Weingut Markus Huber: Stories

The Huber family has wine growing roots dating back more than 220 years. Today the winery in Reichersdorf is in its 10th generation and is run by Markus Huber. In 2000 Markus took over four hectares from his father which, up to that point, had been farmed to produce the wines served in his family restaurant. His outstanding ability to manage the winery with sensitivity and consistency, both in the vineyards and the cellars, has ensured that in a very short space of time he has established Huber wines as an internationally acclaimed leading producer in Austria.

Absolute focus on the strengths of the region and the unique soil types that are found there ensure that year on year the wines display unmistakable clarity and fruit styles. “Sustainable development, carefully controlling the harvest and meticulous pruning are the most natural and important prerequisites for successful winemaking.” Markus Huber

Region: Traisental, Austria

Year Founded: 1648, Ten generations of family winemaking

Proprietors: Markus Huber

Winemaker: Markus Huber & Michael Huber

Size of property: 40 ha (99 acres) owned, 40 ha (99 acres)

Amount of Property Planted: 40 ha (99 acres) owned, 40 ha (99 acres), 70 contracted grape growers

Terroir: The limestone mix soil found in the Traisental area produces outstanding Grüner Veltliner and Rieslings with unmistakable character and distinction. The clarity and minerality of the wines are an expression of the climate and the vineyards from which they originated. Climatically, the region is very similar to that of the Burgund – Reichersdorf and lies along the same latitude as Beaune. The oldest vines from the estate are 80-years-old. The area sees cool nights and warm days.

Annual Production: 55,000 cases 12/750ml

Varieties Cultivated: Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Zweigelt, Gelber Muskateller

Organic/Sustainable/Other Certifications: Sustainably Certified, One-third of the vineyards farmed organically