The grapes are destemmed and crushed. They undergo a 12-hour peeling before being pressed. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 19 degrees in stainless steel tanks.
Lower Austria is the region around the capital Vienna and is Austria’s largest wine-growing region. The vineyards are situated on loess soil. Warm during the day, cool at night
In 1978, at a young age, Roman and Adelheid Pfaffl became the owners of Weingut Pfaffl in Stetten, a village just north of Vienna in the Weinviertel region.
Before 1978, the Pfaffl farm was dominated by the cultivation of grain, potatoes and the keeping of cows and pigs. Much has changed in a short time.
Today, Pfaffl is an international symbol for Grüner Veltliner.
In forty years, Weingut Pfaffl has grown from 0.75 hectares to 110 hectares of vineyards. Whereas the majority of the wines were initially served in their local restaurant, today wine lovers all over the world drink wines from Pfaffl.
Today, the winery is managed by the enthusiastic Roman Pfaffl Jr. and Heidemarie Fischer. With over 1.4 million bottles produced every year, Pfaffl is a serious company with a very high level of professionalism. This is reflected not only in the wines, but also in everything around them. Roman and Heidi have their affairs in order. Whether it is the website, the fast customer service or the modern vineyard techniques, nothing is left to chance in order to create a total experience.
Pfaffl’s vineyards are spread over 12 villages with a very striking diversity of terroirs. The different Grüner Veltliners that Pfaffl produces reflect these terroir differences best. The Zeisen vineyard, for example, is even situated on a ‘Chablis-like’ fossiliferous subsoil. Besides Grüner Veltliner, Pfaffl is also known for its Gemischter Satz (different white grape varieties from one vineyard) and elegant red wines made from Zweigelt and Pinot Noir.
Pfaffl’s core values of young, pure and refreshing come into their own in both the management of the company and the wines. Almost every year, Pfaffl is one of the first wineries from which we receive the new harvest. They were even named European Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast.