Gernot & Heike Heinrich
Terroir Purists
Gols, Neusiedlersee, Burgenland

Great wines express a sense of place and they are best able to do this when they are rooted in a biologically diverse environment where soil vitality is intact and vines live in symbiosis with the complex ecosystem in which they live. This is what Gernot and Heike strongly believe in. “To lend nature and its manifold aspects a voice through our wines is our ultimate aspiration”, they say. The ways and means to this objective are marked by many actions and fundamental decisions that set the course and reflect our ethical and qualitative philosophies. Our decision to convert to biodynamic viticulture in 2006 was based on the goal of making our vineyards successively more resilient, more vital, and more heterogeneous.

It´s all about freshness and drinkability. Gernot and Heike are focusing on Blaufränkisch on various quality levels and produce high rated wines from their favourite terroir, the Leithaberg.
With the launch of their first Freyheit wines, they started a whole new chapter in their winemaking career. Spontaneous fermentation, maceration on the skins, aging in amphoras and wooden barrels and long lees contact and the factor of time are the most important aspects. Take a look at their website to learn more. It´s worth the journey!