2022 Rainer Wess Ried Sandgrube Grüner Veltliner

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2022 Rainer Wess Ried Sandgrube Grüner Veltliner

Rainer Wess wines have been synonymous with high-quality wines from the Kremstal. He started studying wine in the 1980's and working in Bordeaux. He moved back to Austria in the 90's and worked with some of the top wineries in the area before setting up his own winery in 2003. 

Tasting Notes


Herbs, stone fruit, multi-layered aroma, papaya, full-bodied wine, harmonious drinking flow, slightly peppery notes in the finish, long reverberation
2022 Rainer Wess Ried Sandgrube Grüner Veltliner


Loibenberg is a famed vineyard site in Austria’s Wachau region, located in Niederösterreich or “Lower Austria” along the Danube, west of Vienna and Krems an der Donau.

Rainer Wess founded his own winery in 2003 after many years of diverse experience in the wine trade in both his native Austria and internationally. Rainer’s goal was to produce Grüner Veltliner and Riesling wines that would not only be among the best of the region, but also express his very personal style and philosophy.

He aims to produce the purest, freshest and most elegant wines possible, with clear expressions of the varietal and site. In 2010, Wess moved his operations to Krems where he renovated a 300-year-old building that once was the wine cellar of a monastery. His 2010 vintage was the first to be vinified in the new gravity-feed winery. With the 2011 and 2012 vintages, Wess has expanded his collection by introducing new single-vineyard wines from the Kremstal vineyards near his winery.

Throughout the growing season, cool air descends from the top of the slopes. This moderates the warmth at the bottom of the slope which is further enhanced by sunlight reflecting off the Danube. The interplay of temperatures adds complexity and freshness to the wines. Wess farms his vineyards sustainably, to create a healthy natural ambiance for the vines. The soils are all worked mechanically. Rainer Wess is a member of the Certified Sustainable Austria Winegrowers Association. As Rainer explains, “my main goal is ripe and healthy fruit which can have extended hang-time on the vine.”


Year 2022
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Grüner Veltliner
Country Austria
Alcohol content 12% alc vol
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9 units
Type White Wine
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Dietary Information Sustainable practices
Food Matches Enjoy with Pork, Lean fish, mild and soft cheeses (including goats cheese) and vegetarian dishes
Appellation Wachau