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Weingut Hermann Moser is run by Martin and his wife Carmen Moser. The estate is 300 years old and is located in the village of Rohrendorf in the Kremstal wine-growing region in Lower Austria. The vineyards cover 19 hectares and are the best vineyards from Rohrendorf. 85% of the surface is planted with white varieties such as Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Welschriesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gelber Muskateller and Pinot Blanc, the remainder with Zweigelt.

Martin is a member of the Traditionsweingüter Österreich association (Traditional Austrian Wineries Association). The association was founded in 1992 and is composed of 23 growers who have together created a single level classification of 52 of their best single vineyards in the four Danube regions; namely, Kremstal, Kamptal, Traisental and Wagram.

 The Moser family

The Moser family

Wines from a vineyard with such status bear the ‘Erste Lagen’ (Premier Cru) logo on the label alongside the vineyard name. The aim of the classification is to identify the best vineyard sites that illustrate the typicity of the ‘terroir’ and special characteristics of the wine itself. The purpose is to identify the diverse soils and microclimates and understand how together they affect each wine varietal. Members also adhere to the association’s philosophy whereby ‘members regard it as their obligation to express the characteristics of their areas, soils, climate, varieties and their cellars in their wines.’ The Gebling vineyard at Weingut Hermann Moser bears such qualification and it is said to be one of the most unique types of loess soil in Europe. The name Gebling originates from ‘Gelb-ling’ (yellowish) and refers to the unique ochre color of the soil from this vineyard. The Gebling terraces, located right behind the cellar, are said to produce exceptionally spicy Grüner Veltliners.  Martin works in close collaboration with his land and uses no chemical treatments in the vineyard or cellar.

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The Wines

Gelber Muscateller: spicy, aromatic Muscat from the gravelly Neubruch “Steinernes Meer” vineyard.

Gruner Veltliner "Green Eyes": classic Gruner from the deep loess soils of the Rohrendorf district of Kremstal.

Gruner Veltliner "Per Due": from the Wolfsgraben- spicy and floral with hints of citrus.

Gruner Veltliner "Karmeliterberg": citrus, rhubarb and a mineral-scented nose... from an OTW-classified Erste Lage vineyard site.

Gruner Veltliner "Gelbling": also an OTW Erste Lage vineyard, Gelbling is produced from extremely deep windblown loess soils. Smoky, resiny and exotic with great minerality.

Gruner Veltliner "Fortissimo" Reserve: an exceptionally rich, concentrated and powerful Gruner from the Erste Lage-rated Gelbling vineyard.

Riesling "Gelbling": brilliant bone-dry Riesling with hints of apricot and honey.

Riesling "Kellerterrassen" Reserve: also from the great Gelbling vineyard, lush and tropical with a backbone of steel.

Zweigelt Rose "Rosi Mosi": a beautiful, rose-pink rose made from 100% Zweigelt.

Zweigelt Rose "Rosi Mosi" Brut: Sparkling- lovely Methode Champenoise sparkler, bone dry, very clean, 100% Zweigelt

Zweigelt: Zweigelt is a cross between St Laurent and Blaufrankisch created by Dr. Fritz Zweigelt in 1922.  It combines some of the best characteristics of both varieties, with a beautiful combination of earth and berry fruit.

Pinot Blanc Beerenauslese: from the Wolfsgraben vineyard, a site that pairs great ripeness with high acidity.  Intensely sweet yet balanced with a medley of exotic tropical fruits from passionfruit to lychee...