GINDL • Next up on our journey was a trip to the Weinviertal via the lenses of Michael Gindl @mgvsol, an outside of the Weinviertal box winemaker who is making some of the most exciting wines out of the region. Michael took over the family winery in the village of Hohenruppersdorf when he was just 20 years old. He changed the name of the estate to ‘MG Sol’ after Hohenruppersdorf’s prized ‘Sol’ vineyard - a parcel that dates back to the 14th century. Michael also started to cultivate his 10 hectares of vines biodynamically, aiming to return to the more traditional winemaking methods of his grandfather. To this day, he works as naturally as he can both in the vineyards and the cellar.
After our tasting, Michael treated us to a beautiful, rustic stew made from one of his goats on property and knodel. One of the most beautiful meals on our trip! #GetSomm #austrianwine #somm360 #weinviertel #biodynamic #soiltoglass #phillysomms