Burgenland, at the eastern tip of the country, is Austria's most famous wine-growing region, with in particular the region called Neusiedlersee – named after Lake Neusiedl which borders it – more particularly known for its sweet white and red wines produced by the greatest Austrian winemakers. At the heart of this region, Christian Tschida stands out for his very personal dry natural wines which make him a true icon of the revival of Austrian viticulture.
In 2003, Christian Tschida took over the family estate located in Illmitz, on the eastern shore of Lake Neusiedl, marked both by the warmth of the continental climate and the humid freshness brought by the lake. From the outset, on a vineyard which today spans 14 hectaures, his work consists in creating the optimal conditions for vineyard health (biodynamic practices), without chemicals, to promote deep roots that can extract the minerality from the soil, and naturally reduce yields. From the classic grape varieties of the region, such as Grüner Veltliner and Scheurebe, or Zweigelt, but also from French grape varieties such as Pinot Blanc, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir, he produces cuvées characterized by finesse (very gentle pressing), balance (control of the alcoholic power) and energy (concentration of the juice) and matured in large barrels from the highly renowned cooper Stockinger.