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A Nature Reserve in the Vineyards – Geyerhof

The history of the old estate began almost 800 years ago, in the little village of Oberfucha in Kremstal, Lower Austria. Here, winemaking has been part of our family’s life for more than 14 generations, an occupation deeply rooted in the landscape. Today, as well as in the past, arable land, hedgerows, cattle, pigs, chickens and bees complete their idea of holistic farming.
The Rebirth of Garnachas

The Rebirth of Garnachas

What’s not to love about Grenache, the versatile European grape variety that has been able to adapt to so many different terroirs, vinification techniques and winemaking styles? Whether you call it Grenache or Garnacha, this ever-more-popular grape is more than a passing trend.

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1st Growth Wine in Greece – La Tour Melas

1st Growth Wine in Greece – La Tour Melas

“I was enjoying a fabulous old bottle of Lafleur over dinner in Geneva with an old friend, when he said that he thought it was such a pity that, with thousands of years of winemaking tradition in Greece, the country couldn’t produce anything of the quality of the bottle we were enjoying that evening. It was at that moment that I made the decision, that producing an equal to that bottle of Lafleur in Greece was exactly what I was going to do.” – Kyro Melas on founding La Tour Melas

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Winery Stories – La Kiuva

Winery Stories – La Kiuva

With roughly 15 hectares planted to vine, La Kiuva’s growers do all their vineyard work by hand. Not by choice but a necessity: The vineyard slopes are so steep that they are not accessible to tractors. A favourite among wine critics, La Kiuva is known for the freshness and wonderful drinkability of its alpine wines.

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New in Town – Picardy

New in Town – Picardy

The Pannell family is one of the most iconic in Australian wine, having not once but twice pioneered the vigneron model in Western Australia. After being one of the first wine producers in the now legendary and substantial Margaret River region (Moss Wood), they had a complete shift East to the still somewhat unexplored Pemberton region, where they established Picardy Wines.

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Winery Stories – Adami

Winery Stories – Adami

In 1933, the quality of Abele Adami’s sparkling wines was so well known that he was invited to represent the entire Prosecco region at a national showcase of Italian wines in Siena. For the occasion, Adami took the highly unusual step of bottling a single-vineyard wine – the first commercial example of a vineyard-specific Prosecco – producing the first vintage of the Adami “Vigneto Giardino” Valdobbiadene Prosecco.

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