Wine and time is a difficult relationship in Austria. Although half of the local wine world propagates the ageing potential of its wines, it shifts the responsibility for this onto patient customers. They are supposed to store their wines, which supposedly develop over years and decades, in cellars that are as perfectly tempered as possible and decide when the time is right for them. 

Jörg Bretz is not only swimming against the tide in this respect. His wines are decidedly made for the future, but they also mature with him. In the barrel or in the bottle, sometimes ten years, sometimes seven, rarely less than five. He only releases them when they are ready to drink, which doesn't mean that they can't be stored for a while. But you can also have fun with them straight away and immerse yourself in a world of wine that - balanced and multi-layered - really captures the relationship between wine and time.

Cuvée aus Grüner Veltliner und Weißburgunder. Von den nördlichen Ufern des Neusiedlersees. Gelbfruchtig. Mineralisch und elegant. Harmonisch.
Jörg Bretz: Weißer Berg 2015
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Jörg Bretz: Weißer Berg 2015

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The Mont Blanc (der Weiße Berg) is in Neusiedl. At least if Jörg Bretz has his way. A few years ago, he decided to give his cuvée of Grüner Veltliner and Pinot Blanc the name Weißer Berg, although we still don't know why he did so (we suspect it's because of the colour of the soil, but we'll find...

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Jörg Bretz: Weissburgunder 2013
Jörg Bretz: Weissburgunder 2013
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Jörg Bretz: Weissburgunder 2013

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"We can make even more from Pinot Blanc than from Chardonnay," says Jörg Bretz. In order to achieve more, Jörg Bretz follows a few principles that no other winegrower we know of in Austria pursues with the same rigour.  In short, they can be summarised as follows: a lot of manual work, meticulous...

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Gereifter Rosé. Weit weg von den banalen Sommerwein-Varianten. Spontan vergoren & im Holzfass gereift. Komplex und vielschichtig, substantiell und tief.
Jörg Bretz: Schillerberg Rosé 2015
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Jörg Bretz: Schillerberg Rosé 2015

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Many years ago, the Schillerberg rosé was the first Austrian rosé that gave me the feeling that this style of wine could also produce more than just banal summer wines in Central Europe. In the meantime, a few more rosés have been added, but Jörg Bretz's Schillerberg continues to reside firmly in...

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Jörg Bretz Blauburgunder, mit Ruhe und Geduld vinifiziert. Kühl, elegant, subtil, erdig, rotfruchtig und trotz seines reifen Alters lebhaft und dynamisch.
Jörg Bretz: Blauburgunder 2009
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Jörg Bretz: Blauburgunder 2009

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Vintages are always a big topic in the wine world. We agree that they are not entirely unimportant, but we do not share the hype about them and are rather sceptical about the views on what is really great and what is rather lousy. Firstly because we can remember massive errors in judgement since ...

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