Gut Oggau, Burgenland, Austria
Impressive natural wines from Eduard and Stephanie Tscheppe



Back in 2007 Eduard Tscheppe (above) and his wife Stephanie Tscheppe-Eselböck took over a 14 hectare domaine in Austria’s Burgenland region, Gut Oggau.

They work with old vines which they farm using biodynamics (they are Demeter certified), and they make the wines quite naturally.


Each of the Gut Oggau wines is named after a fictional character, created by Jung von Matt, who’s a German designer, and their faces are depicted on the labels, which are quite distinctive. These fictional characters are integrated into a family tree!

Eduard feels that the wines have strong personalities, and this anthroporphism is a way of expressing this. There are children, their parents, and also grandparents. It’s an interesting concept.

Production is in the range of 18 000 bottles each year.

UK agent is Dynamic Vines


Gut Oggau Winifred Rosé 2013 Burgenland, Austria
A field blend of Bläufrankisch and Zweigelt. Pale pink in colour. Lively sweet apple fruit. Nice texture. 89/100

Gut Oggau Emmeran 2013Burgenland, Austria
Gewurztraminer from limestone soils. Beautifully floral and open with grapes and apples. Textured, pure, linear and generous. 93/100

Gut Oggau Theodora 2013 Burgenland, Austria
Grüner Veltliner and Weissburgunder. Appley and herby. Very natural. Apples, pears and melon. Textured and broad. 91/100

Gut Oggau Timotheus 2012 Burgenland, Austria
Partial skin contact, matured in large oak. Apples, herbs and melons. Nice presence to this broadly textured wine. 92/100

Gut Oggau Atanasius 2012 Burgenland, Austria
The least expensive wine in the line up. Very fresh, pure and linear with lovely purity of fruit. Fresh with nice pure fruit and a mineral, grainy edge. 92/100

Gut Oggau Bertholdi 2011 Burgenland, Austria
Single vineyard Blaufränkisch, whole bunch ferment. Rich, dense sweet black fruits with some raspberry, too. Lively, grainy and mineral. So precise, but it also has generosity. Lovely wine. 94/100

Gut Oggau Josephine 2011 Burgenland, Austria
Lovely floral nose with fine cherries and a hint of cheese. The palate is grainy, fresh and pure with cherries and raspberries. Bright and pure with good focus and concentration. 94/100

Gut Oggau Joschuari 2011 Burgenland, Austria
Blaufränkisch. Structured with notes of chalk and gravel, showing lovely freshness and grip. So pure and dense with freshness and vivid fruit. 94/100

Gut Oggau Mechthild 2011 Burgenland, Austria
A single vineyard Grüner Veltliner from 60 year old vines. Linear, pure, fine and expressive with ripe apples, pears and herbs. Nice texture here. 92/100

See also:

The wines of Sepp Muster
The wines of Tscheppe

Wines tasted 05/14  
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