Project Description

The Franz Hirtzberger Story

Franz Junior, his wife and children, are well-established in the family home, while his parents, Franz and Irmgard, have moved to their new house, near the Axpoint vineyard. The older generation, though, is still fully engaged. Together they preside over a small 12 hectare estate in the South Western end of the Wachau. This is one of the most famous estates of Austria. The vineyards are set on spectacularly steep and narrow terraces above the Danube, and the cultivation of the vines is extremely labour-intensive. Each vine in Singerriedel is individually tended and inspected around one hundred times in the season, and this attention to detail translates into wines of world-class quality which are absolutely true to their terroir. 

Franz Hirtzberger Wines

Harvests here can be very late – into early December in some years – and a proportion of botrytis affected fruit (noble rot) is usually included in the wine. Riesling Singerriedel is the estate’s flagship wine, perhaps the finest Riesling in Austria. Splendid wines in all the last few vintages, though some tiny quantities in the Smaragd wines will put us under pressure to offer continuity.

White

Code Description Year
HIGRT18B Rotes Tor, Grüner Veltliner Federspiel 2018
HIGRT17B Rotes Tor, Grüner Veltliner Federspiel 2017
HIGRT16B Rotes Tor, Grüner Veltliner Federspiel 2016
HIGKI18B Kirchweg, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2018
HIGKI17B Kirchweg, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2017
HIGSR18B Rotes Tor, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2018
HIGSR17B Rotes Tor, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2017
HIGSR16B Rotes Tor, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2016
HIGHO18B Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2018
HIGHO17B Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2017
HIRST18B Steinterrassen, Riesling Federspiel 2018
HIRSE17B Setzberg, Riesling Smaragd 2017
HIRHO18B Hochrain, Riesling Smaragd 2018
HIRSI18B Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd 2018
HIRSI17B Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd 2017

Large format bottles

Code Description Year
HIGHO17M Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2017
HIGHO16M Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2016
HIRHO17M Hochrain, Riesling Smaragd 2017
HIRSI17M Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd 2017
HIRSI16M Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd 2016
HIGHO17D Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2017
HIGHO16D Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2016
HIGHO15D Honivogl, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2015
HIRSI17D Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd 2017
HIRSI15D Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd 2015
HIRSI13D Singerriedel, Riesling Smaragd 2013