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Hick Maria & Manfred

The winery is located in the municipality of Oberarnsdorf 58 in the Lower Austrian wine growing region Wachau. The family has been connected with viticulture for 300 years. There is documentary evidence of the existence of Simon Hicker (*1699) and Antonius Hicker (*1782) as Hofmeister at St. Peterhof in Krems, as well as Josef Hick (1872-1938) as Hofmeister at St. Peterhof in Oberarnsdorf. Today the business is managed by Maria Hick (cellarmaster) and Manfred Eder-Hick (Rupertiwinzer). An efficient and economical use of energy is part of the business philosophy. About 75% of the buildings are equipped with led lighting and a photoiltaic system.

The vineyards comprise six hectares of vineyards in the areas Buchenthal, Johannserberg, Kellerweingärten, Kirnberg, Mitterbirg, Steiger and Stiegelstal (with Subriede Glauberkreuz). They are planted with the white wine varieties Grüner Veltliner (around 60%), Rivaner(Müller-Thurgau), Riesling, Chardonnay and Muskateller, and the red wine variety Zweigelt (10%). The cultivation is carried out according to ecological and sustainable criteria. These include green manure, sparing use of sprays, no herbicides, no insecticides using pheromones and slope maintenance to promote biodiversity. Quality-oriented measures are careful leaf care and thinning out in summer.

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