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Franz Weninger
Rózsa Petsovits 2019

Rósza Peetsovitz has one of the more peculiar wine origin stories we have here at the shop. The wine is named after Franz's grandmother, who was born in the then-Hungarian village of Horitschon. In 1921 however, the border was changed and Austria absorbed the town, decided mostly by where Germanic speakers were living at the time. Fruit for this wine is sourced from both sides of the border, meaning it's neither Hungarian nor Austrian but rather a combination of both.
Photo of Franz Weninger Rózsa Petsovits 2019 Bottle
Rósza Peetsovitz has one of the more peculiar wine origin stories we have here at the shop. The wine is named after Franz's grandmother, who was born in the then-Hungarian village of Horitschon. In 1921 however, the border was changed and Austria absorbed the town, decided mostly by where Germanic speakers were living at the time. Fruit for this wine is sourced from both sides of the border, meaning it's neither Hungarian nor Austrian but rather a combination of both.

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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...

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