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Rainer Christ first came to the attention of the Vienna wine scene with his ‘Full Moon’ Pinot Blanc. Harvested and vinified according to the phases of the moon, Rainer successfully placed himself ahead of the curve within the growing biodynamic movement in Vienna. Raised in a 400 year old family tradition with some very old vines on the Bisamberg, just north east of the city, Rainer cultivates the soils with his father, Franz. Five distinct microclimates allow them to fine tune varietals to perfection. Although Gruener Veltliner is dominant, comprising 37% of the total yield, Rainer is also dedicating more and more attention to the white Burgundy varietals and red wines. As a founding member of ‘Wien Wein’ (Vienna Wine) Christ is helping to establish definitions and guidelines for reintroducing the increasingly popular ‘Gemischte Satz’(literally:‘mixed set’- a wine made from a number of different varietals planted in the same vineyard, harvested and vinified at the same time). As ‘terroir’ becomes the international wine buzz word, one doesn’t get more terroir driven than this. Despite the ultra modern appearance of the family winery and heuriger rebuilt in 2006, the wines Read more »

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  • Muscat

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

  • Zweigelt

    History of the grape:  Zweigelt was created in 1922 by Fritz Zweigelt at the Institute of Viticulture and Pomology in...

  • Grüner Veltliner

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

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

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  • Weingut Christ-Wiener Gemischter Satz. Weingut Christ Osterreich Wien Cuvée Weiss Weingut Christ Grosse 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Pristine-clean, mineral-laden and delicately citrusy, this wine is light and airy on the palate thanks, in part, to its nervy acidity. Tightly focused, this bottling shows pink grapefruit, kiwi and orange peel. Medium minus on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Christy Canterbury MW


  • Weingut Christ Blauer Zweigelt 2007

    Snoothrank:

    This smells of crushed berries with a touch of fresh juniper and notes of earth, a very light dusting of vanilla, with touches of marzipan and violets. On entry this is soft and broad, fruity and fleshy with bright acid and soft tannins supporting the bright, juicy berry fruited mid-palate. Theres a little spice on the backend and this gains goo... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Weingut Christ Red Blend Mephisto 2006

    Snoothrank:

    Dark and a bit hard on the nose with a woody, spearminty overlay to the lightly floral core of red fruit, with shavings of dark chocolate adding some complexity. Light and fresh up front with dark berry fruit flavors that are a bit anonymous. Theres a distinct mintiness in the mouth as well and, while the wine is fairly well-balanced, there are ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Gemischter Satz mit Shlag (Schlag) by Alice Feiring, June 24, 2009About the wines of Vienna and the terroir hype of Wiener Gemischter Satz!Vienna has more than shlag, it has terroir.In fact the snow covered Alps stops at the Danube. It's almost like the mountain range gave a last burb and out of it emerged three defiant mounds of rock and loess.... Read More

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  • Austrian inspired Dinner with the Wines of ViennaJune 3rdWinemakers Present:Rainer Christ (Weingut Christ)Stefan Hajszan (Weingut Hajszan)Gerhard Lobner (Mayer am Pfarrplatz & Rotes Haus)Michael Martin (Weingut Martinshof)Werner Hauser (Weingut Hauser)Wolfgang Krinninger (Weingut Zahel)MenuAperitif Weingut Hauser - Gelber Muskateller 2008Marinat... Read More

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  • Austrian Winemakers & Artisanal Cheese Tasting Tuesday June 2nd from 7 to ... Galgenberg Rainer Christ of Weingut Christ (Vienna) Mephisto Gerhard Lobner of Weingut Rotes Haus (Vienna) Traminer Edellage some other wines from these producers will be available at the bar Cost: $50 per person including wines & cheeses Read More

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  • June 3rd, 2009Winemakers Present:Rainer Christ (Weingut Christ)Stefan Hajszan (Weingut Hajszan)Gerhard Lobner (Mayer am Pfarrplatz & Rotes Haus)Michael Martin (Weingut Martinshof)Werner Hauser (Weingut Hauser)Wolfgang Krinninger (Weingut Zahel)Menu Aperitif Weingut Hauser - Gelber Muskateller 2008Marinated Baby Fennel, Anchovis FiletWeingut Mar... Read More

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  • Weingut Christ White Blend Wiener Gemischter Satz 2008

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    Almonds on the nose, this is a very crisp, mineral white. There's a flinty edge to it - high acids. Very nice. Read More

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  • Weingut Christ Gelber Muskateller 2008

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    Intense peach and lychee and mangos on the nose. This wine displays lots of acidity - even to a prickle. Nice and oily, with a touch of spice, however, generally its a clean, crisp wine with a nutty finish. Read More

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