Whether or not the legend claiming that some Neuburger scions were fished from the Danube by two sailors, and then began to spread all over the Wachau is true is hard to say. However, it is a fact that Johann Schneeweis is one of the greatest Neuburger specialists of the region. He counts four different Neuburger in his repertoire: a sweet one, a semi-dry one, and two in Smaragd-qualities. His Gasselreith Neuburger is certainly one of the best interpretations to be found in the Wachau. Growing Neuburger is not the only unique feature of the family’s vineyard, in which son Florian also plays a leading role. Although the Schneeweis family owns only five hectares, their terraces spread across the entire Western Wachau up to the Spitzer Graben. The family’s range of wines is equally wide, paying tribute to the region’s different geological and climatic influences. Veltliner and Riesling from the Setzberg are vinified separately, and there are also two Veltliner and Riesling Smaragd that come from the steeper terraces of the Spitzer Graben. While fruit and elegance are key priorities, the family also cares about the aging potential of its wines. A varietal Rösler completes the Schneeweis’s range, which also includes fruit spirits and liquors.