Weingut Rabl is based in Lagenlois, Austria. It’s a family-run winery headed up by winemaker Rudolf Rabl Jnr since he took it over from his father in 1986. According to Rudolf, the name Rabl “stands for wine pleasure of the highest standard.”
Today Rabl is one of Austria’s largest wineries, sourcing wine from over 75 hectares of vineyard. However, no matter how large the winery’s grown, Rudolf hasn’t forgotten that the best wines are about the harmony of the vines and their surroundings, emphasising terroir, the climate and its unique location.
In the winery’s cellars, Rudolf focuses on “spontaneous” fermentation and long must contact. This helps preserve the aromas of his wines. In the last decade, Weingut Rabl has enjoyed many awards both regionally and on the international stage.
The Rabl family winery is located in the sought-after region of Kamptal-Donau in Austria. You can trace their history back until 1750. The reason for their success must have something to do with the Kamp Valley, which benefits from its own unique microclimate and mineral-rich soils.
In the vineyard sites surrounding the town of Langenlois, Rabl Jnr selects only the highest quality grapes. Often these come from the cooler more windy sites with exceptional acidity, which are then combined with grapes grown on sun terraces, resulting in rich but ultimately fresh wines.
The mineral rich soils give the wines their trademark terroir and mineral elegance.