Gruner Veltliner Ried Hermanschachern – 2019

Region: Austria - Weinviertel


Deep in a four hundred year old cellar, a quiet, studious man weighs careful decisions to create exquisite wines from each of the special parcels in the Weinviertel. He asks his accomplished, exuberant wife to join him in crafting the perfect blends that reflect their passionate partnership.

Once upon a time…this is how fairy tales usually begin. But sometimes real life is a fairy tale, and that is the case for Marion and Manfred Ebner-Ebenauer. While the Ebner-Ebenauer label was born in 2007, when the two winemakers decided to share their lives, the history of winemaking in Manfred’s family stretches back fourteen generations. Today Ebner-Ebenauer is a mixture of old and new. The 400 year old cellar and modern style of the careful winery renovation. Traditional winemaking, gravity fed, gentle pressing. Using new methods when appropriate. “Respect the traditions but change if not useful.”


94 Points

A flinty touch of reduction on the shy nose signals both youthfulness and ageability. The palate is bright, fresh, juicy and vivid, revealing its inherent, peppery savoriness slowly but surely. The taut yeastiness holds white pepper and salty, nori seaweed. This is superfresh and utterly appetizing.

Wine Enthusiast, March, 2021
91 Points

The 2019 Grüner Veltliner Hermanschachern is pure, lean and fresh on the still pretty reductive nose that reveals earthy and peanut notes. Round and juicy on the palate, this is a medium-bodied, firm and elegant Grüner with a finely tannic and phenolic finish. This is a very good wine to have with fish and white meat.  2022 – 2032

© Wine Advocate, April, 2021