Franz Weninger

Burgenland, Austria

Franz Weninger comes from a lineage of winemakers on the literal cusp Austrian-Hungarian border; at various points they’ve been residents of both, as politics have pushed the line of designation to one side or the other over time. It’s under Franz’s management of the vineyards and cellar that the winemaking has moved in a more natural direction, eschewing some of the international varietals once planted by former generations in lieu of the native varieties and returning to traditional techniques in both the farm and the cellar.