Location - Climate - Soil

Obritz located in the Pulkau Valley

Curently we are cultivating vineyards of about 20 hectares in total and are striving to achieve this is in a sustainable manner, hand in hand with nature. Therefore, we follow the idea of sustainable viticulture, which includes permanent green cover (e.g. with red clover) in our vineyards as this makes an important habitat for bees, insects and other small creatures and protects our vineyards against erosion and desiccation. 

We grow more than 20 different varieties of wine as well as fungus resistant varieties and therefore contribute to biodiversity in our eco system.

Climate & Soil

Climatically, the region Weinviertel lies in the Pannonian climate area, which is influenced by both continental and oceanic currents. This leads to mainly hot summers, with short, heavy rainfall (rainiest season), and cold winters with only little snowfall. 

Geologically, there are several differences within the Weinviertel, which is with its 13,356 hectares of wine-growing area the largest in Austria. However, fine-grained loess soil can be found in over 50% of the vineyards – also in our Pulkau Valley. This rather loose loess soil in combination with the warm dry climate build the basis for the typical “peppery” tasting Gruner Veltliner, which is vinified in this area.

Partially, granite and gneiss are also prevalent in the soil. However, it is the shell limestone (“Muschelkalk”) formed from shell deposits that is the most influential rock for our viticulture. The mineral soil builds the ideal basis for multi-faceted wines and is wonderfully reflected in our “Grüner Veltliner Muschelkalk” with its mineral notes.

Weingut Fürnkranz

Gerald Fürnkranz
A-2061 Obritz 170

Tel.: +43 (0)676 9664841
Fax: +43 (0)2943 2660
E-Mail: info@vegan-wein.at

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