Falstaff Wineguide Austria/South Tyrol 2021/22

Falstaff Wineguide Austria/South Tyrol 2021/22

Working at the Gritsch winery is like commuting between two worlds: There is the Mauritiushof at the Spitzer Kirchenplatz with about 800 years of history, and a little further up the road is the kalmuck cellar with state-of-the-art technology. Franz-Josef Gritsch already embodies the seventh generation of the family that runs the vineyards in Spitz on the Danube. And it goes without saying that tradition, old values and know-how play a major role here. However, it is also clear that the top quality wines of today cannot be achieved with tradition alone. That is why everything is always in motion at the Gritsch winery: In recent years, the vaulted cellar of the old Lesehof, which dates back to the 13th century, has been rebuilt and renovated into a classic and squeaky clean wine cellar.

Franz-Josef Gritsch has also recultivated countless stone terraces in recent years and planted them with vines - above all at Ried Kalkofen in the Spitzer Graben, a particularly challenging site, as it lies at the limit of the possible wine-growing climate. From these extremely steep primary rock terraces come wines that are characterised by cool freshness and elegance. The Burgweingarten in Dürnstein, which has been entrusted to this dynamic winemaker for many years, deserves a special mention too. This vineyard is remarkable in several respects: it is the last large vineyard within the historic city walls of Dürnstein. The towering stone terraces do not allow for mechanical cultivation - everything there requires pure manual labour. But the hard work for the "Dürnsteiner Burg" is all definitely worth it: The result is a great Riesling, diversely structured and profound.

DETAILS

  • Contact Person: Franz-Josef Gritsch
  • Exhibitions
  • Winemaker: Franz-Josef Gritsch
  • Tasting room
  • Cellar Door Sales
  • Accommodation
  • Production Style: Conventional
  • Cultivation Area in Hectares: 15

Opening hours

Time period:
Monday
09:00 to 12:00
13:00 to 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 to 12:00
13:00 to 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 to 12:00
13:00 to 17:00
Thursday
09:00 to 12:00
13:00 to 17:00
Friday
09:00 to 12:00
13:00 to 17:00
Saturday
09:00 to 12:00
13:00 to 17:00
Sunday
10:00 to 12:00
13:00 to 16:00

WINE

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Affiliated businesses

  • Weingut Atzberg
    Kirchenplatz 13, 3620 Spitz an der Donau, Lower Austria, Austria
    3 stars

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