Georg Leindl has been a flying winemaker since 1989 at numerous wineries. He has worked with and rented space from Nigl for some time. He is currently working from 5 hectares of vineyards but he is planning on moving to 12 hectares in time. The winery is located in Kamtal, Austria.
Date Founded: 2013
Owner: Georg Leindl
Winery Philosophy: Motto: We connect Tradition & Innovation
Georg Leindl has been in the wine industry for quite some time, and in 2013, he decided to created his own Estate. He studied Food and Biotechnology; He was a researcher at the Federal College for Oenology and Pomology at Klosterneuburg. He has also been a consultant in Oenology for International and National companies.
Varietals Produced: Grüner Veltliner and Riesling
and a little Viognier too.
Winemaker: Georg Leindl
Grüner Veltliner is coming from the Seeberg vineyard. Total acreage is 2 hectares (4.94 acres) Riesling is coming from the Heiligenstein vineyard. Total acreage is 3 hectares (7.41 acres)
Age of the vines is roughly 15 to 35 years old.
The Heiligenstein is one of Austria’s most famed vineyards, located about an hour west of Vienna in Kamptal, one of the top, white wine producing regions of the country.
Heiligenstein vineyard, Kamptal
This hillside vineyard was first mentioned in the Zwettl abbey register of 1280 as “Hellenstein”, or hell stone, because it was a mountain on which the sun “burns like hell”. It was later renamed Heiligenstein, or “holy rock”, in possibly in an early form of political correctness. The Heiligenstein is a unique geological formation – a geological island – within Europe, dating to the Permian period some 250 to 270 million years ago, comprising an extrusion of desert sandstone with volcanic and carboniferous conglomerates.
Georg Leindl at Seeberg Vineyard
Georg Leindl and Fran Kysela
Weingut Leindl according to Fran Kysela MS after his visit in September 2016
The wines were stunning and quite possible the best Austrian Wines I have ever had, and this includes the likes Nigl and F. X. Pichler ...
... the wines coming in are incredibly complex, mineral and long in the finish ... This guy is going to be a “Super star”
Cold Fermentation. Aged on the lees for 6 months in Stainless Steel tank. No Oak. No ML. Produced from vines of 5-20 years old on slate soils.
2018 Leindl Gruner Veltliner Langenlois - 89 PTS - WE
"Hints of citrus, green-pear peel and leafy fern on the nose lead onto a palate of slight spritz. Here, these flavors coalesce around a lovely Conference pear freshness. The finish is dry, spritzy and mild. - Anne KREBIEHL MW" - Wine Enthusiast (July 2019), 89 pts
2017 Leindl Gruner Veltliner Langenlois - 92 PTS - WE
"Notes of freshly cut Conference pear have hints of crushed sage, fennel seed and lime peel. The palate trumps with a similar array of flavors that unite citrus freshness and herbal, salty savor, all supported by finely textured yeastiness and that green pear note. Elegant and impeccably balanced in its full-flavored lightness. - ANNE KREBIEHL MW" - Wine Enthusiast (March 2019), 92 pts