Here in the Thermenregion south of Vienna lies Johanneshof Reinisch. Vineyards are planted with 65 % red and 35 % white vines. There is a strong link between tradition and modernity, with vineyards growing on excellent soil, the most advanced technology of our time, and the experience of generations that have always had high ambitions for the present and the future. There is a particular focus at Johanneshof Reinisch on the Burgundy varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and St. Laurent. In the area of Gumpoldskirchen the indigenous grape varieties Rotgipfler and Zierfandler are cultivated. The Reinisch family is producing wine in the fourth generation.
Observed as an Austrian speciality, wines of the St. Laurent grape hail from uncertain origins with parentage linked to Burgundy’s Pinot Noir grape. St. Laurent grapes are named for the patron saint of the poor, St. Lawrence of Rome, whose feast day on August 10th coincides with the ripening of St. Laurent grapes. In Austria, this variety is usually paired with roasted meats and game birds, however, we find that it is a versatile partner with everything from babaghanoush to dim sum.
Familie Reinisch, now in their fourth generation of winemaking, takes St. Laurent seriously. A true Austrian native, the temperamental variety has been cultivated for centuries in the Thermenregion, but over the last 60 years, the Reinisch family has developed a unique and focused program for the grape to ensure its continued preservation.