Weingut Schmelzer, Burgenland

One of the pioneering wineries of Austria. Georg Schmelzer was applying ground quartz and herb teas to his vineyards around the town of Gols in Neuseidlersee by the mid-1970s when the estate became an early adopter of biodynamic farming. All vineyards are certified and Weingut Schmelzer has a particular reputation for the quality of their Zweigelt. Georg is constantly striving for an honest, natural interpretation of native varieties and this shows in the wines. From Gruner Veltliner through to the critically acclaimed Zweigelt they are great examples of how wine can be clean and correct as well as chemical free and honest without costing a small fortune.