something special. You can get the best wines at a wine tasting, where you can taste the wine yourself and choose the one that tastes best. And that is different for everyone, because wine is a matter of taste. While one tastes more like a dry wine, the next likes to drink it gently. The easiest way to find out which wine suits you best is by tasting it. We have had several wine tastings in the past year Burgenland experienced and experienced that there are also differences.

 

Old wine press on the Horitschon wine trail © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Old wine press on the Horitschon wine trail © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Wine tasting in the vinotheque in Horitschon
There's a wine tasting with a feeling in the Vinothek in Horitschon © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

A wine tasting with feeling

In the vinotheque in Horitschon, a small village in Burgenland, we are welcomed by Anna Zell, who enthusiastically introduces the wines of the local winemakers. We first walk with her along the Horitschon red wine trail, where she introduces us to the secrets of Blaufränkisch, the wine variety that grows here predominantly. We learn that the soils of the former Pannonian Sea are deeply and in some places characterized by waterlogging, and that the climate is due to the protective mountains of the Ödenburger mountains and the proximity of Lake Neusiedl more Mediterranean than continental. She shows us the vineyards of various winemakers and explains us how to recognize the wines. After this exciting introduction to the background of the Blaufränkisch she invites us after our tour to a tasting in her wine shop. We especially liked the personal care by the dedicated Vinothekar Anna Zell - a real wine tasting with feeling.

Wine shop Horitschon
At the church square 1
7312 Horitschon
Austria

 

In the winery Gager the red wine matures around the house altar © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
In the winery Gager the red wine matures around the house altar © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
The wines from the winery Gager © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
The wines from the winery Gager © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

A wine tasting at the winemaker

In Deutschkreutz in central Burgenland we can taste the wines from the winery Gager. The winemaker personally leads us through his winery and shows us his barrels, in which Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch mature in 12 to 18 months to excellent wines, which regularly receive prizes and awards. Similar to the vinotheque in Horitschon you can feel the love for the wine, which flows through its producers. Josef Gager, the head of the house, proudly presents his wines and urges us to taste them all. The selection is great - and excellent. We find it hard to pick a wine that tastes best. Good, they are all. Finally, we opt for the flagship of the house, the Cablot (Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot). The direct contact with the winegrower makes this wine tasting a great experience.

Winery Gager 
Karrnergasse 2 u. 8
7301 Deutschkreutz

 

Wine tasting in the Vinatrium in Deutschkreutz © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Wine tasting in the Vinatrium in Deutschkreutz © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Brettljause as a basis for the wine tasting
A Brettljause provides a good basis for tasting © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

A wine tasting in the Vinatrium

Only a few steps away from the winery Gager is the area wine shop Deutschkreutz, in which we can get in a room an overview of the wines of various wineries from central Burgenland. In the big cellar vault we can - if we want - taste as many wines as we wish. You pay a flat rate and may by the open wines at whim cost. In between, there's also a snack plate for alcohol to hit on a reasonable basis. If you want, you can get a good overview of the total 300 wines of about 50 winemakers from Mittelburgenland. And if you want advice, just ask. Here, the guest has the choice, whether he prefers to get himself a picture of the regional wines, or the knowledge and the wine knowledge of the Vinothekare claims.

Vinatrium area wine shop
Mainzer Straße 55
7301 Deutschkreutz

 

Wine tasting in the house on Kellerplatz in Purbach
Sustainable wine tasting in the house on Kellerplatz in Purbach © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Here the wine tasting is controlled by a chip card © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Here the wine tasting is controlled by a chip card © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

A wine tasting in a sustainable way

We were able to experience an extraordinary wine tasting at Haus am Kellerplatz in Purbach on Lake Neusiedl. While the historic wine cellars are grouped around the square in front of the modern vinotheque, in front of which you can taste the wines of the winemakers in cozy taverns in the summer, we stand in the new wine shop in front of a computer-controlled tap. For ten euros we get a card - similar to a credit card - through which we can tap the wines we want to taste ourselves. Keys allow us to determine the amount and price we want to invest in a particular type of wine. If one of the bottles is empty, one of the ladies immediately comes to the reception and refills it. In order to provide us with a sufficient basis for the various wines, we are presented with a large plate of delicious appetizers, with which we can strengthen ourselves again and again between the various wines. We learn that in this way much less wine is wasted, and the guest drinks only what he wants. So the tasting remains sustainable and no droplet of wine is poured away. This is a well-thought-out and sustainable way of tasting wine.

House on the basement square in Purbach
At the basement square 1
7083 Purbach at Lake Neusiedl

The four vinotheques that we got to know on our travels through Burgenland last year could hardly be more different. Each of them offers something special and has its own character. Each tries in its own way to do justice to the wine, with the vinotheques trying in different ways to convey what is special about the wine - the "soul of the wine". As it is, everyone tastes a different wine. And everyone likes a different type of vinotheque. The selection of wine types in Burgenland is just as large - and good - as the selection of vinotheques. And everyone can choose the one that suits them best. And which type of Burgenland wine tasting do you like best?

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Tips on wine and drinks can be found at Wine tourism - wine regions. More slow travel Travel tips There's this link. Discover others Wine regions in Austria.

Source: own research on site with the kind support of Burgenland Tourismus

Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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