Johann Donabaum is a rising star of the Wachau and has been voted as top ten exciting and upcoming wine maker in Austria. Donabaum graduating from the Krems School of Viticulture and after seven-month apprenticeship with F X Pichler, decided to “do it his way”. The philosophy has always been first and foremost quality and that vineyard gives birth to the quality of the wine. Donabaum believes that wines should be mirrors, reflecting origin and terroir, and the meticulousness and signature of the vintner himself. This boutique winery makes only 50,000 bottles from 7.9 hectares, out of which 60% is Grüner Veltliner and 40% Riesling.