Leo HILLINGER was born in 1967 in Eisenstadt, Burgenland, into a traditional wine retailer’s family. After studying wine growing in various schools, he completed numerous practical trainings in various European countries. At the age of 19 he was granted a scholarship to move to California in order to engage further in the vinification of quality wines. At that time he also became interested in ecological vineyard management which still characterizes his work.

In 1990, at the age of 23, HILLINGER took over his father’s business and started to reform grape production according to his ideas. After a relatively short period of time he was able to chalk up decisive increases in quality and sales. New experiences gained on his journeys through South Africa, Australia and New Zealand have been continuously incorporated in his work. However, the respect for characteristic wines has always had top priority.

Leo HILLINGER’s methods are marked by a deep respect for the grape, the particularities of the terroir and its climatic conditions. His wines are convincing through their fullness and gentleness which mirror the characteristic nature of the land from which they originate.

Wine Appellation
Secco, Sparkling Pinot Noir Burgunland

750ml and 187ml

Pinot Gris Burgunland
Grüner Veltliner Burgunland
Small Hill White Riesling/Sauvignon Blanc/Muskateller Burgunland
First Hill White Blend Burgunland
Eveline Pinot Noir Burgunland
Small Hill Red Merlot/Pinot Noir/St. Laurent Burgunland
Zweigelt Burgunland
Blaufrankisch Burgunland
Hillside Unfiltered Syrah/Zweigelt/Merlot Burgunland
Available in: Maine, New Hampshire
Grown: Austria
Burgenland is a large wine-producing region on the eastern border of Austria. This is the home of red-wine production in Austria, mainly based on Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch. Burgenland occupies a narrow strip of land that runs from the Danube River down to Steiermark in the south. On its eastern side is the border with Hungary, and to the west lies the most eastern foothills of the Alps. The Pannonian Plain has a considerable effect on the styles of wine produced in Burgenland. The plain provides warm, easterly winds that blow through the vineyards during the growing season. This, coupled with relatively high sunshine hours, makes for excellent conditions for the production of red wines. Burgenland is home to the DAC- classified wines of Mittelburgenland, Eisenberg, Leithaberg and Neusiedlersee.