F.X. Pichler Winery, a Beautiful Winery in Durnstein Since 1898
F.X. Pichler is a highly regarded winery located in the beautiful region of Durnstein. They have been in operation in the region creating high qulaity wines since 1898. Franz Xaver Pichler took over the estate in 1971 and Lucas Pichler joined the vinification team in 1999, overseeing the construction and opening of the new winery facility in 2009. The winery has maintained the original structural theme of a stone wall winemaking facility with vineyards surrounding the cellar. The contemporary architecture style fits perfectly with the landscape of the Wachau. F.X. Pichler exudes great care and love for their vineyards, they respect and protect the environment at all times in their viticultural and winemkaing practices. They use a combination of traditional values with modern and innovative techniques to produce high-quality wines.
F.X. Pichler follows a combination of traditional values with modern and innovative techniques to produce high-quality Austrian wines.
Main varieties of Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gelber Muskateller at the Winery
The microclimate, soil, rainfall, and temperature are perfect in the Wachau for the growth and cultivation of vines. The majority of their vines are near the estate on steep slopes, so all vineyards are tended and picked by hand. Other vineyard plot for F.X. Pichler are located in the Loiben Basin, between Duernstein and Rothenhof, at the east end of the Wachau winegrowing region. The main varieties of grapes grown are Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gelber Muskateller. The best grapes go into the production of their world-famous white wines.
Maturation in Old Casks Without the Addition of Chemicals to Preserve the Natural Aromas and Flavors
F.X. Pichler Winery handpicks their grapes and gently transports them to the winery for further processing. Wines are fermented and aged in old oak casks with minimal additions to the wines. Great effort is placed on preserving the natural aromas and flavors of the wines. In 2012, Franz Xaver Pichler received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the German magazine Der Feinschmecker for his dedication and years of exceptional winemaking.