Behind The Vines: Gut Oggau

A range of Gut Oggau natural wines
In the world of Natural Wine labels are a big deal but sometimes they can be a cover up for something not so great inside. Luckily this isn't the case for Gut Oggau who produce some of the very best natural Austrian wines all with their own unique character on the inside and outside.

Gut Oggau is run by Eduard Tscheppe & Stephanie Tscheppe Eselböck and nestled in by Lake Neusiedl in Austria’s Burgenland province.

Previously to Gut Oggau, Eduard Tscheppe made conventional wine with his father in Styria, whilst Stephanie’s family owned and operated the infamous the Michelin starred restaurant & Hotel Taubenkobel.             

Behind The Vines: Gut Oggau

The couple decided on starting their own project and went about restoring a 17th-century winery that had been abandoned for many years. The former owner of their winery was a 92-year-old woman without children who had lost her ambitions many years ago and let the vineyards around the winery get to the edge of disrepair. Far from being put off by the challenge the pair signed on the dotted line and as well as the winery and vineyard there was a 200-year-old screw press which was a fantastic addition.

The restoration finished in 2007 and there, Gut Oggau was born. Starting off with nine hectares. Now, fifteen years later, they have fifteen hectares and are Demeter-certified.

The couple quickly realised that the unique environment required bags full of care and attention, so set out to focus on producing high-quality wines from grapes that were processed as gently as possible. Fast forward to now and Gut Oggau wines are globally renowned and produce some of the most sought after Austrian wines.

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