“Winemaking has been part of our family’s life for more than 14 generations, an occupation deeply rooted in the landscape,” Maria & Josef Maier
The first documented mention of the farm we know as Geyerhof – in the village of Oberfucha in Kremstal, Austria – is 1135.
Nine hundred years ago, one assumes all farming was organic since there were no modern agricultural remedies then. In more recent times, the conversion back to organic farming at Geyerhof – 23 hectares of vines and 27 hectares of arable land – took place in 1988.
Maria & Josef Maier are owners and the couple speak in a unified voice about their common purpose.
“Winemaking has been part of our family’s life for more than 14 generations, an occupation deeply rooted in the landscape. Today, as well as in the past, arable land, hedgerows, cattle, pigs, chickens and bees complete our idea of holistic farming. Diversity instead of monoculture. The vine as a smaller part of a larger whole.”
Smaller it may be but the winegrowing is utterly single-minded.
“Our wines tell the story of our homeland, the soil, the weather and the labour of an entire year. Honest and unadulterated, they reflect their provenance and touch our hearts anew, year after year.”
Geyerhof has a history going back to 1135. In 1988, the 23 hectares of vines and 27 hectares of arable land became organic
Honest and unadulterated, the unoaked Geyerhof Wild Wux Gruner Veltliner and Johannisberg Riesling reflect their provenance
Geyerhof Wild Wux Kremstal Gruner Veltliner 2019
Bright straw yellow. Pears, citrus, apricot, pineapples and a whiff of butter. The unoaked, fruity, tenacious palate has a round freshness. Medium-plus-ish bodied and very balanced. A touch reductive, it’s a good idea to decant the wine about 30 minutes.
Geyerhof Ried Johannisberg Kremstal Riesling 2019
Bright light gold. Very aromatic, including peach, apricot, pineapple, and roses. The palate is just as full and overwhelming. Rich, intense, dry, with a very long finish. Voluptuous!