Hans Czerny has been blessed with the characteristics of the climate and the terroir of his vineyard located in the Wagram region of Austria. The rather reliable climate of the Danube valley and its soil consisting mostly of loess cultivate great balanced wines. His biodynamically-grown vines give birth to amazing wines, very ‘clean’ – perfect wines to start your natural wine obsession 🙂
The Wimmer-Czerny vineyard has existed since the 18th century. The name refers to the yard while the owners have been changing. The Wimmer-Czerny labels appeared in the 1960s for the first time. Before this, they had different white grape varieties, such as Grüner and Roter Veltliner, Weissburgunder and Traminer. When the Czernys joined the family, they started with the red wine production, they planted Zweigelt grapes. With Hans Czerny Jr., the 80s brought a huge reform at the vineyard.
The organic farming shift came in 2000. Under the direction of Hans Czerny, biodiversity and not monoculture have been in focus. The 15 hectares have been farmed according to biodynamic principles. For him it’s important to bring the characteristics of a certain grape to the cellar.
“Everything starts in the soil, it’s the key element in our nutrition, vitality and immune system.”
Hans, such as many of his fellow biodynamic farmers who follow the school of Rudolf Steiner, he believes in changes of the elements: the sun, the moon, the planets and the stars.The Wagram wine area of Lower Austria has a special microclimate. The Wimmer-Czerny vineyards are located at quite varied altitudes, up to almost 400 m above sea level. From the North Western direction humid winds from the Atlantic reaches the hills, while the South Eastern winds are usually dry, establishing a more continental climate.
Four main soil types define the vineyards: loess at Scheiben and Fumberg, gravel in Wagram and Spiegel, marine sediments around Weelfel and gneiss as well in Wagram.
The Wimmer-Czerny label refers to the old family coat of arms. The lion symbolizes the power of the loess soil, the tone of the color of the loess walls.
The village, Fels am Wagram, situated distant enough from the big city life, counts about 200 wine cellars. It’s the perfect destination to switch off, going on bike rides along the vineyards and enjoy peace and delicious wines!