I grew up with my sister at the mixed family-run farm of my parents and grandparents, cultivating different grains, corn, sugar beets, breeding pigs and growing some vines. Giving a helping hand almost everywhere on the farm, I fell in love with the wine production very early. I loved being in the vineyards, helping in the cellar and telling our customers the stories behind the wines. So, it was absolutely sure for me: I am getting a vintner! From a child’s age I was used to sourcing our food directly from our farm or the neighbourhood. My parents later focussed only on the wine growing and built up the winery to the 28 ha we now have.
Growing up in the very „classic“ wine scene, I learned everything about wine production form my father by helping in the vineyards and the cellar. As I was fascinated about all the microbiological processes behind the scenes, I decided to gain more knowledge by studying oenology and wine-management.
During studies I finished my internship at an importer in London where I got to know sooo many different wines and styles from all over the world, which I didn‘t know before. I was fascinated by the diversity of the big wine world and mainly impressed by organic produced wines from small producers all over the world. Being a very creative person, I really focused on finding the typical style of our very unique wine-growing region Carnuntum for our wines, when I started to work in the winery with my parents in 2007. During this time soil conditions, micro-climates and natural conditions in the vineyards got more and more important to me and my husband and so we decided to change to organic production in 2013 - also being influenced by raising our two daughters! We did a soft change to finally 100% organic vineyard management and organic production in the cellar 3 years later. We did the change just because of our own attitude and never thought about getting certified, but now we want to proof all this work and effort and therefore started certification process with the vintage 2018.
Next to our Netzl-wines focussing on the typicity of our origin Carnuntum and due to so many experiments with soft impact vinification methods during the last 10 years, I fell in love with ancient production styles and therefore started the natural wine range offside the classic „Netzl-wines“ in 2015.