his vocation: winemaker
Early on it became clear that Stefan Pratsch would take over the parental winery. After a solid theoretical education at the viticultural school in Mistelbach, he got to know the practice in his parents’ traditional business. Then it was time to find his own path and perfect it…
Since 30 years - organic
Stefan Pratsch’s current winery was created by bringing together two wine-growing families in Hohenruppersdorf that have been anchored together for generations.
The conversion to organic farming was an important step on the way to modernity.
Today, on about 20 hectares of our own land – these wines are identified by the (S) in the “WINE BY S. PRATSCH” logo – as well as on vineyards (approx. 30 hectares) operated by contractual partners, we cultivate wine at the highest level.
The result is grapes with the potential for great wines.
As a winegrower, there is a wide variety of work to be done.
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Organic since 1990
The biological cultivation of the vineyards was already introduced by Willi Pratsch 30 years ago.
This method of cultivation is rewarded with healthy soils and vigorous vines as a prerequisite for wines of the highest quality. From carefully thriving grapes, gentle processes are used to produce wines that are free of residues of chemical pesticides. This is how viticulture is practiced today, because the varied nature and the cultural landscape of the Weinviertel must be protected for future generations.
With the “Estate Grown” stamp on the label of the site wines, the organic processing of the respective own sites has been guaranteed for more than 25 years.
1902 and 2018
the wine cellar
Technology is also used in organic winegrowing – because only in this way can the aromas of the grapes be preserved and anchored in the wine.
Strikte Temperaturkontrolle auf allen Stufen der Vinifizierung und zeitgemäße Hygienestandards im Weinkeller sind die Voraussetzungen für Weine höchster Güte, die ungetrübten Genuss erleben lassen.
Historical wine cellars with natural temperature control are ideal for storing deep wines in wooden barrels. Fine light white wines are stored in steel tanks on the yeast to reach perfection.
Finally, our own high-tech bottling plant enables the perfect completion of the wines.