Claudia and Dieter Schnabl – on the one hand physiotherapist and employee of the Raiffeisen-Umweltgesellschaft (environmental association), on the other hand two dedicated hobby vintners.
Turning their hobby into their profession was never an option for them, as they love their jobs. At the same time, they love spending their spare time together in the vineyards and the wine cellar.
The synergies are being utilized by his brother Markus, who oversees the main vinery.
The vineyards of the organic-biological cultivated hobby vinery are situated in the finest locations around the wine-growing town Retz. Protected by the foothills of the Manhartsberg and by the high number of hours of sunshine, the area around Retz has a special microclimate, so that not only very fruity white wines can be cultivated but also very intense red wines.
When it comes to white wine, the main grape variety is the Grüner Veltliner (green veltliner), which is being marketed as the Weinviertel DAC, another white wine variety is the Chardonnay. When it comes to red wines, the Zweigelt is way ahead, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
The German idiom and the vinery’s slogan „so, wie uns der SCHNABL gewachsen ist“, translates to doing something exactly the way it comes to one’s head and without holding back.
… we cultivate our wines with love: so, wie uns der SCHNABL gewachsen ist. See for yourself!