If you follow the Danube from Vienna to the west, there lies the “Wachau”, one of Austria’s most beautiful landscapes and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 2000. Between the cities Melk and Krems a river valley unfolds that is considered one of the most wonderful river valleys worldwide. The sunny hillsides and humid river climate provide excellent conditions for viniculture, partly cultivated in terraced vineyards. Apart from its wine, the Wachau is famous for apricots – not only the fruits, but especially the period in spring when the trees are in full bloom.
The family Jamek founded their winery in 1910; Josef Jamek, predecessor to the current managing generation, revolutionised the art of wine making in the 1960ies: he then decided to produce the “Riesling” – a typical Austrian wine – completely varietal and cask-conditioned; that means no sugar is added to the wine, which is common procedure today but was quite unusual back then.
Josef Jamek’s son and his wife continue on with his philosophy. They grow wine on 25 hectares (ca. 62 acres), harvest per hand and combine the specific wine making traditions of the Wachau with modern know-how in wine production of the highest quality.
The Edelweiss Collection features a Jamek rosé sparkling wine which should be enjoyed at a temperature between 5 and 8 degrees Celsius (41 to 46.4 degree Fahrenheit).
More information at www.weingut-jamek.at