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The wine year 2023

We winegrowers are very attached to nature. And not just because it forms the basis of our livelihood. We love working in and with it. The resulting challenges make life exciting. 

We are increasingly being asked how climate change is affecting our work. A comprehensive answer would go too far at this point, but here is one example: The period of time available for the grape harvest has become significantly shorter in recent years. This makes us sweat a lot, which we obviously have to get used to. In the 2023 wine year, the grapes were in the cellar within 17 days. A few years ago, we had more than a month for the harvest. Precise planning, many hands at the same time and really long days were necessary to harvest the valuable grapes in top quality. Nevertheless, we consider ourselves lucky: because our staff is so well positioned that the vineyards were perfectly prepared for the harvest. We wish you all the best and always lots of pleasure with a glass of Frauwallner wine. We winegrowers are very close to nature. And not just because it forms the basis of our livelihood. We love working in and with it. The resulting challenges make life exciting. 

We look forward to seeing you again in our estate store in Karbach.

March to Oct.: Mon. to Sat.: 9am-12pm and 1pm-6pm
Nov. to February: Mon. to Sat.: 9-12 and 13-17 o'clock
Closed on Sundays and public holidays


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Events 2024

February 16 - 17
Wein & Genuss Linz
March 10 - 12
Pro Wein Düsseldorf
March 23, 2024
Weinreise Straden  
April 3, 2024
Presentation of
Styrian wine Graz 
 May 18, 2024
Tag der offenen Kellertür
Day of the open cellar door
May 25 - 27, 2024
Vievinum Vienna
June 8, 2024
STK presentation
at the Tement winery 

June 15, 2024
Grauburgunder/Pinot Gris
presentation Straden



Nice premiere in Guide A LA CARTE  2024
For the first time, a (dry) white wine from us received 99 points from this guide:  2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Ried Buch G STK. 

Further A LA CARTE ratings:

98+ P. 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Privat 
98+ P. 2017 Sauvignon Blanc TBA Essenz, Ried Stradener Rosenberg
97+ P. 2021 Morillon Ried Buch G STK
97 P. 2021 Weißburgunder Ried Buch G STK
95+ P. 2021 Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) Ried Stradener Rosenberg
95 P. 2022 Traminer Ried Stradener Rosenberg 1. STK

 Wine tasting notes A la carte  

James Suckling, a well-known wine critic in the USA, also gave our wines a great rating:
96 P. 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Privat
95 P. 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Ried Buch G STK
94 P. 2021 Weißburgunder Ried Buch G STK
94 P. 2021 Morillon Ried Buch G STK

 Wine tasting notes Suckling  

98 P. 2017 Sauvignon Blanc TBA Essenz Ried Stradener Rosenberg
97 P. 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Privat 
96 P. 2021Sauvignon Blanc Ried Buch G STK
95 P. 2021 Morillon Ried Buch G STK
94 P. 2021 Weißburgunder Ried Buch G STK

 Wine tasting notes Falstaff 

The editors chose our Sauvignon Blanc Ried Buch 2021 as their favorite wine from Vulkanland Styria. :-)

17,5 P. 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Ried Buch 
18,5 P. 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Privat 
18,5 P. 2017 Sauvignon Blanc TBA Essenz Ried Stradener Rosenberg 
18 P. 2021 Weißburgunder Ried Buch
17,5 P. 2 0 21 Morillon Ried Buch

So glad you like our wine! :-)

Willi Balanjuk, A LA CARTE, about our 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Ried Buch (99 P.):
"Bright color, intense, complex nose, dark spicy notes, verbena, candied orange, lemon balm, pimentos, full-bodied, dense and tightly meshed, lively structure, fruity-spicy finish, verbena and mint in the aftertaste, elderflower in the back aroma, huge potential."

So schön! Stephan Reinhardt schrieb für den
Robert Parker Wine Advocat, September 2022:
"The Weißburgunder Ried Buch GSTK 2020 shows clear, elegant fruit with oak and yeasty notes and deep mineral substance. Delicate and elegant on the palate, with juicy fruit, this is a firmly structured, dense and persistent Pinot Blanc with fine tannins and lingering mineral, salty, savory notes and always lively structure. Great Pinot Blanc."

Peter Moser has summed up the characteristics of our wine-growing region in a nutshell (an excerpt):
"The wines of south-eastern Styria are clearly on course for success: this is confirmed by the Falstaff "Vulkanland Steiermark DAC Trophy 2021", in which white wine winners were recognized in eleven categories. Diversity is of paramount importance in the Vulkanland Steiermark wine-growing region and is anything but a buzzword here. Here, the vineyards are spread over many areas, some of which are not contiguous, and on soils of a geological diversity that cannot be found in any other wine-growing region in Austria."


Selected Press Voices 

Stephan Reinhard, Robert Parker Wine Advocate 
 “The 2017 Ried Buch Weissburgunder is produced from a clay basalt and reveals a clear, fresh and elegant, perfectly matured and flintily spicy basalt bouquet. Velvety, linear, fresh and very elegant on the palate; this is a compact, excitingly lean, moderately vigorous Pinot with clear and refreshing fruit notes, though the music here comes exclusively from its soul (the ground).”

Sauvignon Blanc Privat 2013: “Tasted out of a large glass (...), this is a powerful, highly complex, robust and salty, very lean and concentrated Sauvignon, that belongs to the high points of Styrian history. It is so salty, pure and exciting. A magnificent wine.”

2017 Straden Morillon Trockenbeerenauslese (sweet wine specialty): (...) “Tremendously rich and sophisticated elegant on the palate, this is a viscose, refined, extremely subtle and stimulating salty TBA, with an aftertaste that is balanced, fresh and stimulatingly clean. This is a spectacularly hedonistic TBA (...) a world-class sweet wine from Styria.” 

96 RP: 
Ried Buch, Sämling 2017, Trockenbeerenauslese
Ried Buch, Morillon, 2017, Trockenbeerenauslese
Straden, Sauvignon Blanc Privat 2013

93+ RP: 
Ried Buch, Morillon 2017
Ried Buch, Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Trockenbeerenauslese
Straden, Sauvignon Blanc Privat 2017
Ried Buch, Weißburgunder 2017, Trockenbeerenauslese

92+ RP: 
Ried Buch, Weißburgunder 2017
Straden, Traminer 2017, Trockenbeerenauslese



Livets Goda, the leading wine magazine in Scandinavia
”Walter Frauwallner has made a name for himself, not least through his sweet wines and is undoubtedly one of the sharpest producers in the province when it comes to Eiswein and TBA.”