Austria’s largest wine growing region is Weinviertel. It is here where you will find the organic vineyards of Peter Schöfmann and Else Anbmann – Zuschmann Schofmann. The Weinviertel region is becoming increasingly popular with those wanting to switch off and enjoy that laid back country vibe, taking their time to explore the friendly wine cellars and home style kitchens.
Think rolling hills and the soothing sounds of the Danube River. It is where relaxed serenity and unpretentious indulgence are cultivated far away from industrial smoke and emergency lanes.
Getting to Zuschmann Schofmann
Zuschmann Schofmann are located 45 minutes drive north east of Vienna, less than 4 miles from the Czech border. They have accommodation at the vineyard with four different rooms to choose from. The region has lots of outdoor pools, cycling routes and plenty of excellent restaurants. We highly recommend a visit.
Organic Vineyards and Commitment to The Environment
Else and Peter have been running the 16 hectare winery in the tranquil Martinsdorf with a lot of commitment and creativity since the turn of the last millennium. Along with being passionate winemakers and restauranteurs, they have also reserved at least an eighth of their heart and soul for the development of the entire Weinviertel wine region and are committed to quality, sensible management and sustainability.
The fact that they do this with the necessary foresight is testified by their organic certification as well as their contributions to quality initiatives such as Slow Food, Genießerzimmer or Top-Heuriger.
Types Of Wine Made In The Weinviertel Wine Region
Weinviertel is known for producing Grüner Veltliner which is Austria’s premium white wine producing grape. When pairing Grüner with food, its exotic and floral tendencies work extremely will with spicy Asian cuisine, pork and veal based dishes. Gruner Veltliner will express white pepper, gooseberry and white peach aromas. The higher quality wines will also have an element of minerality and good depth.
In addition to Grüner Veltliner, Zuschmann Schofmann also produce Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Zweigelt, Sankt Laurent and Pinot Noir style wines. The latter three being red wines.
Recommended Wines From Zuschmann Schofmann
One wine you must try is Zuschmann Schofmann’s 2016 Gruner Veltliner Sparking Brut. It is pricey at £24.95 but will be comparable to top quality Cremant from France. Floral with hints of citrus and stone fruit and a solid acidic backbone keeping you coming back for more!
Keeping on the Gruner Veltliner theme is their single vineyard Muschelkalk 2019 vintage. Only the best parcels of grapes are selected for this wine and the results show. Excellent value at £16.50 a bottle
For those who like the zestiness of a Pinot Blanc then look no further than Zuschmann Schofmann’s 2019 Muschelkalk Weisser Burgunder (Pinot Blanc). It will fill your senses with pear, peach and hints of lemon peel.
Below are a few images supplied to us by Else and Peter which have been taken from in and around their vineyard. For those who are lucky enough to visit Vienna, a couple of nights out of the main city visiting them should be high on your agenda.
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