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Austrian Wine Time Series: Jan Kux, Pratsch, Weinviertel
May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Included in your registration:
- Sample bottles (50ml ea, 1 sample bottle of the producer’s different wines to be showcased)
- Online Masterclass with the winery spokesperson
- Hosted by a Cork & Fork Logan Team Member
- 20% discount on all featured wines (minimum purchase of 3 bottles)
- Access to the online class, password protected (emailed after registration)
- Sample pack available for pick up after online event registration
- Sample pack available for shipping within the USA for $30 via FedEx
About the Producer:
Pratsch is a relatively small, 20 hectare estate comprised of 13 single vineyards in the Niederosterreich region (Lower Austria) all maintained under organic certification for over 10 years by the Pratsch family, Wilhelm and Anneliese and their son, Stefan. Stefan was awarded in 2013 Best Grand Cru of Austria. Organic winegrowing to them is more than just the elimination of pesticides, fungicides and artificial fertilizers, but rather part of a larger, holistic philosophy of dedication to the land and the quality of the wines.
Stefan Pratsch is a winemaking prodigy: He took over the winemaking reins for his family’s eighth-generation winery at the tender age of 15 so his parents could focus entirely on their real passion—tending to the vineyards they converted to 100% certified organic farming in the early ’90s. They dedicated years to maximizing the potential of their unique alluvial limestone soils, well before cover crops and natural fertilizers were in vogue. Their obsession with soil health was considered a bit radical at the time, though their skeptical neighbors only wish they’d had the same foresight now.
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.