From St. Laurent WALD

We are happy about an outstanding result at this year’s award for Lower Austrian wines. It is hard to believe, but we were awarded a total of 19 gold medals. We proudly present our winners here:

SECCO rosé
Rosé HASEN 2020
Grüner Veltliner VOM HAUS 2020
Gemischter Satz HARMONY 2020
Gr. Veltliner Weinviertel DAC ZEISEN 2020
Gr. Veltliner Weinviertel DAC HAID 2020
GV WV DAC Reserve HUND 2020
GV WV DAC Reserve GOLDEN 2020
Muskateller SAND 2020
Grauburgunder LA VITA 2020
Weissburgunder NUSS 2020
Riesling SONNE 2020
Chardonnay EXKLUSIV 2020
St. Laurent WALD 2020
Cuvée PRIVAT 2019
St. Laurent Reserve ALTEN 2019
Zweigelt Reserve BURG 2019
Excellent Reserve 2019
Heidrom Grand Reserve 2018

Not only were we named “Best Producer Austria” at Mundus Vini 2021, but also at this year’s Frankfurt International Trophy! We can hardly believe it and would like to introduce you to the winners:


Grüner Veltliner ZEISEN 2020
Weinviertel DAC

Grüner Veltliner GOLDEN 2020
Weinviertel DAC Reserve

Grüner Veltliner HOMMAGE 2020
Weinviertel DAC Reserve


Grüner Veltliner HUND 2020
Weinviertel DAC Reserve

Grauburgunder LA VITA 2020

Chardonnay EXKLUSIV 2020

Wien.2 2020

St. Laurent WALD 2020


Sauvignon Blanc TERROIR 2020

Weissburgunder NUSS 2020

for the second time in a row, our range did so well at the Mundus Vini spring tasting that we were named “Best Producer Austria”. We are very happy and would like to introduce you to the medal winners:


Muskateller SAND 2020

A little fresher this year!

Grauburgunder LA VITA 2020

Fruity – Fruitier – LA VITA !

Zweigelt SANDSTEIN 2020

Pure cherry in the bottle!


SECCO blanc

Fresh, fruity, fabulous!

Grüner Veltliner HAID 2020

Weinviertel DAC
The most pleasant food companion

Grüner Veltliner HUND 2020

Weinviertel DAC Reserve
Lots of fruit, lots of pepper – lots of Veltliner!

Grüner Veltliner GOLDEN 2020

Weinviertel DAC Reserve
If it can be a little stronger…

Sauvignon blanc TERROIR 2020

Phenomenal nose and super crisp on the palate

St. Laurent WALD 2020

The gentle red wine…

The Berliner Wein Trophy has become the world’s largest wine competition and Germany’s most important international wine tasting. For four days, 13.500 wines of 40 countries are tasted by an independent panel of experts consisting in oenologists, sommeliers, masters of wine, experienced traders, winegrowers and journalists. We are thrilled to see how our wines were rated by these experts:

8 Gold Medals:
Rosé LA GRANDE 2018
Wien.1 2018
Riesling PASSION 2018
Muskateller SAND 2018
Chardonnay Reserve VISION 2016
St. Laurent WALD 2018
Cuvée PRIVAT 2017
Heidrom Grand Reserve 2015

2 Silver Medals:
Riesling SONNE 2018
Weissburgunder NUSS 2018

After the 15 Gold medals we won at the State Wine Challenge, we are pleased about the great ratings of the Austrias reknown wine guide Falstaff. Amazing 22 wines of our current portfolio were awarded 90 and more points. Additionally we are honoured in the toplist in all 3 categories: white, red and rosé wines in the brandnew Falstaff Wine Guide. We are delighted that we could show again that we really feel good in all these categories. And here are the results:

Rosé Wines
TOPLIST: 92 Falstaff Points   Rosé LA GRANDE 2018 

White Wines
91 Falstaff Points Grüner Veltliner ZEISEN Weinviertel DAC 2018
92 Falstaff Points Grüner Veltliner HAID Weinviertel DAC 2018
93 Falstaff Points Grüner Veltliner HUND Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2018
93 Falstaff Points Grüner Veltliner GOLDEN Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2018
TOPLIST: 94 Falstaff Points Grüner Veltliner HOMMAGE Weinviertel DAC Reserve 2018
91 Falstaff Points Muskateller SAND 2018
91 Falstaff Points Sauvignon blanc TERROIR 2018
92 Falstaff Points Weissburgunder NUSS 2018
92 Falstaff Points Riesling SONNE 2018
93 Falstaff Points Riesling Reserve PASSION 2018
92 Falstaff Points ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Chardonnay EXKLUSIV 2018
93 Falstaff Points ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Chardonnay Reserve VISION 2016

Red Wines
90 Falstaff Points Zweigelt SANDSTEIN 2018
90 Falstaff Points ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​St. Laurent WALD 2018
92 Falstaff Points ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cuvée PRIVAT 2017
91 Falstaff Points Pinot Noir Reserve 2017
92 Falstaff Points St. Laurent Reserve ALTEN 2016
92 Falstaff Points Zweigelt Reserve BURG 2016
TOPLIST: 93 Falstaff Points Excellent Reserve 2016
94 Falstaff Points Heidrom Grand Reserve 2015

91 Falstaff Points Grüner Veltliner BRUT

What a great surprise! On September 13th, 2018, we were invited to Casino Baden, Austria, to be on stage! The magazine “Genuss” awarded our St. Laurent Reserve ALTEN 2016 the Genuss.weinpur Trophy as “Best St. Laurent”. We feel very honoured. THANK YOU!

wein.pur Trophy:
The austrian “GENUSS.”-magazine tasted wines from all over Lower Austria! Their favorite was: St.Laurent Reserve Alten 2016

“Dass der Siegerwein vom Weingut Pfaffl aus dem Weinviertel kommt, mag nur im ersten Moment überraschen, denn die Roten aus dem Weinviertel sind auf jeden Fall eine Erkundung wert” – GENUSS.

Also 3 other wines were tasted and are awarded “very good” and 3 Stars:
Gemischter Satz Harmony 2017
Weissburgunder Nuss 2017
St. Laurent Wald 2017

The Best Sommelier of the World ASI tasted our wines and finds our Quality remarkable, in fact, 6 of our wines got amazing scores and commants, and our average is very high!

90 P. Gemischter Satz HARMONY 2017
“Bright straw color. Peppery and spicy nose with fresh white fleshed fruit, crushed apple and citrus. Good grip on the palate, medium weight with a fresh backbone, nice notes of fresh grapes and crushed apple, and a long and vigorous finish.”

90 P. Grüner Veltliner HAID 2017
“Bright light golden color. Pure and perfumed with floral hints, fresh yellow fruit and candied citrus. Good bite on the palate, medium to full with a youthful fresh bite, fine extract, juicy yellow fruit and good length.”

92 P. Grüner Veltliner HUND 2017
“Bright straw color with a golden hue. Youthful pure and fresh nose with pale stone fruit, peppery notes and lemongrass. Digest palate, medium weight with a bright freshness, pepper, ginger and spicy lemon notes with fine length and purity.”

92 P. Grüner Veltliner GOLDEN 2017
“Light golden color. Pure nose with ripe fruit like peach, apricot, plum and sweet citrus. Bold texture with a well-preserved freshness, a peppery spiciness with candied citrus, juicy apricot and a long, dense, peppery finish.”

92 P. Grüner Veltliner HOMMAGE 2017
“Light to medium deep golden color. Tropical nose of pineapple, apricot, grape zest and mild spices. The palate is dense and bold with layers of yellow fruit, pepper, ginger and citrus confit. Long and unctuous finish with nice purity and well-preserved freshness.”

91 P. St. Laurent WALD 2017
“Medium deep purple hue. Roasted and meaty nose with fine oak, floral dark fruit. Medium weight with dense fruit, fresh blackberry and cherry notes with finely roasted notes and a layered spicy finish with good persistency and digest dark fruit.”

This variety is a real diva in the vineyard! It is always an interesting challenge for me. Damson plum and strawberry meet spice and elegance in this wine.

(Please click on the vintage to open the data sheet)

AWARDS (.pdf):


St. Laurent is one of the most important Austrian red wine grapes, mainly for very high qualities.

The origin of this Grape variety is not fully known, but for us as a winemaker it is quite obvious that it must be somehow related to Pinot Noir. It shows quite similar in the vineyard. The berries of the St. Laurent grapes are quite close together and so a lot of hand work and sensitiveness is needed as this grape easily wrottens. The Grape ripens very early and this is where the Name Comes from – namely fro the St. Laurentius-day the 15th of August. This should be the day where the grapes start to get red.

Of course this is not exactly the case in every year, but it is a fact that St. Laurent ripens early. In comparison to Pinot Noir, the Skins of the berriy are a Little thicker and therefore we have a darker Color and more Tannin in the wines. To get a harmonical wine, we always plant St. Laurent on cooler sites, to have it ripen more slowly. This way, not only the sugar Level rises, but also the Skin ripens properly. “Cooler” sites means for us, we plant next to a forrest. The forrest cools the vineyard down quickly after a hot sunny day.