Weingut Hirsch, 1ÖTW “Ried Heiligenstein” Riesling
Weingut Hirsch, 1ÖTW “Ried Heiligenstein” Riesling

Weingut Hirsch, 1ÖTW “Ried Heiligenstein” Riesling

Kamptal, Austria 2020 (750mL)
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Weingut Hirsch, 1ÖTW “Ried Heiligenstein” Riesling

The wine regions along the Danube west of Vienna—Wachau, Kremstal, Kamptal—are incredibly rich in history, and the architecture and landscape haven’t changed a whole lot over the centuries. Visiting places like the Kamptal really feels like going back in time; Johannes Hirsch lives in a house that was constructed “when Albrecht Dürer created his famous ‘Rhinoceros’ woodcut and Michelangelo was at work on his frescoes in Rome’s Sistine Chapel.” The Hirsch family acquired the property in 1878, and it remained a mixed-use farm until the 1970s, when Johannes’ father, Josef, began focusing more intently on viticulture. Over the years, Josef—joined by Johannes in the mid-1990s—pieced together more vineyard land en route to the estate’s current dimensions.  

Johannes Hirsch runs his family estate with a deep respect for its centuries-old history, farming his vineyards according to rigorous biodynamic principles and producing single-vineyard wines from some of the best sites in Austria’s picturesque Kamptal. There’s a level of refinement, purity, and precision from the top to the bottom of Hirsch’s lineup. Right now, we’re offering their tip-top tier. 

Hirsch’s philosophy for their Heiligenstein bottling is so simple and yet the results are so profound. They harvest their Certified Biodynamic crop by hand towards the end of September and they are pressed whole-bunch into a mixture of stainless steel and large neutral casks. Upon completing a natural fermentation, the resulting wine continues maturing on lees for 6-8 months. The wine is then racked and allowed to rest further before release. 

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Weingut Hirsch, 1ÖTW “Ried Heiligenstein” Riesling


Northeastern Austria


Considered by most to be the oldest growing zone in Austria, Weinviertel is also, geographically, the largest in the country and covers the vast, northeastern expanse of Lower Austria, stretching from the western border of Slovakia, following the Danube inland and veering up to the southern border of Czechia. Its name, which translates to “wine quarter,” reflects the region’s rich, ancient wine heritage and, according to the Weinviertel DAC website, there are “7,000 years of artifacts to prove it.”

Northeastern Austria


Austria’s Wachau appellation is the country’s most acclaimed region. About an hour northwest of Vienna along the Danube River, the vista of the steep, terraced vineyards of the Wachau creates a magnificent landscape akin to a verdant, ancient amphitheater—it is a UNESCO World Heritage site, after all. With rich and unique soils here of löess and gneiss, which lend vivid minerality to the wine.

Eastern Austria


The Burgenland appellation, running along Austria’s border with Hungary southeast of Vienna, has a diverse topography and a mix of soils, with more primary rock and slate at higher locations and dense loams in the rolling hills that extend toward the Pannonian plain.

Southeastern Austria


The region of Styria (Steiermark) is in southeastern Austria which sits near the border with Slovenia. This area is studded with long-extinct volcanoes whose deposits are a key component of the local soils and the vineyards benefit from a classic Austrian push-pull of cool Alpine air and warmer “Pannonian” currents from the east.

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