Weekend in Vienna, Austria
Sunday, we went an hour northwest of Vienna into the Austrian countryside. We drove along a winding two lane road dotted with farm houses, massive piles of sugar beet harvest, picked bare grapevines, and a lone church up on a hill. Just 20 kilometers from the Czech border Husband and I arrived in a
Sugar Beet Harvest
On a dreary, rainy day it was so comforting to step into the Schlosser tasting room. Austrian decor, fresh garden flowers, and a wood burning cast iron stove warmed Husband and I immediately. Framed black and white photographs show generations working together to perfect the family tradition of wine.
Beautifully Set Table
Inside the Wine Tasting Room
The Grape Squeezer
Shelby having a muddy blast on the farm!
The Schlosser wines are one of the few remaining Austrian vineyards that still handpick their own grapes. During the late summer weeks the Schlosser's grown children come back to the family farm to help with the picking. The grapes are fermented on sight, bottled in a sterile room, and gorgeously labeled. Around 10,000 bottles of wine are produced every season. This truly is a family run business.
"Schloss" is Key
Visiting the Schlosser Vineyards was a wonderful experience for this suburban girl. Seeing a product go from farm fresh to the table and the artful process that is wine making was intriguing. Husband and I had a fantastic time visiting the Schlosser family. Our vineyard visit was a peaceful ending to a relaxing weekend in Austria.
Thank You Schlosser Family!