Gruner Veltliner Poysdorf – 2020

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.”

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Freiberg and Ebenthal vineyards in Poysdorf, Weinviertel.

  • Soils: warm Loess
  • Vineyards Planted: 1995
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested in September 2020
  • Skin contact for 5 hours, then pressed
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks
  • Aged 3 months on fine lees
  • Wine filtered and aged until bottling in February 2021
Winemaker's Notes

The Weinviertel identifies itself first and foremost with Gruner Veltliner! This fruit-forward and spicy representative highlights the fine minerality and delicate nature characteristic of Poysdorf. Fruit and elegance stand in the foreground. Delicate spices combined with the cool olfactory impression of pears. Juicy apple fruit on the palate, with white pepper and finely spicy mineral notes. A crisp interplay of fruit and acidity on the finish.

Pair with baked dishes and classic traditional fare; fish, curd cheese, and summer salads.

Wine Summary

100% Gruner Veltliner; alcohol: 12.2%; Freiberg and Ebenthal vineyards in Poysdorf; warm loess soils; vineyards planted 1995; hand harvested in September; 5 hours on skins; fermented in stainless steel tanks; aged 3 months on fine lees; filtered and aged in tanks until bottling in February; Organically grown grapes.

Technical Information
  • 100% Gruner Veltliner grapes
  • Alcohol: 12.2%
  • Total Acidity: 6.1 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 1.1 g/l
  • Organically grown grapes


91 Points

A whole basket of white fruit and a jar of white pepper pour from the glass. Although this is a sleek and light gruner veltliner, there’s impressive depth and length. Lots of green apple and mineral at the very crisp finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.

jamessuckling.com, July, 2021

16 Points

Tasted from a 7.5-cl mini sample bottle. Certified Ecocert organic and Demeter biodynamic. 20-ha estate in Weinviertel.
Shy, earthy aromas. Firm core wound tight with racy acidity. High-strung and loads of confidence with an apple-drop finish. (PS) 12%  Drink 2022 – 2025

JancisRobinson.com, August, 2022

General Info

Country Austria
Region Niederösterreich
Appellation(s) Weinviertel
Proprietors Marion & Manfred Ebner-Ebenauer
Founded 2007
Winemaker Manfred Ebner-Ebenauer
Annual Production
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Organic/biodynamic