Buchegger

Weingut Buchegger
  • "With no mediocre wines anywhere in the range, Buchegger justifies its renown as one of the Kremstal's finest estates."

    —Stephen Brook, The Wines of Austria

Weingut Buchegger was established in 1893. Walter Buchegger—who sadly passed away last year— took over from his father in 1994, making him the sixth generation to run the family estate. He and his wife Silke Mayr had originally kept their wineries independent from one another until 2006, when they started to share a winery space. They worked together to run both wineries; now Mayr will manage both. The estate has 15 hectares of vines located in the Kremstal on mostly conglomerate soil topped with loess, planted to Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, with a smattering of Zweigelt, Chardonnay and Merlot. The loess has a high chalk content at 65%. The top sites in his holdings are the Gebling, Holzgasse, Pfarrweingarten, Moosburgerin, and Tiefenthal.

The vineyards are farmed following the Austrian “Kontrolled Integrated Production” or KIP, which is stricter in some ways that the normal organic designation: for example, it places more stringent limits on the amount of copper sulphate allowed and limits the use of tractors which can compact the soil. Allowing the soil to “breathe” leads to healthier root systems and vines. No herbicides or insecticides have been used in the vineyards for 25 years.

The Bucheggers are proud that their vines have been around since before scientists were working on clonal breeding and proud also that their vines are all massale selection, and have been from the time the winery was established. The house style is very classic: the wines have ripeness and power, but always without botrytis. These wines are clean, fruity, and easy to drink.

Image PRODUCT Producer Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB0285-18
Rosé "Terrassen"
2018
Buchegger Pinot Noir
SOLD OUT.  60% Zweigelt, 20% Merlot, 20% Pinot Noir. Creamy and rich with a hint of strawberry. Refreshing and delicious. ... Read More
Austria Kremstal

DB0283-17
Sustainable
Grüner Veltliner Geppling
2017
Buchegger Grüner Veltliner
Geppling (formerly Gebling) is widely regarded as one of the best vineyards in the Kremstal region. It is planted on a steep, terraced... Read More
Austria Kremstal

DB0867-17
Sustainable
Grüner Veltliner Pfarrweingarten
2017
Buchegger Grüner Veltliner
Walter owns 2.5 hectares in the Erste Lagen Vordenberg; from this vineyard, he bottles three different cuvées, of which this is one. The... Read More
Austria Kremstal

DB0282-18
Grüner Veltliner Holzgasse
2018
Buchegger Grüner Veltliner
Facing southeast, Holzagasse is located 1000 feet above sea level on top of a hill and, because of the steepness of the site, the vineyard... Read More
Austria Kremstal

DB0284-17
Blauer Zweigelt
2017
Buchegger Zweigelt
The fruit comes from a mix of old and young vines. Aged in large wooden barrels of 2400L.  
Austria Kremstal