Not only a devout biodynamic farming practitioner since 2006, Birgit Braunstein lives a biodynamic life. A single mother since the birth of her two sons, Felix and Max, she steadily and remarkably advanced the quality of her family estate. Her vineyards are versatile mix of limestone, mica schist, and crystalline quartz, which offers her range a great deal of breadth and depth, and a multitude of compelling textures and mineral/metal impressions to go with their overt charm and exuberant personalities. Her vineyards are in Leitha Mountains on a gentle, southeast slope facing Lake Neusiedl. She has a compelling range of “natural” wines cellar aged in amphora and concrete. In her classic still wine range, the Zweigelt “Mitterjoch” is grown on schist soil and fermented in steel to encourage naturally bright and fresh red fruit qualities. Classically darker and more textured, her Blaufrankish wines are grown on limestone soils and are often cellar aged in older barrels.