Producer Profile

Weingut Pittnauer

Gerhard Pittnauer's wine and spirit emanate simplicity and honesty, rooted in his generosity and humility. Taking over his vineyard in the mid-1980s after his father's sudden death, Gerhard, then only 18, navigated the tumultuous Austrian wine market, teaching himself winemaking amidst chaos. Embracing the uniqueness of his land and indigenous grapes, he experimented until he found his approach: to 'grow' wine rather than 'make' it in the cellar, focusing on autochthonous varietals. Inspired by wines from France and beyond, he adopted biodynamics, tending 15 hectares with his wife Brigitte to create what they call living wines. They eschew calendars, prioritizing quality over speed, selecting grapes for perfect ripeness and responding to vintage conditions in the cellar.


Where The Wines Come From


Nestled in the heart of Austria, Burgenland is a haven for wine enthusiasts seeking something truly special. Here, amidst rolling hills and serene lakes, a new generation of winemakers, like the visionary Sarah Müller, are redefining the region's viticultural landscape. With a deep respect for tradition and an unwavering commitment to innovation, Sarah crafts wines that capture the essence of Burgenland's terroir with unparalleled finesse. From the elegant whites of Grüner Veltliner to the velvety reds of Blaufränkisch, each bottle tells a story of passion and dedication, reflecting Sarah's tireless pursuit of excellence. In Burgenland, wine isn't just a drink—it's a way of life, a celebration of nature's bounty, and a testament to the enduring spirit of the region.