Category Archives: Gruner Veltliner Australia

Hahndorf Hill explores the beauty of Blaufrankisch – By Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills We at Hahndorf Hill have never shied from publicly declaring that we love drinking other people’s wines. I have written previously of the regular critical tastings we do after hours at the cellar door, normally a … Continue reading

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Three svelte Germanic rosés – By Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills As vineyards across the region slowly awaken and stretch up into the warm lengthening days, so too do we, and the hearty recipes that got us through the cold dark months are rotated away and the … Continue reading

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Gruner Veltliner’s two predominant styles – by Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Regular readers of this blog will by now be familiar with the system that classifies the different styles of wines produced in Austria’s highest profile region, the Wachau. This system referred to as the Wachau Codex … Continue reading

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Jack Frost’s choice – By Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Few places can wear white better than the Adelaide Hills, and whilst real snow is rare, we are occasionally treated to a landscape of pure and crystalline beauty. As the days get shorter and we scramble … Continue reading

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The learning curve of Gruner Veltliner – by Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills It can be easy in an industry like ours to wake one day and find yourself living in a fish bowl; a million little cogs turn slightly larger cogs which in turn form a business. In … Continue reading

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A Story of Four Stickies – by Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Autumn has poked her nose in here at Hahndorf Hill, and this last month or so, Larry and I have often remarked upon how much warmer and drier things are this year. A student of the … Continue reading

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Gruner’s love affair with pork – by Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills There is an old expression in food and wine pairing: “What grows together goes together”, and in addition to a passion for Gruner Veltliner, both Australians and Austrians share a love of pork.   Australian pork … Continue reading

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Terrific Gruner Veltliners from Austria – 2

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills                   Schloss Gobelsburg Steinsetz Gruner Veltliner 2013, Kamptal DAC Reserve Schloss Gobelsburg is one of Austria’s oldest wineries. The winery is situated next to the town of Langenlois … Continue reading

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Terrific Gruner Veltliners from Austria – 1

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills                 Loimer Spiegel Gruner Veltliner 2013, Kamptal DAC Reserve Fred Loimer began his journey studying winemaking at Klosterneuburg. After years doing vintages in Nahe (Germany) and with Walter Schug … Continue reading

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Tom Wood of Hahndorf Hill explores a Blaufrankisch from Pittnauer

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Pittnauer is a very well-known producer located along the eastern shore of the Neusiedlersee, Burgenland. Gerhard and Brigitte took over the winery nearly 20 years ago and have gained much recognition ever since. In 2014, Pittnauer … Continue reading

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