Meet Marion and Manfred Ebner-Ebenauer, an award-winning duo at the helm of Ebner-Ebenauer, nestled in Austria's Weinviertel. Famed for their diverse range of wines crafted from ancient vines spanning a 20-hectare estate, their commitment to spontaneous fermentation, and painstaking manual harvesting techniques, the couple has secured the title 'Winemakers of the Year 2022' by Falstaff. Utilizing a kaleidoscope of terroirs across 38 vineyards, they produce singular expressions of each grape variety that reflect their unique growing conditions.

Winery History

Ebner-Ebenauer's roots are as deeply embedded in history as their old vines, centered around a 400-year-old winery. This journey began with Manfred Ebenauer, originally a marketing student, who took a detour from his intended career path, transitioning to the role of a winemaker under his father's guidance. As fate would have it, he crossed paths with Marion, a fellow wine management student who quickly became his life and business partner. Together, they've successfully grown the winery from its original seven hectares to its current span of 20 hectares, converting to organic farming along the way.

Viticulture/Winemaking Style

At Ebner-Ebenauer, the winemaking philosophy rests on patience and nature's guidance. Manfred leverages spontaneous fermentation, allowing the wines to evolve naturally, undisturbed. Their vineyards are home to vines of above-average age, some over 70 years old, contributing significantly to the complexity and depth of their wines. Each parcel of grapes is harvested by hand and vinified separately, ensuring the truest expression of each site. The winery's no-frills approach eliminates reliance on pumps and technical equipment, further reinforcing their dedication to authenticity and time-honoured tradition.

Grape Varieties 

Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Zweigelt, St. Laurent

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Marion Ebner and Manfred Ebenauer of Ebner-Ebenauer winery holding a glass and bottle of wine.

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Awards & Press Our Latest Awards

Decanter Best Specialist Retailer USA 2022,  Decanter and IWC Specialist Merchant of the Year 2019 for our USA range.

Decanter Retailer Awards | Best USA Specialist
International Wine Challenge 2019 | Specialist Merchant of the Year USA

Roberson has 'bust out dancing' from the pandemic, its USA range outstanding in California but also beyond, and its achingly cool events featuring Californian tacos, live graffiti and 'the sweet beat of retro vinyl'.

Decanter Retailer Awards 2022