Hans Igler -winery with the most famous red wine of Austria
The winery Hans Igler is present in the most famous red wine area of Austria, located at the most eastern and youngest part of Austria, within the Blaufraenkischland. Hans Igler, the well-known pioneer when it comes to red wine, established the winery in the 1960s and identified already the character of the typical regional style of the grape Blaufränkisch.
Celebration of the winery
Nowadays, Waltraud Reisner-Igler, with her husband Wolfgang and her son Clemens Reisner with his spouse Anna are following the vision to create the perfect “Blaufränkisch.” The very long-standing tradition reflects within the wines, meaning “Vulcano” celebrates the 30th anniversary with vintage 2017, the powerful Blaufränkisch “Biiri” already 14 years and “Ab Ericio” reaches the 19th year with vintage 2017.
Their best vineyards are present in the Biiri that means old vineyards, located 250 meters above the sea level.
Wine with excellent taste and intense aroma
The microclimate and the clayey soil make the area perfect for the growth and cultivation of vines. The estate is spread in almost 60 hectares of land and mostly grow red wine grapes. The main types of grapes that grow in their region include Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt, Merlot, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and St. Laurent. The best grapes are handpicked and processed to make their famous red, white, and sparkling wines. The winemakers have vast experience in viticulture, and they harvest the grapes at the right time so that the wines get an excellent fruity taste and intense aroma. The wines are unique and reflect the qualities of their region.