Wine Estate Facts
Owner: The Reinisch Family
Estate Size: 40 hectares/100 acres
Production; 25,000 cases
Grapes: Chardonnay (White), Riesling (White), Pinot Blanc (Weißburgunder) (White), Cuvée (White), Blaufränkisch (Red), Blauer Zweigelt (Red), Cabernet Sauvignon (Red), Pinot Noir (Blauburgunder) (Red), St. Laurent (Red), Cuvée (Red), Sauvignon Blanc (White), Blauer Portugieser (Red), rosé (Rosé), Merlot (Red), Zierfandler (White)
Vineyards: Dornfeld, Steinfeld, Kellerried, Holzspur, Frauenfeld, Steingarten
Four generations of members of the Reinisch family have been growing wine in and around Tattendorf. The new winery "Im Weingarten" in the middle of large vineyards north-east of Tattendorf was established in 1995. The permeable and lime soil of the vineyards of Johanneshof Reinisch provides the crop with minerals and a high level of aroma. The regional terroir round Tattendorf regularly lets the grapes ripen to their full extent. When autumn reaches its climax, noticeable differences in moistness and temperature between day and night cause botrytis cinerea - thus allowing vinification of a most outstanding quality. Wines of Johanneshof Reinisch are exceedingly stored in small barrels of oak (barriques).
Nestled at the foot of the Eastern Alps, twenty miles south of Vienna, the newly built chateau of fourth generation, family owned Johanneshof Reinisch Winery sits squarely at the crossroads between Tradition and Innovation in Austrian Wine production.
The shallow gravel-rich vineyards that surround this one-of-a-kind facility are ideal for red varietals which, unlike most Austrian wineries, comprise 75% of the total production - Pinot Noir and the indigenous St. Laurent are at the heart of the unique Reinisch identity.
The internationally acclaimed white and dessert wines are grown in low-lying blocks rich in silt and loam.
The area surrounding Johanneshof Reinisch has a long tradition of wine growing, dating back to the Romans who cultivated vines along what they called the "Thermal Line" - what is now the viticultural appellation Thermenregion.
JR properties are farmed to enhance living conditions for the vines and all creatures that live on then grounds. The Reinisch philosophy: "To produce wines with soul, those chronicle the impact of Nature on each vintage, and preserve the role of wine in the region".