The Hartl farm is located in the Thermenregion which borders Vienna to the north and the Leithaberg range to the east. The regions two major climactic influences come from these two boarder areas; cooler winds from the north and the warmth of the Pannonian Plain to the east
Like many wineries in Austria, the Hartl farm began as a mixed crop farm. In the last few decades it has turned towards a clear focus on grapes with roughly 40 acres currently planted. The current caretakers of the Hartl farm are Heinrich Hartl III and his wife Maria-Sophie. Heinrich and Marie-Sophie have traveled the world of wine and possess a very open-minded prospective. They value the exchanging of views with colleagues, business partners and friends both at the winery and around the globe. With their own wines they try to capture the beauty and richness of the Thermenregion all the while trying to make it accessible to wine lovers seeking something truly unique. To this end the Thermenregion is very distinct in terms of the grape varietals that flourish. The primary white varietals are Rotgipfler and Zierfandler. These grapes are unique and almost exclusive to the Thermenregion. While Sankt Laurent and Pinot Noir are the focus in the region as far as red varietals. Two different terroirs allow Heinrich & Maria-Sophie to draw on almost unlimited resources when it comes to micro-climates; their vineyards are spread out between Oberwaltersdorf (scanty, fast-draining limestone, hence Steinfeld) and on the Anniger-slopes around Gumpoldskirchen (loam-rich clay, sandy loam and brown earth with high shell-limestone content).
Heinrich & Maria-Sophie have humility and great respect for nature and their work, their top priority is to farm as sustainably as possible. From 2022, the production has been certified organic for this reason.
Latest wine scores in International Magazines:
2018 Rotgipfler - 92 Wine Enthusiast, 91 Wine & Spirits
2019 Zierfandler "Gelbie" - 92 Wine Enthusiast
Zierfandler "Gelbie" - skin contact
Pinot Noir Classic
Pinot Noir Graf Weingartl
St. Laurent Classic