****Class was previously scheduled for February 8 and is now March 7****
Join us for the first wine class of 2024! This class will explore the history and Terroir of Austria through the wines of Weingut Berger.
Weingut Berger is in the eastern part of the Kremstal, in the town of Gedersdorf. With Erich Berger’s guidance, the winery has implemented methods to produce wines that focus on varietal character and terroir. The white wines grow on steep loess terraces that characterize the landscape of the eastern part of the Kremstal. These terraces store heat during the day and reflect it onto the vines at night producing wines with unique fruity, fresh, and bright flavors.
The red wines are grown at the top of the hills where more humus-rich soils dominate and give the wines length, body, spice, and lush fruit. Vineyards are maintained according to the latest organic guidelines. In the winery, efforts are made to preserve the fruit character by using cultured yeast in combinations with slow fermentations that are temperature controlled. The white wines are then aged exclusively in stainless steel, while the red wines are matured in traditional oak vats.
From crushable to complex, these wines provide a nice window into the world of Austrian wine.
We will taste the following wines and some snacks will be provided. The class will be Thursday March 7, from 6 - 7:30. We suggest making reservations for dinner afterwards if you are interested in something a little more filling. See you there!
Gruner Veltliner, E & M Berger
Gruner Veltliner Lossterrassen Kremstal DAC, E & M Berger
Gedersdorf Gruner Veltliner, Berger
Gelber Muskateller, E & M Berge
Zweigelt, E & M Berger