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Austria, Burgenland [edit]
Year Founded
1755 [edit]
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0043/ 2172/ 24400 [edit]
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0043/ 2172/ 21734 [edit]

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Umathum

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Josef Umathum is one of the leading wine growers in Austria.  The soils of Umathum 62 acres are warm and especially suitable for seriously good red wines such as the local St.  Laurent, avariation of Pinot Noir.  The winery works mainly with old Austrian varieties and they are planted on singular Terroir.  Around the village of Frauenkirchen the soil is rich in minerals and has a high iron content, while conditions in the vineyards located on the North West shore of the Lake Neusiedler See are sandstone and slate.  Umathum cultivates the traditional terrace vineyards in the village of Jois with a great history date use to 1214.  Fastidious care is taken with the winemaking, mirroring the perfectionism of the best estates in Bordeaux and Burgundy.  The wines are always well balanced wines with a real taste of their origin.  HistoryThe name Umathum is Frankish in origin; its roots trace back to the suffix Thum.  The Umathums first settled in the region of the Neusiedler See during the reign of Maria-Theresia.  Wine-growing has always played an important role in this family's history.  Until the early 1970's, the family first delivered its harvested grapes to a cooperative before beginning to bottle their own wines.  A method presently used by many very good vintners all over the world.  Until the 1980's, the firm was producing a variety of agriculture goods.  Today, wine-harvesting is the company's central focus, although it still has its hand in other interests.  Director Josef Umathum, born 1960, has been in charge of the firm's wine-growing division since 1985.  A series of very good wines in notoriously difficult vintage years and a growing number of loyal fans secured the wine-grower a solid reputation and trust.  The Umathum Wine Estate has consistently ranked as one of the best wine-growers in Austria since the early 1990's.

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