Soils & Old Vine

SOILS &
OLD VINES

Deeply Rooted Visions.The Ebner-Ebenauers have great respect for their roots, but nevertheless direct their vision clearly toward the future. Marion and Manfred are keenly aware of the unique diversity and the inestimable value of their soils and their old grapevines.

The soils: treasure in diversity

The soil always remains the most important base – on which to stand upright, in which to be rooted and to be capable of growth. Just like us human beings, soils also have their own character, which later – and only in perfect synergy with the appropriate grape varieties – can unfold its full beauty in the wines. The fifteen hectares of the Ebner-Ebenauer estate are widely scattered in every possible direction around Poysdorf. In earlier times this was a strategy adopted by growers, to prevent potential hailstone damage from threatening their livelihood. In the present day, these disconnected vineyards harbour a widely diversified treasury of soils for Marion and Manfred – for which the two are eternally grateful. The geologic array naturally includes the fertile Weinviertel loess soil, but there are also pure sandy soils, meagre limestone tracts, warm gravelly parcels and heavy, water-retentive loams.

At Ebner-Ebenauer, every grapevine has found its appropriate match in this kaleidoscope of soil types – the suitability of the variety to the site is understood. Only because of this is it possible that Marion and Manfred can vinify seven different Grüner Veltliners – each with its own distinctive character, which the two of them already know well, including how it will develop. For example, when a wine in the cellar – in puberty, shall we say – rebels. When a wine is listless, or makes a surge in its development…

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Knotty old vines

Age has its immeasurable advantages – also in the realm of the vine. For this reason, the estate’s old vines are Ebner-Ebenauer’s greatest treasure – there are very old grapevines growing in their vineyards; the oldest are some 70 years of age. This great age brings wisdom – just like with older men and women. Wisdom via the depth of growth: the roots have dug themselves up to twenty metres deep into the earth, where they are able to avail themselves of minerals that the younger plants simply cannot reach. And then there’s the wisdom of experience: the old vines concentrate their energy better; they are not so quick to fall out of balance in difficult vintages. These old ones have seen a great deal, and learned from it.

Old vines are more labour-intensive in the way they must be treated; like an older person, these ancient grapevines need particularly detailed care and attention. From very gentle pruning to careful foliage canopy management, on through to the harvest – because of their countless twists and contortions they must in part be harvested from a kneeling position. Marion and Manfred care for them with substantial devotion and meticulous manual labour – this pays off: only an older vine can reflect the diversity of the soil in this manner, only after a certain age do they produce such complex and inimitable wines. For this reason, the single-vineyard wines at Ebner-Ebenauer are harvested from vines that are a minimum of 30 years old. Marion and Manfred give the vines the time that they need to collect experience and wisdom at their own pace.

“Every grapevine tells a story, the loveliest stories are those told by the old vines!”

Marion Ebner-Ebenauer

In transition – BIO is an obligation

Marion’s and Manfred’s reverential respect for soils and plants, nature and old winemaking traditions of course forbids any techniques that would pose an abrupt intervention. The transition to biologic/organic viticulture has thus become an obligation – not in the sense of following fashion or marketing trends, but rather as a natural consequence of their observant interaction with nature and with life.

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Sep
27
Fri
WEINVIERTEL HANDICRAFTS @ EE SALON @ Ebner-Ebenauer SALON
Sep 27 @ 12:00 – 18:00
WEINVIERTEL HANDICRAFTS @ EE SALON @ Ebner-Ebenauer SALON

We treasure the age-old artisanal crafts of the Weinviertel. Here, only products that are grown and harvested in our own winegrowing region arrive on the platter. Much is actually created here in-house, a few other items carefully selected.

Regardless of whether it is the marvellous natural sourdough bread, or the walnut bread, the sweet-sour squash, the black nuts, the aromatic wild boar ham or the air-dried pork sausage. A matter of trust. We know our friends and partners; they love their handiwork as much as we love ours.

all our 19 wines | cold Weinviertler delights served | coffee | sparkling water | reservations: office@ebner-ebenauer.at

we enjoy WEINVIERTEL HANDICRAFTS also on:
25.01.2019 | 22.02.2019 | 29.03.2019 | 27.04.2019 | 28.04.2019 | 24.05.2019 | 26.07.2019 | 27.09.2019 | 29.11.2019

Sep
28
Sat
HEDONISTIC WHISPERINGS OF WINE @ EE Salon @ Ebner-Ebenauer SALON
Sep 28 @ 18:30

„You two do spoil yourselves“, this is what the Best Man at our wedding always said, and he was right. Above all when one considers that previously we spent significantly more money on good food and drink than we do today.

Here, in fact, we are treating ourselves to a little luxury, the sort of thing that simply makes life worth living. It is a blend of ‘rustic & regional’ – for example, our top Veltliner paired with homemade Grammelknödel (potato dumplings w/ rendered fat & cracklings) – and ‘casting a glance at the other Austrian federal states’, like serving our wines with caviar from the fish purveyor Grüll in Salzburg, or gorgeous arctic char from the Weissensee in Carinthia. Of course the lead roles are always played by our single-vineyard wines.

Marion Ebner-Ebenauer guides you trough the evening with culinary support from Markus Schneider. 19 wines | 6 fine course | coffee | sparkling water | limited for 20 participants | only with written registration under: office@ebner-ebenauer.at | we offer the menu in advance via email but we would prefer to surprise you.

we enjoy hedonistic whisperings of wine also on:
30.3.19 | 25.05.19 | 27.07.19 | 28.09.19 | 30.11.19

Oct
16
Wed
EE in Poysdorf`s winemarket @ Weinmarkt
Oct 16 all-day
EE in Poysdorf`s winemarket @ Weinmarkt

we serve again in the local vinothek in poysdorf | you can taste all our wines for free | for sure also for take away | of course for farm gate prices | from 16:30 you can meet us personally

Weinmarkt-opening hours:
November until March: daily 9:00 – 18:00
April until October: daily 9:00 – 19:00

Oct
17
Thu
EE in Poysdorf`s winemarket @ Weinmarkt
Oct 17 all-day
EE in Poysdorf`s winemarket @ Weinmarkt

we serve again in the local vinothek in poysdorf | you can taste all our wines for free | for sure also for take away | of course for farm gate prices | from 16:30 you can meet us personally

Weinmarkt-opening hours:
November until March: daily 9:00 – 18:00
April until October: daily 9:00 – 19:00

Nov
6
Wed
EE & Fräulein Brösel on TOUR @ Berlin
Nov 6 – Nov 8 all-day
EE & Fräulein Brösel on TOUR @ Berlin

she is a fairy-tale figure and our favourite importer from berlin | Fräulein Brösels Weinerwachen | some days with her and her best clients | trough vinyards and cellar | we are looking forward to show the sommeliers our world

Nov
9
Sat
EE @ Goldhahn and Sampson @ Berlin
Nov 9 – Nov 10 all-day
EE @ Goldhahn and Sampson @ Berlin

essential luxury without inner gift bow | good, clean and fair | the ongoing search for the tastiest and best on behalf of the sweet life | we are looking forward to your delicacies

Nov
29
Fri
WEINVIERTEL HANDICRAFTS @ EE SALON @ Ebner-Ebenauer SALON
Nov 29 @ 12:00 – 18:00
WEINVIERTEL HANDICRAFTS @ EE SALON @ Ebner-Ebenauer SALON

We treasure the age-old artisanal crafts of the Weinviertel. Here, only products that are grown and harvested in our own winegrowing region arrive on the platter. Much is actually created here in-house, a few other items carefully selected.

Regardless of whether it is the marvellous natural sourdough bread, or the walnut bread, the sweet-sour squash, the black nuts, the aromatic wild boar ham or the air-dried pork sausage. A matter of trust. We know our friends and partners; they love their handiwork as much as we love ours.

all our 19 wines | cold Weinviertler delights served | coffee | sparkling water | reservations: office@ebner-ebenauer.at

we enjoy WEINVIERTEL HANDICRAFTS also on:
25.01.2019 | 22.02.2019 | 29.03.2019 | 27.04.2019 | 28.04.2019 | 24.05.2019 | 26.07.2019 | 27.09.2019 | 29.11.2019

Nov
30
Sat
HEDONISTIC WHISPERINGS OF WINE @ EE Salon @ Ebner-Ebenauer SALON
Nov 30 @ 18:30

„You two do spoil yourselves“, this is what the Best Man at our wedding always said, and he was right. Above all when one considers that previously we spent significantly more money on good food and drink than we do today.

Here, in fact, we are treating ourselves to a little luxury, the sort of thing that simply makes life worth living. It is a blend of ‘rustic & regional’ – for example, our top Veltliner paired with homemade Grammelknödel (potato dumplings w/ rendered fat & cracklings) – and ‘casting a glance at the other Austrian federal states’, like serving our wines with caviar from the fish purveyor Grüll in Salzburg, or gorgeous arctic char from the Weissensee in Carinthia. Of course the lead roles are always played by our single-vineyard wines.

Marion Ebner-Ebenauer guides you trough the evening with culinary support from Markus Schneider. 19 wines | 6 fine course | coffee | sparkling water | limited for 20 participants | only with written registration under: office@ebner-ebenauer.at | we offer the menu in advance via email but we would prefer to surprise you.

we enjoy hedonistic whisperings of wine also on:
30.3.19 | 25.05.19 | 27.07.19 | 28.09.19 | 30.11.19

Jun
6
Sat
EE@VIEVINUM 2020 @ HOFBURG
Jun 6 – Jun 8 all-day
EE@VIEVINUM 2020 @ HOFBURG

09:00 – 13:00 wine professionals and press
13:00 – 18:00 interested people

see you there!