Gernot and Heike Heinrich have never been afraid to innovate. After taking over Gernot’s family winery in 1985 Heinrich was one of the first producers in the region to branch out from making simple whites to produce high-quality reds, seeing the potential in local varietals like Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt and St Laurent. They are passionate about biodynamics because they feel it’s right for the planet but also that they can producer better wine with a more precise expression of vineyard and soils. They converted in 2006 and were one of the founding members of Respekt, a certifying body for biodynamic viticulture in Austria. Gernot believes that the best wines express a sense of place, and that they can only do this if they're rooted in a biologically diverse environment and the vines live in symbiosis with a healthy ecosystem. As you would expect from a biodynamic producer, Heinrich aim for a little intervention in the winery as possible, choosing not to rush their wines, but give them the time they need to achieve balance.