The Meinklang Gruner Veltliner is produced by the Mitchlits family. The Mitchlits family own and run this biodynamic 2,000-hectare estate in the Burgenland region of Austria. Werner’s younger brother is responsible for a herd of Angus steers that roam across the fields of their Pannonian estate. This is unique in the Austrian wine community – the herd being the source for the nutritious, organic dung that brings so much natural goodness to the 55 hectares of family vineyards. The family are also meticulous fruit growers and can also claim to have started the first holistic Demeter (biodynamic) certified brewery where they craft ancient grain beer from old varieties of wheat. Dedicated & driven, the family stand out from the crowd.
Meinklang is a lively farm compromising the three typical fields of a Pannonian farmstead in East Austria south of capital town Vienna: wine-growing, fruits and agriculture. Each family-member is specialized in an aspect of farming. Unique is the estate owns Angus & Aubrac cattle herd. It`s the farms source for our own nutritious, organic fertilizer for lively soils in the vineyards and creates the closed circle in the biodynamic Demeter farming. Outstanding issues are the totally unpruned vines, called graupert and the extended maturation in concrete egg-shaped containers. As well as the family initiated the first holistic Demeter brewery where we refine the ancient grain beer out of the old varieties called Einkorn and Emmer wheat. The Meinklang Gruner Veltliner has got a lovely, citrus, mineral freshness and a really fun, white pepper pick-me-up finish. Another wine that shows how exciting wines from Austria are.