Markus Huber, a 10th generation farmer, is already synonymous with the Austrian wine industry, continuously pushing the boundaries and improving operations at his premium, family-run winery.
The Huber family has been farming in the Traisental area in lower Austria since the 17th century, and Markus has been at the helm since 2000, turning it into one of Austria’s leading exporters of premium wines.
The Traisental area, 60km west of Vienna, has a cool climate due to its idyllic location between the Alps and the Danube. As Traisental has the coolest climate in all of Austria, it is a premium location for white wines specifically, giving the wines a unique, mineral-driven style. It is also the only appellation in Austria where Gruner Veltliner and Riesling are grown on limestone soils.
Markus focuses on ecological viticulture, and using natural resources sustainably. The winery has a low carbon footprint, with the goal of being fully carbon neutral within the next five years, and the entire winery is certified according to the requirements of “Sustainable Austria”. Furthermore, all the wines produced by Weingut Huber are certified as organic. The country is also leading the way with organic vineyard practices – 15% of the Austria’s vineyards are already certified as organic.
Since the 2006 vintage, Weingut Huber has primarily focused on producing fruity and spicy Gruner Veltliners and juicy, minerally Rieslings from the Traisental DAC designation. The four Huber wines in our portfolio include: Terrassen Riesling Traisental, Terrassen Gruner Veltliner Traisental, Obere Steigen Gruner Veltliner Traisental, and Ried Alte Setzen Gruner Veltliner Traisental Reserve.
Markus has won Winemaker of the Year in 2015 by Falstaff Magazine (the most renowned wine and gourmet magazine for German-speaking countries), IWC Winemaker of the year in 2006, and Best White Wine Producer at IWC London in 2011.