Grower Website Leth Region: Austria - Wagram

Established in the early 1960s, Weingut Leth has become a renowned winery in Fels am Wagram in just three generations. The Leth family are members of the Traditionsweinguter Osterreich (association of traditional wineries in Austria), and believe it is their obligation to express the characteristics of their region, their soils, their climate, their grape varieties and cellars in their wines. Franz Leth, Franz Jr. and the entire Leth family are committed to these ideals.

The Wagram region of Austria is home to Europe’s most extensive loess soil formations. The region formed when glacial winds blew fine particles of agglomerated clay, sand and lime – loess – onto the prehistoric bedrock of the ancient course of the Danube river. The layers are up to 65 feet/20 meters deep, and enable vine roots to delve deeply and absorb water and nutrients from the mineral-rich subsoils. Combined with the benevolent climate and wide temperature variation from day to night, perfect conditions combine to create unique terroir wines.

Country Austria
Region Niederösterreich
Appellation(s) Wagram
Proprietors Franz Leth Family
Founded 1960
Winemaker Franz Leth Jr.
Annual Production 25,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable
Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area ha or acres
planting year between
Zweigelt Klassik 100% Zweigelt 1975-1995 gravels and sandy loess 12.4 acres/5 ha
Roter Veltliner Klassik 100% Roter Veltliner 1960-2015 loess soil 12.4 acres/5 ha
Riesling Klassik 100% Riesling 1980-2000 gravel an conglomerates 8.6 acres/3,5 ha
Grüner Veltliner Steinagrund 100% Grüner Veltliner 1960-1980 loess on gravels 12.4 acres/5 ha
Grüner Veltliner Brunnthal 100% Grüner Veltliner 1950-1980 pure loess, rich in limestone 12.4 acres/5 ha
Roter Veltliner Fumberg 100% Roter Veltliner 1970-1985 sandy loess 7.4 acres/3 ha
Riesling Schillingsberg 100% Riesling 1980-1989 red gravel soil 7.4 acres/3 ha
Grüner Veltliner Scheiben 100% Grüner Veltliner 1950-1980 pure loess 29.7 acres/12 ha
Riesling Brunnthal 100% Riesling 1950-1960 pure loess, rich in limestone 1.24 acres/0,5 ha