The name Hohenwarth is derived from the German word “Hohe Warte” for a watchtower or observatory at a high vantage point and refers to the fortified Roman church from the eleventh century at 400 metres above sea level. Hohenwarth is located significantly higher in terms of sea level than the neighbouring Kamptal and Wagram regions, thus providing a very special microclimate for our wines.
All our grapes, including those additionally purchased, are sourced from vineyards within two kilometres around our winery in Hohenwarth. Benefitting from the same climate, we reinforce their character by adding selected single vineyards. Although it does not rain a lot in the region (400 litres per year on average), there are no irrigation systems. This is why our vines have grown deep roots to prevent any water shortage during extended dry periods.