Jurtschitsch

  • Kamptal, Austria
Weingut Jurtschitsch
  • Alwin Jurtschitsch is the best young producer in Austria. In a tasting, Jurtschitsch's wines blew us away. His Rieslings from Loiserberg and Heiligenstein are penetrating, lasting, and intense. Thrilling in their edge and precision, they vibrate on the tongue and sides of the mouth. The Heiligenstein Riesling is a showstopper, but we have to call out the brilliant Grüner Veltliners at this estate, too. - Rajat Parr, Atlas of Taste

  • ...strikingly delicious, complex, and compulsively drinkable - David Schildknecht

Weingut Jurtschitsch is one of the most prestigious wineries in Austria. Having previously been run by the three brothers Edwin, Paul and Karl Jurtschitsch, the family-owned winery has now been in the hands of Alwin Jurtschitsch and his wife, Stefanie Hasselbach (of Gunderloch fame in the Rheinhessen) for more than ten years.

Alwin and Stef are leaders of the natural wine movement in the Kamptal. When Alwin and Stef started working in 2006, they insisted with Alwin’s father and uncles on converting all the vineyards to organic viticulture. In the vineyards, they are continually improving how they work: replanting more densely, using whey to treat for mildew instead of using copper sulphate, and working with new pruning methods. All the vineyards are certified organic and protecting biodiversity has always been a priority. Jurtschitsch explains that, “The more life you have in the vineyard, the more stable the entire system is.” Wild life is abundant in the Jurtschitsch vineyards, with many fruit trees, grass, garlic, wildflowers and butterflies fluttering amongst the vines. 

Jurtschitsch aims for a classic style of Kamptal wines, but more like an old-style of classic, that was made by their grandparents. This means, emphasizing the cool climate of Austria and making wines with finesse that strike a balance of ripe fruit and fresh acidity. Stefanie Jurtschitsch manages the winemaking and she is making wines which let the vineyards and soils speak for themselves. They only use spontaneous fermentations and work without any additions, aside from minimal sulfur. The entry-level wines are made in stainless steel, but all the single vineyard Erste Lagen wines are aged in large oak foudres. As of 2016, they have started a second line of wines called, 'Discoveries of Langenlois' which are bottled under "Alwin und Stefanie Jurtschitsch". These wines push boundaries and allow them to play outside of the classic style, opting for skin contact, and low to no sulfur. Although the two lines show different expressions, the essential is that the farming is the same and both are low intervention in the cellar; they are two sides to the same coin. The wines shine in multi-faceted elegance, offering drinking pleasure at highest level without being baroque and heavy. 

Image Producer PRODUCT Description Country / Region

DB0698-NV
Organic
Jurtschitsch Brut Sekt Rosé
NV
Zweigelt
70% Zweigelt, 15% Pinot Noir, 15% Saint Laurent from cool vineyards. The Zweigelt has a short maceration for color and the Pinot Noir and... Read More
Austria

DB0871-19
Organic
Jurtschitsch Mon Blanc
2019
Blend of Gruner, Riesling, Weissburgunder, and Muskateller - all from the Loiserberg vineyard. Made in the same way as the Belle Naturelle... Read More Austria

DB0871-20
Organic
Jurtschitsch Mon Blanc
2020
Blend of Gruner, Riesling, Weissburgunder, and Muskateller - all from the Loiserberg vineyard. Made in the same way as the Belle Naturelle... Read More Austria

DB0699-19
Organic
Jurtschitsch Grüner Veltliner "Belle Naturelle"
2019
Grüner Veltliner
From terraced vineyards in Langenlois with a gneiss and granite terroir. Macerated for ten days on skins in open top red wine fermenters,... Read More
Austria

DB0699-20
Organic
Jurtschitsch Grüner Veltliner "Belle Naturelle"
2020
Grüner Veltliner
From terraced vineyards in Langenlois with a gneiss and granite terroir. Macerated for ten days on skins in open top red wine fermenters,... Read More
Austria

DB0701-20
Organic
Jurtschitsch Grüner Veltliner Stein
2020
Grüner Veltliner
The grapes for this wine come from various mountain slopes with the Loiserberg and the Steinmassl making up the lion’s share. The goal is... Read More
Austria

DB6102-19
Organic
Jurtschitsch Grüner Veltliner Terrassen
2019
Grüner Veltliner
The grapes for this wine comes from different vineyards around the Kamptal Valley, from primarily loess soils. The fruit is hand-harvested... Read More
Austria

DB6102-20
Organic
Jurtschitsch Grüner Veltliner Terrassen
2020
Grüner Veltliner
The grapes for this wine comes from different vineyards around the Kamptal Valley, from primarily loess soils. The fruit is hand-harvested... Read More
Austria

DB0703-17
Organic
93 WA, 93 W&S
Jurtschitsch Grüner Veltliner Käferberg Erste Lage
2017
Grüner Veltliner
The Käferberg (beetle hill) vineyard is overlooking the wine town of Langenlois, and has been certified organic since 2009. The roots of... Read More
Austria

DB0707-19
Organic
Jurtschitsch Grüner Veltliner Schenkenbichl Erste Lage
2019
Grüner Veltliner Austria

DB0703-18
Organic
Jurtschitsch Grüner Veltliner Käferberg Erste Lage
2018
Grüner Veltliner
The Käferberg vineyard overlooks Langenlois and is to Gruner Veltliner what the Heiligenstein vineyard is to Riesling - world famous. The... Read More
Austria

DB0703-19
Organic
Jurtschitsch Grüner Veltliner Käferberg Erste Lage
2019
Grüner Veltliner
The Käferberg vineyard overlooks Langenlois and is to Gruner Veltliner what the Heiligenstein vineyard is to Riesling - world famous. The... Read More
Austria

DB7795-19
Organic
Jurtschitsch Grüner Veltliner Lamm Erste Lage
2019
Grüner Veltliner Austria

DB0702-18
Organic
Jurtschitsch Grüner Veltliner Loiserberg Erste Lage
2018
Grüner Veltliner
Loiserberg, a terraced Erste Lage (Premiere Cru classified) vineyard with a southeast exposure, is their highest and coolest vineyard site... Read More
Austria

DB0702-19
Organic
Jurtschitsch Grüner Veltliner Loiserberg Erste Lage
2019
Grüner Veltliner
Loiserberg, a terraced Erste Lage (Premiere Cru classified) vineyard with a southeast exposure, is their highest and coolest vineyard site... Read More
Austria

DB0000-18
Organic
Jurtschitsch Riesling Zobinger Heiligenstein Erste Lage
2018
Riesling
Heiligenstein, the most famous vineyard in the Kamptal, is legendary for Riesling. The terraced south and southwest facing slope has a... Read More
Austria

DB0000-19
Organic
Jurtschitsch Riesling Zobinger Heiligenstein Erste Lage
2019
Riesling
Heiligenstein, the most famous vineyard in the Kamptal, is legendary for Riesling. The terraced south and southwest facing slope has a... Read More
Austria

DB7796-19
Organic
Jurtschitsch Riesling Zobinger Heiligenstein Erste Lage Alte Reben
2019
Riesling Austria

DB7556-20
Organic
Jurtschitsch Rosé “Belle Naturelle”
2020
A blend of Pinot Noir, Zweigelt, and Cabernet Sauvignon: a wine in its birthday suit. Whole grapes fermented on the skins and then stored... Read More Austria

DB7661-20
Organic
Jurtschitsch Rosé vom Zweigelt
2020
Zweigelt
100% Zweigelt from vineyards on primary rock and loess in Langenlois. After a short maceration, the wine is fermented and aged on the lees... Read More
Austria