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
RWGES21B Gemischter Satz 2021
RWGES20B Gemischter Satz 2020
RWGES19B Gemischter Satz 2019
RWGVS21B Sandgrube, Grüner Veltliner 2021
RWGVS20B Sandgrube, Grüner Veltliner 2020
RWGVS19B Sandgrube, Grüner Veltliner 2019
RWGKO18H Kögl, Grüner Veltliner 2018
RWGSK16B Krems Alte Reben, Grüner Veltliner 2016
RWGVL18B Loibenberg, Grüner Veltliner 2018
RWGVL16B Loibenberg, Grüner Veltliner 2016
RWGVA08B Achleiten, Grüner Veltliner 2008
RWRIW18B Wachauer, Riesling 2018
RWRIW16B Wachauer, Riesling 2016
RWRSK20B Krems Alte Reben, Riesling 2020
RWRSK18B Krems Alte Reben, Riesling 2018
RWRSK16B Krems Alte Reben, Riesling 2016
RWRIL14B Loibenberg, Riesling 2014
RWRIL11B Loibenberg, Riesling 2011
RWRRL15B Loibenberg Reserve, Riesling 2015
RWRIP15B Pfaffenberg, Riesling 2015
RWRIP10B Pfaffenberg, Riesling 2010
RWRIA08B Achleiten, Grüner Veltliner 2008


Code Description Year
RWPIN19B Pinot Noir 2019

Large Format Bottles

Code Description Year
RWGWE19M Weinzielberg, Grüner Veltliner Magnum 2019
RWGKO19M Kögl, Grüner Veltliner Magnum 2019
RWGVP16M Pfaffenberg, Grüner Veltliner Magnum 2016
RWGVL11M Loibenberg, Grüner Veltliner Magnum 2011
RWRIL16M Loibenberg, Riesling Magnum 2016
RWGWE19D Weinzielberg, Grüner Veltliner (3l) 2019
RWRIP19I Pfaffenberg, Riesling (6L) 2019