Project Description

The Rainer Wess Story

A bright purity of fruit shows itself in the wines of Rainer Wess, who has been making wine from his new, trendy winery on the outskirts of Krems for five vintages now. An impressive building where glass and steel have been interlaid in a traditional structure, echoing the stylishly clean yet authentic wines that he makes. Grapes are largely bought from seven different growers with whom he has been working for ten years, though he does own a lovely vineyard planted in Spitz as well as a newly planted parcel of Pinot Noir which will begin bearing fruit very soon.

Watch a video of Rainer Wess talking about his winery and his dedication to Grüner Veltliner from his cellar:  

Rainer Wess Wines

There are a few new wines from the Kremstal starting to appear. In the very challenging conditions of 2014, where rain in the Wachau made the vintage even more challenging than further East, Rainer has produced some marvelously intense wines, packed with energy. They are less fat and opulent than the last few vintages. In character they are just the kind of wines Rainer loves to make.


Code Description Year
RWGVW18B Wachauer, Grüner Veltliner 2018
RWGKO18H Kögl, Grüner Veltliner 2018
RWGKO15H Kögl, Grüner Veltliner 2015
RWGSK16B Krems Alte Reben, Grüner Veltliner 2016
RWGVL15B Loibenberg, Grüner Veltliner 2015
RWGVL11M Loibenberg, Grüner Veltliner 2011
RWGVA08B Achleiten, Grüner Veltliner 2008
RWRIW18B Wachauer, Riesling 2018
RWRIW16B Wachauer, Riesling 2016
RWRSK16B Krems Alte Reben, Riesling 2016
RWRIL14B Loibenberg, Riesling 2014
RWRIL11B Loibenberg, Riesling 2011
RWRRL15B Loibenberg Reserve, Riesling 2015
RWRIP15B Pfaffenberg, Riesling 2015
RWRIP15M Pfaffenberg, Riesling 2015
RWRIP10B Pfaffenberg, Riesling 2010
RWRIP07B Pfaffenberg, Riesling 2007
RWRIA08B Achleiten, Grüner Riesling 2008