Donnerstag, 7. Januar 2010

Artisan Wines is born !!

Dear reader,

I am proud and excited to announce the visual birth of ARTISAN WINES !!

What does ARTISAN mean??
Artisan derives from the latin word "artire". It means "trained or agile in arts! We strongly believe that every winemaker on this world is a kind of artist just for the fact that he is able to turn grapes into wine.

What does this mean for our wines??
An artisanal production is a sustainable, regional!! (our grapes are not sourced from anywhere else) production of wines with great respect for our nature and the environment. Every vintage we try to produce outstanding wines from gorgeous grapes. As each year is different (at least in our region) each wine will be slightly different too.
We care about nature and that´s the reason why we care about our CO2 balance for every bottle in respect of the world wide climate change. Artisan Wines are CO2 free!!

What does this funny green footprint on the labels mean??
The artisanal production is subject of constant evaluation and adaption!!
As we have to produce wine to earn our daily living there is an economic component too ... for instance we can not abandon the use of a tractor or pumps but we can clear the amount of CO2-equivalents produced with donations in the same amount to nature projects in our region. Therefore we have developed the "Step closer to nature - Zero Carbon footprint" which is visible on all our products. ... more information can be found in about no time ;-) @ artisan wines

Who is the driving force behind "Artisan Wines"??
The driving force is ... surprise, surprise ... me ... Franz Schneider!!
Boku-trained Enologist with a Masters in Quality Viticulture and Marketing. I gathered some experience in Austria (at home and the wineries of my 2 sisters - and, Italy (at Azienda Agricola Luciano Sandrone -, in Germany (at research center Geisenheim) and in South Africa (Klein Constantia Estate - The best things of all these experiences are integrated in the production of the Artisan Wines.
Without the help of my family nothing would be possible. They are my pillar for everything!!

How many different wines and what kind of wines will be produced??
You will find all about our range @ ... hopefully soon ;-) but I can reveal that there will be 3 different ranges.
- Pure ... fruit forward, easy drinking, varietal wines
- Halbturn ... elegant companions for food or for the fans of wines with a touch of oak.
- The ARTISAN ... our flagship wine, a bold, full bodied red wine

When will the wines hit the shelves??
The expected release date will be around April ... I will keep you up to date!

How do I keep up to date with "Artisan Wines"??

Where will they be available??
That´s a good question !! As the brand was created recently, time will show how far we´re gonna reach out in the world ;-) One place is for sure ... the online shop @

I would like to have you asking all the question coming up with this new wines and especially the ones regarding the carbon footprint at ... or ring through @ +43 699 108 149 30.
There´s also a a big favor I would ask from you ... please spread the word of this new brand and feel my gratitude in eternity ;-)

Cheers Franz

P.S. ... release party is still to come !!! Invitations will be sent via all channels!


  1. also dies find ich eine sehr gute idee, kann mir vorstellen, dass deine weine noch für viel furore sorgen werden und ich bin schon sehr gespannt darauf,
    zudem noch herzlichen glückwunsch zur absolvierung deines master studiums! große leistung :)
    liebe grüße eva

  2. Vielen Dank Eva,
    ob´s wirklich erfolgreich wird oder ob ich nur ein teures Hobby hab wird sich zeigen ;-)
    lg Franz