Lackner – Tinnacher
Austria – Styria
The history of the estate dates back to 1770
Currently spearheaded by winemaker Katharina Tinnacher
The Lackner-Tinnacher estate is nestled between vineyards and orchards on a chain of hills in Steinbach near the municipality of Gamlitz. The vines have been cultivated here for centuries; in fact, four of the estate’s vineyards were described in detail in the Josephine land register of 1778. Today, Katharina Tinnacher and her family cultivate 27 hectares of vineyard, which thrive at the ideal elevation of 400–500 meters on the most promising steep slopes of Southern Styria.
Concentrating on grapes best suited to the region, they grow Sauvignon Blanc, Gelber Muskateller, Welschriesling and the “white Burgundian varieties”—Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. Katharina places her central focus on the vines and on a way of working with them that remains close to nature, including sustainable cultivation of the soil according to the precepts of organic viticulture. Here the vineyards are surrounded by meadows, orchards and forests in a protected microclimate. All of the estate’s grapes are grown in their own vineyards. These vineyards feature a wide variety of geological conditions, and Katharina seeks to express this in her winemaking to highlight the differences between the sites.