D’Amato & Szabo: Wine Thieves – Episode 16

Green Austria Part 1

The Wine Thieves launch 2021 on a highly positive note: “Green Austria”, the first in a mini-series on Austrian wines. This small country in the heart of Europe has quietly been green, and getting greener for over a century, showing the way towards more responsible, earth-friendly wine production. Austria registered the first organic farm in the world in 1927, and was the first country to create national organic farming regulations. And fully 15% of Austria’s vineyards are farmed organically, 3x more than the world average, while nearly 100 producers are certified biodynamic, a remarkable number for a country with only 40,000 hectares of vines. Our guest is celebrated vintner Fred Loimer of Weingut Loimer, a biodynamic producer in the Kamptal region since 2006, and co-founder of Respekt-Biodyn. Loimer shares his thoughts on the history and evolution of environmentally-responsible winegrowing in Austria, sustainable certification, natural wines, changes to the appellation system and much more.


Sara & John


Médoc Series:

Médoc Part 3: Sustainability, Organics, Biodynamics & Agroforestry

Médoc Part 2: Family, Legacy and the Future

Médoc Part 1: Médoc, the Next Generation

Côtes de Provence Series:

Episode 10: Côtes de Provence Part 5: Terroir & Techniques: The Science of Rosé in Provence

Episode 9: Côtes de Provence Part 4: Coteaux Varois en Provence

Episode 8: Côtes de Provence Part 3: Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence

Episode 7: Côtes de Provence Part Deux

Episode 6: Côtes de Provence Part 1

Bourgogne for a Changing World Series:

Bourgogne for a Changing World Episode Episode 4: Côte Chalonnaise

Bourgogne for a Changing World Episode 3: Hautes-Côtes

Bourgogne for a Changing World: The Grand Auxerrois – Part 2B

Bourgogne for a Changing World: The Grand Auxerrois – Part 2A

Bourgogne for a Changing World Part 1: Attractive Values of the “Bourgogne Plus”