Wien, in Austria, is the name for Vienna and, as unlikely as it may seem, there are extensive vineyard plantings on the outskirts of Vienna. Just above the city where the Danube cuts out a valley, the vineyards are on the top of the mount, before the river descends past Vienna. The official name for wines from this area all are Wien (like Kamptal or Kremstal or Wachau) and wines have been made here for centuries—there is a good market for them right nearby!
The Huber family live and have a Heurige (wine bar) on Fuhrgassl street. For marketing purposes, to help their guests remember where to come, they have thus taken the name Furhrgassl-Huber for the name of their estate.
They have been growers for generations, with vineyards that now cover 31 hectares—26 in Neustift and 5 hectares in Nussberg and Grinzing, two other highly regarded vineyard site villages. While there are excellent Rieslings and Grüners from the Wien vineyards, the area is most famous for its specialty, the Gemischter Satz (translated—a mixed proposition, and in music, movement). And mixed they are—Thomas Huber’s Neustift Gemischter Satz is comprised of 7 varieties, and his single vineyard Mitterberg, no less than 11 different varieties, some quite old and planted nowhere else in Austria. Think of oneself, in an outdoor café in Vienna, or Heurige, enjoying a glass of this delightful wine—balanced, fruity, dry and delicious.
|Wine||Varietals||Vine Age||Soil Type||Farming Type|
|Wiener Gemischter Satz||35% Grüner Veltliner, 20% Riesling, 15% Weißburgunder, 10% Welschriesling,
10% Neuburger, 5% Chardonnay, 5% Traminer
|15 - 39 years||Limestone, sandstone, clay||Sustainable|
|Grüner Veltliner Klassik||Grüner Veltliner||Limestone, clay, chalk||Sustainable|
|Ried Mitterberg||25% Chardonnay, 15% Riesling, 12% Weißburgunder, 12% Goldburger,
10% Grüner Veltliner, 10% Jubiläumsrebe, 5% Grüner Sylvaner,
5% Müller Thurgau, 3% Traminer, 3% Gutedel, 3% Muskateller
|33 years||Limestone, sandstone, clay||Sustainable|
|Riesling Grosslage Nussberg||Riesling||Sandstone, chalk||Sustainable|