A winegrower since early childhood
Katharina Tinnacher also dedicated herself to wine completely. She grew up in the winegrowing profession; her father, a grower just like his father, gave her five vines as a child. These were hers to care for and maintain herself, in order for her to appreciate exactly what this means. As a reward she could trade the ripened grapes for chewing gum. Today it’s all about wine for Katharina. She took over the family wine estate at the age of only twentyseven, and has managed it successfully, as well as sustainably since.
Like her colleague Tamara, Katharina converted to organic production in 2016. Everything from the leaf-canopy management, to removal by hand of damaged grapes, to the work in the cellar ‘is only an accompanist to the evolving wine, because quality is made in the vineyard’. A point of view that she – like many others – shares with Tamara Kögl.
As a rule, cooperation among winegrowers in South Styria runs extremely high. Vintners exchange information readily and help one another, instead of making life difficult with petty competitions. All to the benefit of the visitors, who can enjoy the best possible wines.