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Terrific Austrian varieties – 3

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills                 In preparation for an upcoming trip to Austria by Jack Simmonds, our Brand Ambassador, the Hahndorf Hill cellar door held a staff tasting evening focussing on three Austrian … 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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Two Gruner Veltliner tastings in the Adelaide Hills

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills November was an important milestone for us at Hahndorf Hill Winery as our ‘White Mischief’ Gruner Veltliner 2016 won the Trophy for Best Gruner Veltliner at the Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2016, plus we were awarded … Continue reading

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Gruner Veltliner’s red siblings – Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt and St Laurent

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills On a recent trip to the winelands of Austria, we paid homage to Gruner Veltliner, the local white wine hero. (See earlier blog http://bit.ly/2c3qwVP which covers our visit to Niederösterreich and the wine regions of Kamptal, Kremstal … Continue reading

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How cool are our cool nights!

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills January 2016 is possibly going to pan out to be one of the warmest January’s on record in South Australia – just waiting for the meteorological team to make their call. Fortunately here in the Adelaide … Continue reading

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Gruner Wanderlust

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills In August this year Marc and I made another pilgrimage to the great winelands of Austria. The purpose was to immerse ourselves in their amazing wine, food and tourism experiences. We were extremely lucky, all along … Continue reading

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Adelaide Hills – the confirmed capital of Gruner Veltliner in Australia!

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Last month a Gruner Growers Group (GGG) meeting was held at Hahndorf Hill cellar door.  The main purpose of the meeting was to taste some examples from top Austrian Gruner producers and also to review all … Continue reading

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Gruner Veltliner and friends

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Nine years have now passed since our first imported cuttings of Gruner Veltliner arrived on Australian soil and since then, much wine has passed under the bridge. We have continued to expand and consolidate our Gruner … Continue reading

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