Founded in 1962, Fred Loimer is owner. 200 acres. Fred Loimer studied winemaking at Klosterneuburg followed by stints in Germany’s Nahe and the Walter Schug winery in California. In 1997 Fred returned to his family’s estate, and in 1998 purchased the former cellar of the Haindorf Castle. Fred constructed a hyper-modern black cube on top of the old cellar symbolizing his aesthetic for modern elegance, an aesthetic that is also reflected in his wines. Fred began practicing biodynamics in 2006 and is a founding member of Respekt. a certifying body for biodynamic viticulture in Austria. In addition to his “regional” Lois (RHYMES WITH “CHOICE”) Grüner Veltliner from contracted growers and his “village-level” Langenlois wines, Fred produces several top Erste Lagen (premier crus). He originally made a name for himself by making big, powerful, higher alcohol wines, but has since aimed for elegance and delicacy. Lois takes name from loess soil. Actually Loess and weathered gneiss. Low yields: 1.6 tons/acre!! 17K production.
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