Vinification follows the motto "less is more", which, in practice, means that the cellar master can obtain the quality of grapes ripened in the vineyard, only by delicately processing them and not by attempting to improve it through High-Tech methods.

The geological composition of our soil varies from sandy loess to plain gravel with more or less content of clay. "We must take care of the interplay of soil, variety and rootstocks", the young wine grower says. Based on this experience, we can press autochthonous wines, characterised by the soil.

Quality begins in the vineyard

Since the time Gerhard Pimpel took over the parental vine-growing estate in 2000, he lost no time in adapting the vineyard to the needs of modern management. The area of vines has been expanded by 30% and partially changed over from white wines to red wines. Presently, an area of 12 ha is under cultivation and it will be further expanded to nearly 80% of red wine in the coming years. With the hillside slopes of Rosenberg, Baerenreiser and Haidacker, Gerhard Pimple's estates belong to the best in the entire vine-growing terrain.

Meticulous work in the vineyard - short vine trimming, pruning the grapes twice, selective hand-picking - and a lot of sensitivity at the time of vinification, yields better quality of wine every year. The wine grower concentrates on the variety Zweigelt that is of special value to the vine estate. Although multiple varieties are being cultivated, for him they are not as important as the typical character of a variety in differently cultivated variants and particularly the soil on which the varieties "Zweigelt Selection" and "OPTIME" are grown. He pays also attention to the vinification of white wines in order to continuously obtain high quality of wines.

The success paved the way for the devout young wine grower to be considered among the best wine estate owners of the country during the Falstaff award presentation. Similarly, he got recognition for his "salon wines". The wine grower's ultimate aim is to make emphatically expressive wines that reflect the typical character of the vine, location and climate.