July 3, 2020

Ep. 26. / Franz Weninger's hand-made biodynamic wines across the border

Ep. 26. / Franz Weninger's hand-made biodynamic wines across the border

Today’s episode features Franz Weninger who is an iconic producer who cultivates his land biodynamically on both sides of the Austrian-Hungarian border. Franz described his remarkable terroirs in great depth, justified the importance of various soil qual...


Today’s episode features Franz Weninger who is an iconic producer who cultivates his land biodynamically on both sides of the Austrian-Hungarian border. Franz described his remarkable terroirs in great depth, justified the importance of various soil qualities and of their health. You can also learn about the effects of the Lake Neusiedl or Fertő on the microclimate, why handwork is essential in the vineyards, the soil differences across the border and how they result in different growing conditions and cover crops. Franz also reveals the tipping point after which he decided to work in a much more sustainable matter in the vineyards and became a biodynamic farmer later on. You can hear our opinions about the substantial differences among European and New World wine cultures by and large, as well as the Austrian and the Hungarian wine heritage. We also tasted some characterful Blaufränkisch or Kékfrankos together, while talking about vintage variations, varietal characters and the potential of the grape itself. Very educational, substantial and charming conversation with a man, who is responsibly creating glamorous wines vintage after vintage. You can also watch the entire video call no the Wine Ghosts youtube channel if you like. Enjoy!

Guest: Franz Weninger | Winery Weninger

Franz's Instagram: @franz_weninger

Wine Ghosts Instagram: @wineghosts

Wine Ghosts' Channels (Instagram, Podcast etc.): https://linktr.ee/wineghosts 

Wine Ghosts' E-Mail: infowineghosts@gmail.com