Heinrich Hartl III is one of the leading producers in the Thermenregion in Lower Austria, a growing region with a history in wine dating back to Celtic times, bordering Vienna in it’s South, influenced by the Northern and Pannonian climatic zones.
Following his heart’s call and what works best in a climate showing many parallels to Burgundy in France, Heinrich’s top red wines are from Pinot Noir and the Sankt Laurent grape. Showing distinctive characters of their own, these wines range in the top-quality tier from an international point of view, while maintaining reasonable prices.
On the white wines, Heinrich puts the spotlight on Rotgipfler and Zierfandler – indigenous to the very region.
Like most wineries in Austria, the Hartl family comes from a mixed farming background, but has turned towards a clear focus on wine. Today the fruit of 40 acres is being transformed into wines of remarkable style and quality. The winery is certified sustainable.
Two different terroirs allow Heinrich to draw on almost unlimited resources when it comes to micro-climates, since his vineyards are spread out between Oberwaltersdorf (scanty, fast-draining limestone, hence Steinfeld) and on the Anniger-slopes around Gumpoldskirchen (loam-rich clay, sandy loam and brown earth with high shell-limestone content).
Heinrich and his wife Marie-Sophie have travelled the world of wine. An open-hearted and -minded couple, they value exchanging views with colleagues, business partners and friends both at the winery and around the globe. With their wines, they try to make the beauty and richness of their home region accessible to wine lovers seeking for something truly special.