One of the most important wine-producing countries in the world is France. Some of the most important regions are located here and none of them can deny a specific "terroir". Exceptional wines that include sparkling wines from Reims to heavy red wines from the Languedoc. You can find all important world varieties here. Whether it is Syrah from Rhone or Sauvignon from the Loire Valley or Chardonnay from Burgundy all these wines are of excellent quality.
One of the most acclaimed wine regions in all of France is Burgundy. This historically important area manages to keep its distinct charm that can be seen in both their wines and foods. This region is renowned for great wines like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. These wines are rustic yet elegant and often have the potential for archiving. Small locations and production from various appellations increase the already high interest and demand for these wines.
Domaine de Bellene
This Winery was founded in 2005 by a famous French winemaker named Nicolas Potel. The vineyards, which are between 50 and 100 years old, are located in the northern part of Burgundy in what is called Côte d'Or. Nicolas produces his wines in harmony with nature by applying friendly interventions in the vineyard. He uses natural sprays and even hand-picks the grapes and places them in small five pound crates. This is all reflected in the final form and quality of Nicolas' wines.
Sauvigny les Beaune 2008
Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2007
This is an often unjustly neglected region which is also one of the northernmost ones. The colder climate is suitable for white wines. These wines are higher acidity, are not drab, but are fruity and spicy. Fresh white wines such as those from Palava are of excellent quality. The Pinot Noir in good years also have remarkable results.
This Palava winery is located in the village of Bavory. The Pálava region is a place with ideal conditions and the winery produces a delicate, mineral wine. The winery has small with very high quality. The winery places an emphasis on the white varieties, Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Riesling. Gala also produces a delicious red Pinot Noir. The winery puts an effort to keeping continuity in successive years.
White Cuvée 2013
Chardonnay/Pinot 2012, late harvest
Welsch Riesling 2013, late harvest
Sauvignon 2012, late harvest
Is a young promising winemaker from the Moravian town of Zizkov. It as all manual work in his eight hectares of his own vineyards. All natural wines with minimal intervention, both in the vineyard and in the cellar.
Neuburské Classic 2013
Sauvignon Classic 2013
PiNo Classic 2013
A young winemaker from Čejkovice who focuses on the production of white wines. He gradually built a modern winery from a small family cellar. He offers classic white varieties (Chardonnay, Riesling, and Sauvignon) which is supplemented with Pinot Noir. His wines are popular and appealing for everyday drinking.
Palava 2013, late harvest
Pinot Gris 2013, late harvest
Sauvignon 2013, late harvest
Trpělka & Oulehla
This famous winery was founded in 1991 in Nove Branice. Thanks to the specific position of Kounice (lying on the sand and gravel) the winery produces interesting red wines such as Lemberger, Zweigelt or Pinot Noir, and excellent white wines like Grüner Veltliner and Sauvignon. They also produce an excellent dry Palava.
Palava 2013, Moravian provincial wine
Grüner red early 2013, Moravian provincial wine
Grüner Veltliner 2013, late harvest
Is another representative of Čejkovice winemakers in Garage wine menu. It is a family winery producing small amounts of wine. All production comes from their own vineyards. The grapes are processed using the most advanced technology. They have a very interesting Chardonnay from barrels and even a full and creamy Neronet.
Chardonnay 2013, late harvest
Rhine Riesling 2013, late harvest
The popularity of Austrian wines worldwide is growing by the year. The most important wine regions are located in the eastern part of the country around Vienna, on the banks of the Danube and by the Hungarian border. The most important varieties are Grüner Veltliner, Riesling and Zweigelt. Mineral white wines have exceptional quality at lower yields. The best red wines are from the area of Burgenland.
The area is situated on the shores of Lake Neusiedler and is famous for its red and naturally sweet wines. It is one of the warmest regions from Austria and is more varied than other areas in Austria. They not only have an excellent Zweigelt, but also a Lemberger or even Merlot. The most important centers are Gols and Rüst and for sweet wines, Ilmitz.
This family winery is located in the village of Oggau located on the west bank of Neusiedlersee . Eduard Tscheppe puts emphasis on delicate work in the vineyard both to the vines and to the soil. The result brings out a full, extractive wine that meets the strictest criteria of Demeter. Natural, yet pure wine with a potential for archiving.
This well-known winemaker from the famous village of Gols produces a large amount of red and white wines. He specializes not only on the local king Zweigelt, but also on the varieties of Merlot, Shiraz, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon. His wines are very highly rated.
Northeast of the Wachau lies another important region of Austria - Kamptal. The Kamp Valley protects the vines from cold winds from the north and as such there are higher temperatures in the region. Riesling and Grüner Veltliner are the traditional varieties. The wines are richer with minerals (following the Kremstal and Wachau tradition).
Is a small winemaker from the village of Zöbing lying north of Langenlois. He specializes mainly in Grüner Veltliner and Riesling varieties which have outstanding results in the region. The wines are characterized by rich minerals traditional to the Wachau region.
Grüner Veltliner "Kamptal" 2012
Grüner Veltliner "Heiligenstein" 2012
Riesling "Terrasen" 2012
This unique wine region is famous for its varieties of Grüner Veltliner and Riesling (also Chardonnay, Pinot white, or Sauvignon). There are terraced vineyards on the north bank of the Danube with bedrock built on granite and gneiss. The high temperature differences between day and night and the influence of the Danube and specific microclimate is the reason for these excellent wines. There are lighter, fresh wines in categories of Steinfeder and Federspiel and there are heavier wines in the category of Smaragdare which have a higher alcohol content and are full-bodied and have a potential for long archiving in bottle.
This known father and son winery is from Unterloiben. They are one of the best wine producers of the eastern part of the Wachau. This small production winery focuses on high quality. They have plants on only 11 hectares of vineyards. Despite the high quality of Riesling they mainly focus on Grüner Veltliner.
Grüner Veltliner federspiel "Mühlpoint" 2012
Riesling federspiel "Dürnsteiner" 2012
Grüner Veltliner smaragd "Steinertal" 2011
Riesling smaragd "Steinertal" 2011
Grüner Veltliner smaragd "Liebenberg" 2007
Riesling smaragd "Hollerin" 2007
Grüner Veltliner reserve 2011
Is one of the best wineries in the region and located in the western part, in Spitz. They produce an excellent Federspiel and some may compete with Smaragd category. The Smaragd wines have the potential for long-term archiving. They have an excellent Veltliner from the vineyard of Rotes Tor and Riesling from Tartu Singerriedel.
Grüner Veltliner federspiel "Rotes Tor" 2012
Riesling federspiel "Steinertal" 2012
Grüner Veltliner smaragd "Axpoint" 2012
Grauburgunder smaragd "Pluris" 2012
Riesling smaragd "Hochrain" 2012
Riesling smaragd "Singerriegel" 2012
This family winery, which has been run by Anton Nothnagl since 1997, is located in one of the most beautiful estates in Spitz called Rondellenhof since 1872 . They produce a light and delicate Federspiel and Smaragd. It is important to mention that it is both interesting and unusual to have a Sauvignon in the category of Smaragd in the Wachau region.
Grüner Veltliner federspiel "Steinporz" 2013
Riesling federspiel "Burgberg" 2013
Sauvignon smaragd "Hartberg" 2013
Grüner Veltliner smaragd "Setzberg" 2013
Riesling smaragd "Setzberg" 2013
This wine icon is from Wachau and he is a legend known throughout the wine world. His vineyards located in the eastern part of the region in the village of Dürnstein, in a part called Oberloiben. His local vineyards are characterized by a distinct minerality, higher than in the western part of the village of Spitz. Both Federspiel and Smaragd have a great potential for archiving.
Grüner Veltliner federspiel "Loibner Klostersatz" 2013
Riesling federspiel "Loibner Burgstall" 2013
Riesling smaragd "Loibner Oberhauser" 2011
Riesling smaragd "Loibner Loibenberg" 2011
Grüner Veltliner smaragd "Dürnsteiner Leibenberg" 2011
Grüner Veltliner smaragd M 2009
Grüner Veltliner "Dürnsteiner Kellerberg" 2011
Riesling smaragd "Dürnsteiner Kellerberg" 2012
Sauvignon blanc reserva 2011
Riesling Unendlich 2009
This smaller family business is run by father and son Pichler, whose cellar is located in the heart of the Wachau, in the village of Wösendorf. The produce fresh Federspiel - Grüner Veltliner and Riesling varieties, as well as heavy, dense wines in the category Smaragd. They also produce Veltliner and Riesling and less typical varieties for this region such as Chardonnay or Weissburgunder.
Grüner Veltliner federspiel "Bachgarten" 2012
Riesling federspiel "Terrasen" 2012
Rara Avis 2013
Chardonnay smaragd "Terrasen" 2013
Weissburgunder smaragd "Gaisberg" 2012
Grüner Veltliner smaragd "Marienfeld" 2011
Grüner Veltliner smaragd "Hochrain" 2012
Grüner Veltliner smaragd Kollmitz 2012
Grüner Veltliner smaragd "Kollmitz" Das beste 2012
Grüner Veltliner Kollmitz Reserva 2012
Legendary Kollmitz Grüner Veltliner 2012
Riesling smaragd "Kollmitz" 2012
Riesling smaragd "Harzenleiten" 2012
Veyder - Malberg
This exceptional winery is from Spitz. It was founded late in 2008 by Peter Vayder-Malberg with a total production of only 12,000 bottles! They are not in association with Vinea Wachau, therefore does not fall in the standard categories Federspiel and Smaragd and it is a little bit different from Wachau. This wine is served in the Michelin rated world's best restaurant, Noma in Denmark.
Grüner Veltliner "Kreutles" 2012
Grüner Veltliner "Liebedich" 2012
Grüner Veltliner "Hochrain" 2012
Grüner Veltliner "Weitenberg" 2012
Riesling "Bruck" 2012
Riesling "Buschenberg" 2012