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Nikolaihof is the oldest wine estate in Austria, whose history goes back almost 2000 years to Roman times. In the walls of Nikolaihof can be found remains of the early Christian Agapit basilica in which Bishop Pilgrim of Passau held a synod in 985 A.D. In 1075 the former ‘Freihof' was referred to in a document as the central administrative seat of the Passau monastery of St Nikola; the present-day chapel was established by the Augustinian canons of this monastery. Wine has been produced here since the time of the Celts. The first documentary evidence of this dates from around 470 A.D. in the time of St Severin and the Romans. First Documentary Reference Wine has been made in the Wachau since the time of the Celts. The first documentary reference comes from the time of St Severin and the Romans about 470 A.D. The Oldest Wine Estate in Austria Nikolaihof is the oldest wine estate in Austria; its history stretches back almost 2000 years to Roman times. Remains can be found in the outer walls Read more »

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  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Grüner Veltliner

    Grüner Veltliner (spelled Gruener when the umlaut is not present and also known as Weissgipfler, Manhardsrebe Grüner...

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  • Nikolaihof Gruner Veltliner Hefeabzug 2013


    Mineral, spice, citrus with a bit of earth and a savory note that's interesting. Read More

    Wine review by anchca

  • Nikolaihof Grüner Veltliner Federspiel Im Weingebirge 2010


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    Wine review by Barberesco

  • If you're familiar with Austrian wine, you are more than likely familiar with Weingut Nikolaihof. For decades, Nikolaihof has, perhaps unwittingly, been at the forefront of quality wine production in Austria and the world.Consider the fact that Nikolaihof has been practicing organic viticulture for about 50 years. This was not necessarily due to... Read More

    From the article 6 Questions with Nikolaus Saahs, Winemaker at Weingut Nikolaihof

  • Wild Herb Salad INGREDIENTS:Green leaf saladFreshly picked wild herbs and flowers (yarrow, daisy flower and leaves, dandelion, Meadow sage, stinging-nettle, sorrel, young linden tree and birch tree leaves, herb flowers…) Marinade:6 T olive oil2 T wine vinegar2 t mustard (spicy)1 t yeast flakesHerb salt Mix and stir oil, vinegar, mustard, yeast f... Read More

    From the article Recipes from Nikolaus Saahs

  • Nikolaihof Grüner Veltliner 2008


    What a delicious and thought-provoking wine. Aged in old oak and bottled right off the lees. The result is a wine with a lot of character and flavor. Soft, textured mouthfeel, with citrus notes and something reminiscent of pear. I'd love to try this again in a few more years, as the wines are known to age quite well. Read More

    Wine review by Mary Margaret McCamic

  • Nikolaihof Grüner Veltliner Hefeabzug 2006


    The perfect wine for fiddle head ferns, ramps or asparagus salads. Citrus notes with a white pepper finish. Read More

    Wine review by Wendy Crispell

  • Nikolaihof Riesling Smaragd Wachau Vom Stein 1997


    Winemaker's Notes (2006 Vinetage)Wine Information:Remarkable herbal-balsam fragrance; spicy and finely flowery; violet, lily of thevalley, but also meaty, gelatinous like a veal shank; you taste the stock and thecarrots and the celery and parsley, you taste the simmer and the satisfaction. Itsa wine of appetite. since this wine is a 1997, we can... Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain

  • Nikolaihof Steinriesler 1999


    sublime. Read More

    Wine review by sjprohaska

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  • Nikolaihof Riesling Smaragd Im Weingebirge 1992


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    Wine review by Markus Gruber

  • Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a $3.9 million grant to ... ... Leflaive, Pierre Morey, Nikolaihof, Frogs Leap, Benziger, Robert Sinskey - to name just a few. The full member list can be found at the group's website.The  number of organic producers is growing and so is the number of consumers who appreciate natural wines.... Read More

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