Birgit Braunstein

Neusiedlersee-Hügelland

Birgit Braunstein's family has been growing vines next to lake Neusiedl for 400 years. She works organically and biodynamically across a wide range of terroirs, and her wines - alive with pure fruit, precision and elegance - reflect this natural balance. We first met Birgit in a tasting in Austria, we were instantly taken by the purity and frankness of her wines, so were not surprised to learn that Birgit’s winemaking family tradition stretches back to 1632. She farms 22 hectares in the Burgenland, near the shores of the Neusiedl lake, where she grows a mix of Austrian and international varietals, following biodynamic principles. The soils are complex with gneiss, mica, slate, chalky limestone, marl and clay all to be found across her different vineyards. In the winery Birgit has worked with Adriana Gonzalez the only woman cellar master in Burgenland since 2008. All wines are naturally fermented and bottled unfined and unfiltered with small sulphur additions.