No other winery has shaped the Wachau as decisively as that of the Jochinger family Jamek. It is their untiring commitment to innovation that enabled them to change the perception of Wachau wines. In 1912, Anton Jamek took the first steps in that direction, and his son Josef continued his father’s mission during the course of his 70-year long career as a winemaker. In 1960 he vinified an untreated Riesling without adding sugar. Back then, this was sacrilege, yet it also proved to be a highly successful act that was to define the dry style for which Wachau wines are now famous. Even today, the wines from the Klaus vineyard maintain their iconic status. In the course of growing the family enterprise, Josef produced mainly single vineyard wines and thus beautifully exposed the true potential of the Wachau terroir. Riesling and Veltliner remain the favourite grape varieties. Even the idea for the organisation Vinea Wachau came from Josef Jamek. Josef’s children and grandchildren continue to run the family vineyard in the spirit of their father’s ideas. Authenticity and purity are the key concepts in their philosophy. It is possible to test the Jamek wines in a prize-decorated restaurant, where – just as on the vineyard – tradition and innovation beautifully complement one another.