Schwarz Butcher Zweigelt
The Schwarz family has owned vineyards for generations, selling their grapes to the local cooperative winery. Hans Schwarz is a master butcher by trade, and in 1992, he made his first “hobby” wine and presented it to his friend Alois Kracher of the famed Weinlaubenhof Kracher. Alois was so impressed with the quality of his grapes, he convinced Hans to make his own wine. With help from Kracher, as well as Manfred Krankl of Sine Qua Non fame – the “Mr K’s” – Hans produced his first commercial vintage in 1999. Krankl and Alois’ son, Gerhard, continue to collaborate with him on these distinctive wines.