Johannes Trapl, Austria

The driven winemaker Johannes Trapl grows traditional Austrian varieties organically in the region of Carnuntum.

Johanne's organic journey began over 10 years ago with the initial goal being to have all of his vineyards certified, his attention has now turned to biodynamic practices. Devoted to plant diversity and vineyard care, his grapes are carefully watched as they reach a steady, healthy ripeness. This natural, low tech approach is continued in the winery where grapes for his premium wines are foot-trodden and then naturally fermented before being aged in amphoras to help bring to life the efforts and attention shown in the vineyard.

Viticulture

Not satisfied with just working organically, Johannes is now devoted to working biodynamically, focusing on plant diversity in the vineyard, minimal sulphur usage and careful canopy management to allow the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly.

Winemaking

This natural low tech approach is continued in the winery where grapes for the premium wines are foot-trodden. Native yeasts ferment the grapes and amphoras are used to help age the red wines concluding the truly natural and inspiring approach.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Not satisfied with just working organically, Johannes is now devoted to working biodynamically, focusing on plant diversity in the vineyard, minimal sulphur usage and careful canopy management to allo
  • A natural, low tech approach is continued in the winery where grapes for the premium wines are foot-trodden and then naturally fermented before being aged in amphoras to help bring to life the efforts