Ecker   Wagram, Austria  
  Ecker (20ha)
Kirschberg-Mitterstockstall / Wagram / Austria

Bernhard Ecker farms 20 hectares in the serene Wagram, which separates Vienna from the Kamptal and Kremstal.  This region has incredibly deep, and mineral rich loess soils, deposited by a receding primordial ocean, millions of years ago. The name Wagram comes from "Wogenrain" meaning "shore". These deep soils are perfectly suited to grüner veltliner, producing full bodied, rich and floral wines.  

Bernhard took over winemaking in 1998, but the Ecker family has 400 years of history farming and raising animals in the area. Since 2004, Bernhard has been the chairman of the “Wagramer Selektion,” the second oldest winery association in Austria.

Ecker’s 30 individual plots lie in some of the best locations around Kirchberg am Wagram, including 50 + year old grüner veltliner in the erste lage Mordthal. Ecker is a specialist in roter veltliner as well, and has helped save the plantings of this ancient variety, which have dwindled to under 200 hectares. Interestingly, roter veltliner is not directly related to grüner veltliner, but is a parent variety to many other indigenous Austrian varieties, including neuberger and rotgipfler. It requires poor soils, due to its vigor, and Ecker’s vines are planted in the rocky, gravel rich Steinberg.

Care is taken in the vineyards by pruning to limit yields.  After a slow, cold fermentation wines are aged in both stainless steel tanks and wood barrels.  Resulting wines show an exceptional clarity and charm.

Vineyard area: 20 hectares

Annual production: 6,250 cases

Top sites: Schlossberg, Mordthal, Steinberg, Berg Wagram

Soil types: mainly Loess, partly with gravel, primary rock in Steinberg vineyard 
  Note: * indicates limited item, please consult your sales rep for availability size formats other than 750ml may not contain wine information.      
Gelber Muskateller, Ecker 2014    
Gruner Veltliner Mordthal, Ecker 2013    
Gruner Veltliner Mordthal, Ecker 2014    
Gruner Veltliner Schlossberg, Ecker 2013    
Gruner Veltliner Schlossberg, Ecker 2014    
Gruner Veltliner Steinberg, Ecker 2013    
Gruner Veltliner von Stokstal, Ecker 2013    
Gruner Veltliner von Stokstal, Ecker 2014    
Gruner Veltliner, Ecker 2012   (1000ML)
Gruner Veltliner, Ecker 2014   (1000ML)
Riesling, Ecker 2013    
Riesling, Ecker 2014    
Roter Veltliner, Ecker 2014    
St. Laurent, Ecker 2012    
Zweigelt 'Brillant', Ecker 2013    
Zweigelt 'Brillant', Ecker 2014    
Zweigelt 'Tradition', Ecker 2011    
Zweigelt, Ecker 2013   (1000ML)
Zweigelt, Ecker 2014   (1000ML)
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