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If you have a long memory, you will recall that this iconic estate was part of Terry Theise’s opening Austrian portfolio. We were therefore delighted when the family approached us to see if we would be interested in resuming relations, since we had nothing but positive recollections of our earlier co-operation. Styrian wines sell with the utmost of ease on the Austrian market, but have not done as well in America, perhaps because they compete so directly with other countries practising the “international” varieties, often at lower prices. So credit our farsighted friends for consciously offering us their wines at extremely competitive prices. The quality is unimpeachable across the range, from the entry-level Steirische Spiegel range to the trophies emanating from their celebrated single sites of Hochgrassnitzberg and Obegg. Polz has grown to a quite considerable size over the years. The core estate in Spielfeld sits quite literally on the Slovenian border, and offers as dramatic a picture as can be imagined, with its intersecting patchwork of vineyards trained at different angles across the steep folds of this verdant landscape. Because rainfall is so heavy in this region, grass and other cover crops are allowed to freely grow in all the rows, both to encourage competition and to fix the soil against erosion. Styria has now joined the DAC system, which is going to bring with it some very interesting changes to how the wines are categorized and sold. Young Christoph Polz, who has been making the wines now for the last several years, seems exceptionally well qualified to face the many challenges this and other developments will present him with. He and his younger brother Erich have now taken over the direction of the estate.
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Polz

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Producer:
Polz
Country:
Austria
Region:
Südsteiermark
Subregion:
Südsteiermark
City of Origin:
Spielfeld
Date Founded:
1912
Owner Name:
Erich Polz, Walter Polz
Vineyard Size:
80 HA
Total Annual Production:
400,000

Property History:

Our winery is situated in one of the best wine-growing locations in the Styria region of Austria. The geological nature of the soil, the many hours of sunshine and well-distributed rainfall are virtually ideal conditions for vinicultural purposes. However, the quality of the wine cannot be solely attributed to the favourable assistance of Mother Nature. Experience gathered over decades, the sustainability of thought and deed as well as uncompromisingly high quality standards are what turn a good harvest into a wine full of character. As such, our name Polz has stood for generations for a “terroir” that is cultivated almost exclusively by hand, thus enabling our produce to testify to our passionate commitment and loving attention to detail.

Owner History:

Erich & Walter took over in the mid 80´s. In 1994 they were the founding members of STK. STK-Steirische Terroir & Klassik Weingüter- is a free association of today 12 estates that have commited themselves to our region-specific wine culture and to outstanding quality. The STK seal is a protected trademark and garantuees for Styrian wines of the highest quality level.

Wines By Polz
Polz

2022 Sauvignon Blanc DAC (Südsteiermark)

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Polz

2021 Gelber Muskateller DAC (Südsteiermark)

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Polz

2021 Weissburgunder DAC (Südsteiermark)

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Polz

2020 Sauvignon Blanc Ried Theresienhohe "Therese" (Südsteiermark)

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Polz

2018 Sauvignon Blanc Ehrenhausen DAC (Südsteiermark) -

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Polz

2017 Sauvignon Blanc Ried Possnitzberg (Steiermark)

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Polz

2019 Sauvignon Blanc Ried Theresienhohe "Therese" (Steiermark) [15/375]

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Polz

2017 Sauvignon Blanc Ried Czamillonberg "Czamilla" (Steiermark)

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Polz

2021 Steirische Spiegel (Riesling - Sauvignon Blanc)

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Polz

2017 Sauvignon Blanc Ried Hochgrassnitzberg (Steiermark)

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