At the beginning, there was an idea: butcher Hans Schwarz decided to use grapes growing on vineyards owned by the family for generations to create his first homemade wine and start a winemaking business. With the help of two famous vintners, the family established a vineyard that today creates awardwinning red wines. The Schwarz vineyard in Andau lies only a stone’s throw away from the Hungarian border. Andau is not only a village full of history, but also the warmest spot in all of Austria. The gravel soil stores the heat during the day and releases it during the night, keeping the vines warm and comfortable. This combination of weather and soil makes the grapes cultivated and harvested here so special and full of taste.