Weingut Hiden, Story of a Winery Dating Back to 1820
Present in the independent West Styrian wine producing region, Weingut Hiden, is owned and operated by Franz Hiden along with his wife, Maria, and their two sons, Peter and Stephan. The winery’s origins dats back to 1820 and was named after Johann Hoeller, founder of the winery. In 1986, Franz passed the master’s examination for winemaking and cellar master work. The quality of his wine grew, as did demand for his wines. In 1994, Maria and Franz opened the Buschenschank, where one could enjoy traditional dishes and wines. Weingut Hiden is located at an elevation of 400 meters, and quality winemaking continues to be their priority.
Their vineyards at Weingut Hiden Winery are some of the oldest in the region.
Main Varieties of Blauer Wildbacher, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gelber Muskateller, Grauburgunder, and Riesling
The climate, rainfall, temperature, and soil are perfect in the region for the cultivation of vines. The vineyards at Weingut Hiden are some of the oldest in the region and are present in Greisdorf and Hochgrail. There is a vast temperature difference between day and night in the vineyards during the ripening of grapes in October. This contirbutes to great taste, aroma, and structure in the wines at Weingut Hiden. The main varieties of grapes that grow in their vineyards are Blauer Wildbacher, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gelber Muskateller, Grauburgunder, Riesling, Weissburgunder, Samling 88, Gewurztraminer, and Welschriesling. The best grapes go into the production of their world-class white, rosé, sparkling, and dessert wines.
The Winery has a Modern Cellar, Combining Traditional Values with Modern Winemaking Techniques to Create their Wines
The cellar at Weingut Hiden has all the latest technology, as they combine traditional values with modern methods to create their wines. The workers handpick the best grapes and transport them to the winery for further processing. As a result, the wines at Weingut Hiden reflect the quality of their famous wine growing region.