Ever since Simon was very young, he always knew that he wanted to cultivate his own wine one day. During his studies, he put his heart and soul into learning about wine and how it’s created. Simon was lucky – there were still a few vineyards in his family, where the grapes hadn't been used to produce any wine since a long period of time. That was then. Now, he has poured all his knowledge and passion into the very barrels where his first wines now slumber. Simon has picked the finest grapes from the finest vineyards and he is now creating his own wines – and with it, writing the first chapter of an exciting story.



Loiben lies on the left bank of the Danube. Here in the heart of the Wachau, the steep, terraced vineyards sprawl out as far as the eye can see – and further still. Viticulture has a long-standing tradition here and despite the elevations, which aren’t the most ideal to cultivate, wine takes centre stage in Loiben. The locality is home to a special climate, which is regulated by the Danube. Warm airstreams from the Pannonian region and cool winds from Lower Austria’s Waldviertel district come together to give the wine an exceptional aroma. But it’s not just about the climate. The soil is another crucial factor in creating the unique wines from Loiben: strongly weathered primary rock, as well as gneiss and loess, shape the soil profile of the Loibner vineyards.



Viticulture has always held a very special place in the Gattinger family. Simon's great-grandfather Anton Gattinger put his heart and soul into producing his own wine and was a leading member in the founding of the "Dinstl-Gut" vintners' association in Loiben back in 1930. The business was later carried on full-time by Simon's grandfather, Leopold Gattinger, and then by Simon's father Leo Gattinger on a part-time basis. For 20 years, the grapes were sold to well-known vintners in the surrounding area. It wasn't until 2017, when Simon decided to press his own wines, that vinification resumed at the winery. Simon feels lucky to have direct access to the knowledge and experience of his parents, who are always actively supporting him.



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