The conflict between father and son winemaking teams could easily fill volumes – Josef & Philipp of the Bründlmayer family would not feature in them. Although Philipp has taken charge over the family’s estate, his father still plays a vital role in it. This comes as no surprise, since he knows every single vine in their 52 vineyards. A lot of them he planted himself, others he nursed back to health having identified the site fit his philosophy: namely to vinify terroir-shaped wines which tell about their origin and represent their variety.
From humble beginnings, but a clear vision in 1980, Josef established 18 hectares of vineyards, which Phillip now manages with pride.
Their holdings include some of the finest sites in the Krems Valley: Moosburgerin, Gebling, Tiefenthal, Vordernberg & Steingraben, which are synonymous with dense and substantial but also vibrant and structured Gruner Veltliner and Riesling.
Philipp applies minimal intervention to the fruits path from vine to bottle; There are no insecticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers used. Vineyard work is done manually. The grapes are carefully selected and harvested by hand. Every single vineyard is vinified separately in order to mirror the terroir and its differences as precisely as possible.