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Alexander Skoff, nephew of Richard Zahel came to say PROST! and Zum Wohl (Cheers! and Bottoms Up) at the Station Plaza Wine Bar. In a land where Gruner Veltliner and Riesling are the choice of the masses, Richard Zahel was the pioneer marketing the Gemisschter Satz (White field blend). Today Zahel’s "Gemischter Satz" is offering some of the different wine produce around Vienna:
I can’t imagine any other place but Vienna where I would rather like to be a winemaker. It is very exciting to work with the different soils and climate conditions in the different wine growing areas in Vienna, and crate wines with character and personality. The character develops in the wineyard and I want to pass on the essence of the wine, just like a good mother who guides and supports her child."
Vienna is the only capital in the world that has vineyards within its frontiers. The traditional wine from Vienna is the "Wiener Gemischte Satz" a field blend of traditional Austrian Varieties. Longtime, this wine was only sold in the Viennese Wine Bistros (Heuriger). In 2003 Richard Zahel was the first to market the "Wiener Gemischter Satz" Today Zahel’s "Gemischter Satz" is offered in 4 different styles. The Premium Wine "Nussberg Grande Reserve" consists of 9 old Austrian Varieties like Grüner Veltliner, Rotgipfler, Zierfandler, Traminer and others.
The "Gemischter Satz Nussberg" consists of the Burgundy Varieties Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay The "Wiener Gemischter Satz" with the green Label is our fresh and fruity summer wine. It comes from a Vineyard in the South of Vienna where we planted Riesling, Grüner Veltliner and Chardonnay. In 2007, we were the first to produce Gemischter Satz Sekt. This is Champagne Style sparkling Wine produced à la Mèthode Traditionelle.
Zahel is the only Winery in Vienna which produces Wine in all Viennes Wine Areas. Therefore we are able to use the characteristics of the different soils. Not only in Gemischter Satz but also in Riesling, we produce wines from Crus like Nussberg in the North or Reisberg in the south of Vienna.
With 40% of our production, red wine is very important for us. Our flagship Antares was the first Viennese Red Wine to get more than 90 points in Falstaff, Austrian leading Wine Guide. Schloss Schönbrunn, in English Schönbrunn Castle is the former Residence of the Habsburgs, the Austrian Emperors In the old Monarchy.
Swim against the flow.
Lightning glimpsed through water;
Sustain the species!
WOW! An impressive selection of wines that shows dedication, passion and love for the wine making at a great prices. The Headwaters 2005 just tasted by R. Parker few months ago, got a 95 point rating, in a week ‘SOLD OUT’ in New York.
So don’t miss the chance to try one or two:
Elegant, with aromas of violet and vanilla while in your mouth develops plum and black cherry. This is a wine that will grow in your glass 90 Pts. SP
Only 357 cases were produced, this means it will sell out fast! 90 Pts SP
A mouthful, medium-full dark and rich with well balanced fruit. 90 Pts. SP
This perhaps the best MERLOT ever, you will need another bottle around. 92 Pts SP
Coho is the shared aspiration of Brooks Painter and Gary Lipp to produce flavorful, balanced wines. Grown in select cool-climate vineyards, Coho wines emphasize fruit purity and vitality. Our combined experience working for California wineries totals almost fifty years: both of us involved in all aspects of our craft, acquiring the skills to bottle our passion.
Our choice of Coho as the name of our brand might seem curious as it doesn't invoke images of vineyards or wine, but to us the salmon embodies an innate wisdom so essential to understanding ourselves and our environment. As stewards of the land winemakers must strive to sustain our habitat and the species that share it. And like the salmon we need the steadfast will to keep going no matter how difficult the journey.
The Wine Studs proudly support the USA Olympians. From Apollo Ohno, Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Shani Davis, Shaun White, U.S Hockey team and the rest of the elite athletes representing America…they are truly awesome! God Bless the USA!! Cheers!
The Station Plaza Wine tasting bar is a destination for wine makers and winery owners when they are in town. We have seen about 10 wine makers from Italy over the last week.
Yesterday Gabriel Massa, a Master Sommelier from the Island of Capri stopped in for a tasting. He told us he has never seen the Pannier Rose Champagne at our low price globally! He also told us that the French Embassy’s all over the world serve this Champagne.
It also makes a GREAT Valentine gift. There are 2 size bottles to choose from.
Also, next Thursday Gabriel will be at the tasting bar pouring some great Italian wines. He’ll also demonstrate opening a Champagne bottle with one stroke of a huge knife. Stop in for some fun and have any wine questions you may have answered by a Master Sommelier. (There are only 171 Master Sommeliers in the world)