Fred Loimer studied winemaking at Klosterneuburg followed by stints in Germany’s Nahe and the Walter Schug winery in California. In 1997, Fred returned to his family’s estate, and in 1998, purchased the former cellar of the Haindorf Castle. Fred constructed a hyper-modern black cube on top of the old cellar symbolizing his aesthetic for modern elegance, an aesthetic that is also reflected in his wines. Fred began practicing biodynamics in 2006 and is a founding member of Respekt. a certifying body for biodynamic viticulture in Austria. Fred’s wines are among the very best examples of Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, and Pinot Noir in the Kamptal.

Location of Vineyard

Weingut Loimer consist of 70 hectares in the Kamptal and are farmed entirely by biodynamic principals. In addition to his “regional” Lois Grüner Veltliner from contracted growers and his “village-level” Langenlois wines, Fred produces several top Erste Lagen (premier crus) including Grüner Veltliner from Spiegel and Käferberg, and Riesling from Seeberg, Steinmassal and Heiligenstein. An excellent Pinot Noir is also produced from the famous Dechant vineyard. Additionally, Fred leases vines in Gumpoldskirchen where he is producing Pinot Noir, Traminer and the local specialty Zierfandler. Vines are planted at 6,000 plants per hectare, providing concentrated wines at viable yields, often from old vines.

Winemaking Philosophy

Fred made a name for himself in the late 1990s producing incredibly rich and exotic wines with elevated levels of alcohol that received rave reviews from wine critics. His ideals began to evolve towards lower alcohol wines in the early 2000s and today, Fred issues elegant wines that clearly speak of their terroir. The single-vineyard wines spend extended time on their lees, aged in 2500 L acacia barrels, and are typically bottled in August or September following the harvest. The winemaking at Loimer is as exacting as any producer in Austria, resulting in wines of continual refinement, elegance and clarity.

 

Wines

from Loimer

Brut Rosé Niederösterreich

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Extra Brut Niederösterreich

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Grüner Veltliner Käferberg Kamptal DAC Reserve

Grüner Veltliner

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Grüner Veltliner Kamptal Langenlois

Grüner Veltliner

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Grüner Veltliner Kamptal Terrassen DAC Reserve

Grüner Veltliner

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Grüner Veltliner Spiegel Kamptal DAC

Grüner Veltliner

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Grüner Veltliner Spiegel Kamptal DAC Reserve

Grüner Veltliner

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Lois Grüner Veltliner Kamptal DAC

Grüner Veltliner

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Muskateller

Muscat & Muscat-based Blends

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Pinot Noir Anning

Pinot Noir/Pinot Nero & Pinot Noir-based Blends

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Pinot Noir Dechant

Pinot Noir/Pinot Nero & Pinot Noir-based Blends

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Pinot Noir Langenlois

Pinot Noir/Pinot Nero & Pinot Noir-based Blends

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Riesling Kamptal Langenlois

Riesling & Riesling-based Blends

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Riesling Lenz

Riesling & Riesling-based Blends

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Riesling Seeberg Kamptal DAC

Riesling & Riesling-based Blends

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Riesling Steinmassl Kamptal DAC

Riesling & Riesling-based Blends

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Riesling Terrassen Kamptal DAC Reserve

Riesling & Riesling-based Blends

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Riesling Zöbing Heiligenstein Kamptal DAC Reserve

Riesling & Riesling-based Blends

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Rosé

Other Red Grape or Blend

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