The wines come from a mix of local grape varieties (such as Grüner Veltliner and Riesling). Several vessels are used to enable small-plot winemaking, and sensitive, low intervention techniques are employed to allow the fruit and terroir to shine through. In the spirit of 'less is more', the wine ferments naturally, and is bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Notes on the producer
Kamptal Kollektiv is a joint project in collaboration with Newcomer Wines and Alwin and Stefanie Jurtschitsch, looking to initiate positive change in a region characterised by the ever increasing difficulties faced by middle-income farmers. In the past, these people were able to farm historical, family-owned land and make enough money to support a family and lifestyle that was both prosperous and fulfilling. But, with cooperatives increasingly squeezing these small producers for prices, many of the old vineyards in the region are being ripped up for more profitable crops, or sold off to big, conventionally farmed producers. The Kamptal Kollektiv’s aim is to support these small farmers, by paying them a better price for their fruit, whilst agreeing to support them through a full organic conversion within three years of signing on. This way, you see a two-pronged approach to the project: social upliftment, as well as genuine change to agriculture and farming practices.