Weingut Doris & Leopold Sutter
Balancing Tradition and Sophistication
The work and success of Doris and Leopold Sutter is closely related to the natural management of their vineyards and the wines careful maturing process. Their wine is characterized by careful pruning, controlled foliage, preservation of the vines, water-saving soil treatment and gentle manual work.
The assortment of Doris and Leopold Sutter is characterized above all by their Veltliner variety; Grüner Veltliner, Roter Veltliner and Frühroter Veltliner.
All Veltiner grapes are grown and harvested from lime-rich soils, making the wines rich in minerals and taste mature. The traditional Roter Veltliner with its fine spicy bouquet is rare in Austria, and the Sutter vineyard plays an important role in cultivating it. The Frühroter Veltliner is recognizable by its young, vibrant aroma, which is reminiscent of subtle honey and flowers. And the classic Grüner Veltliner is available in five different styles. Other grape varieties are Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Blauer Zweigelt. Their red and white wines are offered in three categories: Estate wines (uncomplicated & fresh), village wines (classic & puristic) and single wineyard wines.
The Sutters vineyard produces more than 200.000 bottles per year. Located in Hohenwarth, the gateway to Austrias wine region, the winery is about one hour northwest of Vienna. The special climate, warm days and cool nights - and the resourceful lime soils, are conditions that allow for great grapes to grow.
In their wine cellar, the Sutters interfere as little as possible in the winemaking process. Their philosophy is that each wine should develop individually, transport its origin and thus have an individual character. Stored in either steel tanks or wooden barrels, the naturally tempered cellar has between 8 and 10 degrees in both the summer and winter, providing the ideal environment for the wines to rest and mature in the bottle.
The Winery Sutter exports its wines all over the world, in Austria the focus is on the HoReCa area, wine shops and private end customers.