WEINGUT JOHANN DONABAUM
Since 1966, the historic estate, dating from the 16th century, is located in the center of the village of Spitz on the Danubein the Lower Austrian wine region of Wachau, for the production of typical wines. Johann Donabaum jun. , A fourth-generation winegrower, took over the company in 1997 and since then, he and his wife Andrea and his parents have reconciled the tradition and the tried and tested with innovation. He transformed the production radically to quality and now, in Laaben, at the entrance of the Spitzer Graben, he is working to produce top- quality white wineswhich are acknowledged for their national and international recognition. The consistent work of the winegrower family on the 8 ha - partly in extremely steep mountain and terraces - are the basis for an optimal grape material and the high-quality wines.
These show the nuances of the different terroirs from gneiss and schist , in which Riesling and Grüner Veltliner are mainly rooted. Johann is also paying a lot of attention to the rather rare Neuburger grape variety , whose potential is exhausted by cultivation and selection. His Neuburger emerald from the Biern location
"It is only in the years when nature demands everything from the winemaker, who can really control his craft ..." -Johann Donabaum