A Weinviertel wine grower does not live from Veltliner alone. But to vinificate red wines at the same quality level as whites makes Weinwurms extremely proud.
Particularly our Zweigelt Hommage 15 won brilliant ratings in the Falstaff Red Wine Guide. With 91 points Peter Moser described our former Hommage ZWEIGELT Reserve 2015 with „inviting berry fruit“, „mineral finish“ and finally as „multi-faceted food pairing“.
As if this wouldn´t be enough reason for crows of delight it has to be mentioned that this Zweigelt is only vinificated in perfect years and, up tp now, every vintage has convinced professionals and connosieurs alike. Have a look at a short survey: 90 points at the IWC Chicago in 2006, Salon winner of the category Zweigelt in 2009, listed in the Salon Austrian Wine in 2011 and with 92,6 points confirmed as best Austrian red wine in Germany at the Mundus Vini followed by the vintage 2012 winning the Premium Gold Prague Wine Challenge and IWC Tasting Chicago Gold, and now the 2015 vintage with 91 points at the Falstaff tasting, a gold medal in Frankfurt at the International Trophy and described by Jancis Robinson as follows: „„Deliciously fresh and one of the most food friendly wines I have had this year.“ In short: Weinwurms´ homage to the variety Zweigelt.
It would never cross our minds to rejoice about our grape diversity if we had only one excellent red wine to present. In fact there are three. At Least. The Abendrot SYRAH Ried Schilling 2016, a variety which captured Georg Weinwurm´s imagination during his practical year in Australia, and the Herzblut MERLOT Ried Schilling 2016 were Mr. Moser worth 90 points and in addition a best-buy-recommendation.
We produce Merlot since the early 90ies and it has developed to our second important red wine behind the Zweigelt. At the beginning of 2000 we have started to plant Syrah. Our Syrah matures in used French 220 l for one year – Barrique barrels.
Rare varieties in Austria, even more rare in the Weinviertel district and rarest with high ratings by internationally known experts – that makes us happy! And our two exotic varieties could be even capable of more if you think about what Mr. Moser stated: they are „at the beginning of their development“. What could be expected in one, two or three years?
Therefore, Georg Weinwurm´s secret tipp: ensure your quantity of Australian Abendrot and Georg Weinwurm´s personal Herzblut right now.
Last but not least we have to point out the forth moment of happiness. With 89 points the Glücksmoment ZWEIGELT Ried Schilling 2017 (moment of happiness) was included in the very-good-ratings. Peter Moser descernes bitter chocolade, herbal spices, cherries, freshness and a tiny pinch of salt in this Zweigelt.
To get excellent ratings at this year´s Gruner Veltliner Grand Prix made us really happy but to succeed with our red wines aswell proves that Weinwurms´variety range qualifies us as one of Austria´s top vintners.