The Wines of Austria, Part Three: Thursday, March 25, 6 pm
Honesty, Integrity, and Beauty: The Wines of Schloss Gobelsburg
On Thursday evening, March 25, we go to the summit of Austria’s wines. We go to Grüner Veltliner, the region of Kamptal, and the winery called Schloss Gobelsburg!
Named for the river Kamp, the Kamptal is Austria’s most famous wine region — the region synonymous with great Grüner Veltliner. The quality of its Grüner owes to the terroir of the region. The Kamptal’s distinctive soils benefit its vineyards with loess, gravel, sandstone, and a geological curiosity called Heiligenstein — which translates to Holy Stone. The region’s distinctive climate benefits its vines with warm days from the heat of the Pannonian basin to the east and cool nights from the breezes of the Waldviertel to the north and west.
The grails of our journey are the wines of Schloss Gobelsburg and its star winemaker Michael Moosbrugger. Schloss Gobelsburg has been named one of the world’s best wineries for three of the past ten years and Michael has won the honor of Austria’s top winemaker. As these accolades suggest, Schloss Gobelsburg is a leader because of the quality of its wines, as well as the advancement of its practices. The winery has been practicing organic viticulture for fifty years, and Michael has innovated ways to benefit the character and individuality of his wines.
The guide for our journey to Schloss Gobelsburg, the Kamptal, and the glory of Grüner is Gabe Clary, Portfolio Manager for Austrian and German Wines at Skurnik Wine & Spirits, North America’s premier Austrian and German wine importer.
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