Only 5,000 bottles of wine were being produced annually when Günther Kendl took over his father’s winery in 2003. But in less than ten years, Kendl has turned it into one of the flagship vineyards on the right bank of the Danube. Today, he cultivates seven hectares and has also built a multifunctional press house including a cellar, as well as a stylish Heurigen, in the Zanzl – one of his terraces. His Heurigen opens once every season, and in addition to local and seasonal specialities, it offers his impressive wines. The wines beautifully demonstrate why the vineyard’s fortunes have changed so dramatically for the better over the last ten years. Kendl works accurately to emphasise the specific characteristics of his terraces: while the wines from the Kirnberg feature aromatic and mineral nuances, the wines from the Steiger are broader, more vigorous and more succulent. The protagonist in Kendl’s range is Veltliner, which he produces in all categories. In addition, he also makes an excellent Riesling Federspiel. The maturation process is generally long and sometimes daring: Kendl uses sulphur late and experiments with spontaneous fermentation, techniques which contribute to rendering his wines highly original, special and full of character.