Size of business:
Own area: 6 ha
25 bottles (0,75 l) per year
Grüner Veltliner, Müller-Thurgau, Zweigelt, Riesling, Roter Veltliner
7,00 € - 28,00 €
What happens if a young university graduant from Salzburg decides to grow wine in Lower Austria? To figure it out people should have a look at Dross, a little village some hills behind Krems where Alexander Zöller invested his saving in 16 Ar (half an acre) of vineyards. A year later another 1,5 ha were added - 70 years old vines which he also used to graft new vines and in 2007 he was already the proud owner of 3,2 hectares, an old vaulted cellar and some used wooden casks.
The beginning was not easy. His unrestrained enthusiasm met meterological realities more expectable in Salzburg than in Dross. Hail (2007) and constant rains (2008) did not fail to affect him but were not able to throw him off course. He continued to produce wine which should convey its origin and natural precondi