Austria

Area: 84,000 km² (32,400 sqm)
Population: ca. 8.6 million
Capital: Vienna (ca. 1.8 Million)


Austria is a wine country of great individuality. With its unique grape varietals, its long history and national traditions it has evolved a wine culture unlike anywhere else in the world.

Winegrowing in Austria goes back to the drawn of civilization. With the most recent chapter to promote quality with an unwavering devote to indigenous grape varietals and wine styles.

Wine growing areas are situated around the 48° latitude, just as Burgundy in France.

The Austrian Winecountry

Small is beautiful – that is what best describes Austrian wine, when put into international perspective. With only 1% of the world wine production Austria is one of the smallest wine growing countries in Europe. Over all there are around 45,000 ha of vineyards in Austria with an obvious focus on white grape varieties (65%).

Area: 45,000 ha (110,000 acres)
Production: 2.5 Mio Hl per year in average
Varieties: 65 % White │ 35 % Red

Climate:

cool climate ideal for fresh and aromatic wines


Austria has warm and sunny summers and long mild autumn days with cool nights as the country’s climate is dominated by the interplay of Pannonian influences ( continental climate ) and more moderate Western European conditions.

Soil: loess, clay, mineral, loam, slate


There are many different soil types in Austria’s vineyards. Loess dominates in the Weinviertel and the Danube valley. While primary rock ( granite and weathered granite ) are a characteristic component of the soils in the Kremstal, Kamptal and Wachau valley. In Vienna and further South there are more chalky soils and the Burgenland ranges from slate, loam, gravel and loess to pure sandy soils. Volcanic soils are found mostly in Styria.

Austria has a very strict wine-law The “Quality Seal” guarantees high quality wines from Austria Controlled twice by state laboratories: a chemical analysis is followed by a tasting commission )

Kamptal

LAURENZ V. has its home in the KAMPTAL region – famous for its beautiful landscape, the distinctive terroir, as well as for magnificent wines. According to the Austrian wine law, the appellation “Kamptal DAC” stands for wines only made of Grüner Veltliner or Riesling – either in a classic fruity style (Kamptal DAC) or in a richer, more full-bodied style (Kamptal Reserve).


The name of the valley is derived from the river Kamp that flows south directly through it. The right bank (villages Langenlois, Zöbing) with its clay, loam and loess soil gives Grüner creaminess and length. The left bank (Heiligenstein vineyard site) with primary rock (granite and weathered granite) and mica-slate accounts for minerality and zip for the “LAURENZ V.” style.

Area: 3,800 ha (9,400 acres)
- Grüner Veltliner
- Riesling
Climate: cool climate, blazing sunshine and cold air from the North
Soil: loess, gravel, primary rock, mica-slate soils

Grüner Veltliner


Grüner Veltliner has effected a Cinderella-like transformation and now finds itself feted like a superstar. From fresh and lively to concentrated and monumental – a grape variety justly identified with Austrian wine culture.

Area: 13,500 ha ( 33,000 acres )
- 30% of all Austrian vineyards
- THE white grape variety of the country
- Indigenous variety of Austria

Why: ideal grape for the continental climate of Austria
Parentage: natural offspring of Traminer & St. Georgen

Grüner Veltliner is the country’s flagship grape variety, accounting for one third of the country’s entire acreage.

Grüner Veltliner is the natural offspring of Traminer and the St. Georgen grape.

The quality spectrum of Grüner ranges from light, pleasant, easy-to-drink young wines to mid-body elegant and creamy Grüners, and bold late harvest wines that are rich in extract and alcohol.

Grüner offers great aging potential adding complexity with bottle aging.

Grüner is the “chameleon of wine”. It is a perfect food companion, complementing a variety of meals and cuisines. It is ideally paired with Fusion Cuisine, Modern Asian Cuisine, anything spicy and, of course, typical Austrian cuisine (Wiener Schnitzel, Tafelspitz).

Taste Profile - Think of the floral perfume of an elegant Riesling, the refreshing zip of a Sauvignon Blanc and the lusciousness of a good Pinot Grigio, all in great harmony, with a hint of white pepper as the typical spice of Grüner Veltliner.

The History of Laurenz V.

Everybody in the wine industry has his history and ours is about pioneering Austria’s signature grape Grüner Veltliner. LAURENZ V. (pronounced: Laurenz five) produces an elegant, captivating and vibrant mineral style of Grüner Veltliner with a contemporary twist.

In 2004, Laurenz Moser V. partnered with Dieter Hübler and the Schweiger family to form LAURENZ V., a wine firm dedicated exclusively to the production of world class GRÜNER VELTLINER, Austria’s flagship grape variety.

Laurenz Moser V., is a descendant of the fame Austrian family of LENZ MOSER, which traces its winegrowing heritage back over 400 years. To the day, LAURENZ V. takes inspiration from its forefathers, especially Dr. Lorenz Moser III., who is known as “Grandpa Grüner”, in part for his invention of the innovative vine trellising system in the early 1930s with Grüner as the ideal white grape variety.

LAURENZ V. today is owned and managed by the founding partners Dieter Huebler and Franz Schweiger, being fully committed to continue to act in the values of the Austrian wine pioneer Lenz Moser III.


The winemaking is in the capable hands of Peter Schweiger since the idea of LAURENZ V. was born in 2004. Peter is brother to founding partner Franz Schweiger. Peter is an extremely talented winemaker, deeply rooted in the Kamptal valley for five generations and from 2013 onwards supported by his son Peter JR, who finished winemaking school in 2012.

Laurenz V. Mission

The mission of LAURENZ V. is to play a leading role in establishing Grüner Veltliner amongst the PREMIUM WHITE WINES of the world.

  • NOTHING BUT GRÜNER VELTLINER
  • SHEER DRINKING PLEASURE
  • GRÜNER VELTLINER WITH A CONTEMPORARY TWIST
  • EXCITE PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR GRÜNER VELTLINE