NATURE

Soil and climate determine the rules.

Which grape varieties should be planted where, which vineyards yield great wines and which vineyards simply good: this knowledge has been carefully passed down to us from the generations before. The geological factors are the indisputable constants. Simply said, that means for us limestone or schist and sometimes both over one another.

Learn from nature

CRAFT

I stand by my wines in the cellar.

The grapes that ripen in the vineyard must be harvested healthy and at the right point in time. It is first in the cellar that the multiple attributes are translated into wine.

Show me the craft

SITES

Where my wine thrives.

My vineyards are located on plateaus, on the plain, and on slopes that descend in gentle waves.

The soils are usually rocky, but also sometimes deep. The sites are frequently sun-drenched and warm, but some are cool and shady.

Where are the sites?

FAMILY

Wine is our living tradition.

Although my family is documented as early as 1347 in Schützen, it was my grandfather that first bottled wine. He also immediately won accolades for it.

My parents turned their full attention to wine. From that point onwards, the focus was quality before
quantity.

Welcome to Familie Prieler

FAMILY

Wine is our living tradition.

Although my family is documented as early as 1347 in Schützen, it was my grandfather that first bottled wine. He also immediately won accolades for it.

My parents turned their full attention to wine. From that point onwards, the focus was quality before
quantity.

Welcome to Familie Prieler

RED

Blaufränkisch

Blaufränkisch is in our genes. By “our”, I mean my family and the vintners of Leithaberg. We know this variety’s moods and demands. Blaufränkisch in not an easy variety – whether for us or for you. It is capricious, challenging and stubborn. Rooted in limestone, it wants the sun; growing on schist, it requires refreshing winds. It rests preferably in wood, yet the barrels shouldn’t be too small. Of you, it demands patience. Blaufränkisch needs time. If you yield yourself to Blaufränkisch, you will understand why we fulfil all of this variety’s desires. For me, it is one of the few varieties in the world that perfectly balances two elements: energy and clarity.

Our Blaufränkisch Wines

WHITE

Pinot Blanc

 

Old vines are the fortune of every vintner. They root deeply and lend their intrinsic potential a persistent voice. Pinot Blanc, also locally called Weissburgunder, has a long tradition in our region. My grandfather planted most of our vines in the limestone of the Seeberg site 60 years ago. A few were even planted by my grandfather over 90 years ago. It is my duty today to continue to tell the story that the two of them began.

OUR Pinot Blanc Wines

VARIETY

Schützen offers abundant stories.

Cistercian monks from Burgundy settled on Lake Neusiedl in the 12th century. They were not only knowledgeable of the bible, but were also experienced vintners. It did not take long for them to plant vine cuttings from their original home. They planted not only Pinot Blanc, but also Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – varieties with enormous potential that we continue to appreciate today. 800 years later, my father set course in an opposite direction. Bordeaux had captivated him. Planted with great passion, a little Merlot continues to grow on Schützner Stein.

Variety

VARIETY

Schützen offers abundant stories.

Cistercian monks from Burgundy settled on Lake Neusiedl in the 12th century. They were not only knowledgeable of the bible, but were also experienced vintners. It did not take long for them to plant vine cuttings from their original home. They planted not only Pinot Blanc, but also Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – varieties with enormous potential that we continue to appreciate today. 800 years later, my father set course in an opposite direction. Bordeaux had captivated him. Planted with great passion, a little Merlot continues to grow on Schützner Stein.

Variety

Awards

9. March 2018

100 Standout Wines to buy and drink

Wine Enthusiast
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Press

9. March 2018

Österreichs beste Rote aus dem Jahrgang 2011

Artikel auf Vinaria
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9. March 2018

Steaktest: Australia vs. Austria

Article in "Meine Woche Leoben"
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9. March 2018

Der ständige Georg

Article on schnutentunker.de
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Contact

Weingut Familie Prieler
Hauptstrasse 181
A-7081 Schützen am Gebirge

MONDAY TILL FRIDAY

9 – 12 a.m.
1- 5 p.m.

SATURDAY

by
appointment

  + 43 2684 2229
  + 43 2684 2229-4
  weingut@prieler.at

Weingut Familie Prieler
Hauptstrasse 181
A-7081 Schützen am Gebirge

MONDAY TILL FRIDAY

9 – 12 a.m.
1 – 5 p.m.

SATURDAY

by
appointment

  + 43 2684 2229
  + 43 2684 2229-4
  weingut@prieler.at