It all started in the 80s. The shadows of the wine scandal were still hanging over us. We, the parties concerned, had nothing to do with it as such, but felt a lot of anger and ambition to go out there and show the world that we are different. The only problem was: Back then, Austria as a red wine country simply didn’t exist. Bordeaux, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon were those flashy names, and we did everything we could just to belong.

It wasn’t until 1990, when we were curious, if top quality in red wine was also possible with our indigenous Austrian varieties. And because we strongly felt that origin and quality is top priority, we created Pannobile’, a neologism out of Pannonia (the old roman name for our region) and Nobile for the highest quality possible. Once established, Pannobile is still going strong after 20 years. But Pannobile is not only our top blend out of Austrian varieties. It is also a group of 9 dedicated winemakers, a geographically defined area, but above all, a synonym for the greatness of red wine from the winegrowing area of Neusiedlersee.

The Pannobile 2008 was produced in a year which initially caused us great worry, but thanks to an eventually perfect ripeness, it brought us great joy. It is a blend consisting exclusively of the indigenous Austrian varieties of Blaufränksich and Zweigelt from our top single vineyards. The Pannobile is known for its stunning finesse, great length and deep, dark fruit. 13% alcohol, 5.6 g/l acidity and 1.2 g/l residual sugar.

Its hand-picked Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt grapes are carefully selected by hand at the winery. Then it was fermented in wooden fermenting casks, aged 18 months in 500 liter barrels and bottled in August 2010. It shows a dark ruby red color, a fine and fruit, notes of cherry and berries, on the palate tight with a long finish. It is a great match with veal, game, lamb and mushrooms. With ideal cellaring, this wine will evolve for the next 12 years.

The Pannobile 2007 stems from one of the best red wine vintages we can remember. It is a blend consisting exclusively of the indigenous Austrian varieties of Blaufränksich and Zweigelt from our top single vineyards. The Pannobile is known for its stunning finesse, great length and deep, dark fruit. 13% alcohol, 6.6 g/l acidity and 1.1 g/l residual sugar.

Its hand-picked Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt grapes are carefully selected at the winery. Then it is fermented in wooden fermenting casks , aged 18 months in 500 liter barrels and bottled in August 2010. It shows a dark ruby red color, a fine and complex fruit, notes of cherry and berries, tight on the palate with a long finish. It is a great match with veal, game, lamb and mushrooms. With ideal cellaring, this wine will evolve for the next 15 years.

Der Pannobile 2008 stammt aus einem Jahr, das uns im Anfang Sorgenfalten bescherte um uns zum Schluss Dank perfekter Traubenreife doch noch ein Lächeln auf die Lippen zu zaubern. Er ist eine Cuvée ausschließlich aus den heimischen Rebsorten, in unserem Fall aus Zweigelt und Blaufränkisch aus den definierten Lagen des Pannobile Gebietes. Charakteristisch für ihn sind die tolle Finesse, die große Spannung und die tiefe Frucht und Länge bei 13,1 % Vol. Alk., 5,6 g/l Säure und 1,2 g/l Restzucker.


Seine Trauben von Zweigelt und Blaufränkisch wurden von Hand gelesen und im Weingarten wie im Weingut sorgsam selektiert. Dann wurde er im Holzgärständer vergoren, 18 Monate in 500 Liter Fässern gereift und im August 2010 gefüllt. Er zeigt dichtes Dunkelrubin, feine, komplexe Frucht von Kirschen und Beeren, am Gaumen stofflig mit kraftvollem Ausklang. Bei 18 °C begleitet er Rind, Wild, Lamm aber auch dunkle Pilze ganz hervorragend. Bei idealer Lagerung sollte er seine große Form auch noch die nächsten 12 Jahre halten oder sogar noch verfeinern.