With a cultivated area of 222 acres in Austria, the Hillinger winery is one of the major wine producers in the top-quality segment in Austria. Since Leo Hillinger took over his father’s small wine business in 1990, he has been developing operations through intelligent structural reforms and acquisitions of good locations around Jois and Rust to produce and make a model Austrian company. His passionate commitment has been rewarded in many respects. The estate now covers vineyards in Rust, Oggau and Jois.
"More than wine" means that Leo Hillinger doesn't just fill his bottles with top wines, but also his outlook on life, or as he likes to describe it, "his heart and soul". And it's filled with joy, passion, energy, pain and not least of all, strict consistency! But "more than wine" means so much more for Leo Hillinger and his team, which reinforces the company's motto even more. It stands for innovation, development, creativity, belief, intention & lust life in the most diverse areas. Starting with sport, ranging through to events, cuisine and much more!
The nation of Austria honored Leo HILLINGER in 2016 with the title Councillor of Commerce. This professional title stands not only for successful business management, but above all for efforts to benefit the general public. Leo HILLINGER received it for his services to the Austrian republic and for his commitment ‘with passion’.
Production: The top quality of the wines is guaranteed by the synthesis of organic vineyard work with state-of-the-art cellar technology. Hillinger has relied on organic wine cultivation since 2010.
The high density of the wines is created by consistent work in the vineyard. An average of 4,000 – 5,000 kilograms of grapes are harvested per hectare, which equals approximately 1.5 to 2 kilograms of grapes per vine. Vineyard areas in different locations and with different soils - from black soil to brown soil to clay and slate - allow multi-layered wines to be created.
Burgenland: The Burgenland is unofficially known as the red wine quarter of the country. At the same time, very nice and unique whites are also produced in Burgenland. This can be attributed to the plentiful sunshine the region experiences, which averages almost 2,000 hours per year.
Latest wine scores in International Magazines:
2016 Pinot Blanc Leithaberg - Wine Enthusiast 94 points
2017 Pinot Blanc Leithaberg - Wine Enthusiast 93 points
2015 Blaufränkisch - Falstaff Magazine 91 points
2016 Blaufränkisch Leithaberg - Wine Enthusiast 94 points
2016 HillSide - Wine Enthusiast 93 points