Familie Reinisch

We can easily remember the day we tasted the Reinisch’s wines. Their selection of white, red, and sweet wines were outstanding, and it was extremely difficult to choose which to represent at Astrum.

The estate is located in the town of Tattendorf, in the wine-growing area of the Thermenregion in Lower Austria. The region acquired its name, in part, from geothermal hot springs that flow under the vineyards, contributing to favorable wine growing conditions for finicky varieties.

Now in its fourth generation of winemakers, the 40 hectare estate is run by Johann Reinisch's three sons: Hannes, Michael and Christian. With a 2,000 year legacy of wine growing in the region, the Reinischs maintain traditions with vineyards planted with 65 % red and 35 % white vines. The winery is best known for their excellent Pinot Noir and St. Laurent grown in vineyards from both the stony, alluvial gravel soils of Tattendorf (rich in both chalk and lime) near the winery and the elevated, nutrient rich soils of Gumpoldskirchen.

Local grape varieties and traditions are hugely important here as the family has its own vine nursery; the indigenous grape varieties Rotgipfler and Zierfandler are cultivated in their Gumpoldskirchen vineyards, for example. Across the globe, there are roughly only 100 hectares (247 acres) remaining of these two indigenous white varieties, making the Reinisch’s offerings an unusual and unique glimpse into Austria’s wine roots.

The Reinisch family farms organically and takes its thoughtful approach from vineyard to cellar to bottle.

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(Rotgipfler Satzing 2021) "Exotic, powerful aroma of ripe golden fruit and what I describe as an 'oily minerality', ie a mineral quality but not stony. As if it has come from deep underground. Mouth-watering acidity leads into deep flavours of pineapple and candied citrus but without the sweetness that suggests, broad in the mouth but with piercing freshness and a long, dry-tasting, full-bodied, spicy finish. Utterly moreish but you have to sip this powerful wine slowly to enjoy all the complex nuances. A lot more to come with more time in the bottle even though you could enjoy it now." 17.5 points, Julia Harding, Purple Pages (March 2023)