family winery WIMMER-CZERNY is
situated in the eastern part of Austria on the northern waterside of Danube
river valley, in the
little winevillage Fels am Wagram, part of the region Wagram.
Terroir of “WAGRAM”...
which makes our
wines very special, comes from a aromabuilding climate of
Danubevalley (big differences between temperature between day and night)
and deep soils of “Löss”, a sandy clay with
a depth of 20 m. It was blown by the wind during ice
age from the broken stones at the glaciers of the alps to the
Danube river flows at 180 m and our highest
vinyards are at 370 m on the top of the slope.
Region Wagram with 2500 ha vinyards in north of the valley
of river Danube is famous for its deep soils of Löss.
It stores water very good, especially if the summer is hot and
dry, no need for irrigations. It makes very
balanced wines, not so hard like on primary rock, but buffers the acidity
with its minerals very good. Every kind of minerals of the alps is inside,
but Löss dont enclose much organic mass or nitrogen.
To get fertile, it needs diverse life to open it to the roots of vines.
Our 15 ha vinyards grows in Fels, Gösing und Feuersbrunn, only looking South to Danubevalley, between 220 m and 370 m. We produce 80.000 bottles a year, 90% white wine. Mainvariety is GrünerVeltliner (60%), than Riesling (10%), RoterVeltliner (10%) - century-old speciality of our region- and Zweigelt. The rest is Weißburgunder , Traminer and SauvignonBlanc.
We love to work with elder vines between 20 and 40 years, so the yields are rather low, but the roots are as deep as possible.
“The vine has a singular ability: All forces, which is saved in other plants only for the recent germ, which flows only into the seed and into the remaining of the plant, is poured in at the vine also into the pulp inside, all what was brought in the grape even to the highest tension, becomes available to humans.” Rudolf Steiner, 1913
Our whole farm, 15 ha vines and 12 ha fields, all our products and animals and fruittrees are certified biodynamic, 2005 we began to bring out the Biodynamic preparats . We are an certified farm of DEMETER, the biodynamic way of agriculture is the most sustainable way for better grapes and to find the face of the soil in the wine.
The 3 most important animals on a Biodynamic farm ?
cows , rainworms... all 3 have their place here in Fels am
We prune arrows and form a high slim leafwall (0,8 - 2,2m), handwork is important, but for a perfect result in every 15 ha only possible with good machines, especiall in 25 - 40 years old gardens.
An empty house will find soon new
mostly unpleasent ones. Diverse life regulates itself. Bees, beetles and
insects and animals needs food, we feed them - diverse flowers and plants is the base.
1 - 2 times a year we sow a mixture of seeds for flowering vinyards and to hold organic mass and
roots and to feed live inside our soils.
The rich live opens the fixed minerals in the soil and
brings diversity in our wine. Own Compost comes every
The vinyards are our most important part of our winery.
Beautiful Smaragdlizard in "Weelfel"vinyard, hunting insects
To use no pestizides means, to have as much diverse life as possible, and they help all together.
(This picture shows, that is enough food there and no poison)
The farm should work in circles, with its own
materials as much, so the herbs and seeds bring better results, if they come
from surrounding from own hand. Different parts like vinyards, fields and
animals brings synergies. Thats the reason, why we work with several animals
of old traditional races, like cows, pigs and goose and chicken.
Events on our winery 2017
First week of May -
It is easy to taste all wines and take part on all cultural activities like
music, paintings and listen to famous Austrian poets. And of course lots of
organic products of Wimmer-Czerny or our organic friends in the region
Wagram.(Cheese, bread, herbs, vegetables, corns,...)
We show you different dishes of Mangalitza-pigs (an old local
high-quality-race) in combination with paired wines. (For human metabolism
the meat and fat of Mangalitza-pigs is very easy to take into the body,
hungarian sience study at
In the cellar ...
Hans Czerny works very
minimalistic, only the necessary action is done: no additives, no or
late and little filtering, natural yeast, decanting at the right moment,
long settlements and contact to fine yeast, - to keep the soul of the
DemeterAustria-cellar-rules 2006 are the
dream of every winelover, keeps out of cellar all the bad practices.
Harvest only by hand in boxes, intact skins by gravity into press and long
contact between skins an juice. No fermenting computer, our wines are
wellknown for their own handsign, the special style of Wimmer-Czerny.
generations "Wimmer" we wrote in the 60ies at the first time our wineryname
- Wimmer-Czerny - on the labels, it shows a part of our history. 1993 gave
the Seniors Anneliese and Johann the estate to Ing. Hans
Czerny jun. Hans Czerny makes wine since 1987. Other family: his
wife Astrid, daughter
Theresa (1998), son Matthias ( 2000), son
Johannes (2003), and last not least son Simon (2007).
WIMMER-CZERNY is wellknown for ist many different Veltliners and own fruity style. Since 1988 there is the light fresh Veltliner HEFEABSTICH , the other Veltliners are more fullbodied - FUMBERG, WEELFEL und FELSER BERG . Weißburgunder SCHEIBEN is classic style, Riesling comes also from vinyard WEELFEL, gives peaches and apricots every year, we make also a Reserve: GÖSINGER FREIHEIT. Small quantities of SauvignonBlanc, Traminer TRIO (grapes of Red, Yellow and Gewürz-traminer) und RoterVeltliner are beloved. With red wine we make a traditionel Zweigelt from 40 years old vines - Ried HAMMER is the fruity Version - and Reserve: AEOLIS, produced since 1987. If the year allows great qualities, we make Trockenbeerenauslese or Icewine of Veltliner or Riesling.
Roter Veltliner is our very rare, several thousand years old, traditional grape, brought 2000 years ago by romans to Noricum, today it is in Slow Food Arch of Taste, it is our pearl in our wine list.