Gut Oggau is a 13 hectare Austrian wine estate located in the province of Burgenland by the Lake Neusiedl. In 2007, young couple, Stephanie and Eduard Tscheppe-Eselböck took over an old- established property in Oggau that has a long standing tradition. The former “Vineyard Wimmer” has its oldest walls from the 17th century. The vineyards are cultivated according to biodynamic principles (Demeter certified) with traditional winemaking methods in the cellar.
Each wine is vinified with the grapes coming from a single plot, generating a wide range of authentic and different personalities within the wine. Rather than speak of varietal, each wine is named after a fictional character created by Jung von Matt (German designer) and is integrated in a family tree (grandparent, parents and children). Those wines that are the juiciest and the most cheerful ones to drink, stand for the young generation. The adults are more distinctive developed characters, sharper and more challenging! Those with the longest tradition could be identified with the grandparents, as they start quiet and conservative, showing after a little while all their wisdom and complexity.
With only 15 to 18,000 bottles a year, Gut Oggau’s wines are some of the most sought after in Austria.
Having spent a fair while travelling these years, I kept ‘bumping’ into various family members whether it be in Berlin, London, or Sydney and thoroughly enjoyed the wines. It wasn’t until I met Eduard at the RAW wine fair in London that I was introduced to the philosophies and practices behind them. Given their limited production, and their stellar profile, I am very privileged to be able o er the full 3 generational family on an exclusive basis.