The winery Machherndl is situated in the heart of the Wachau, Austria's most famous region for the best wines. The area can easily be recognized by the characteristic hills Kollmitz and Kollmütz on the river banks of Danube. Gladly one refers to this wonderful region using classical terms such as "Mariandl", "apricot-blossoms" and the "blue Danube". Erich Machherndl has no problems with tradition; but finds it as important to breach with clichés – for instance with his Syrah, which is rather new in Austria
Erich Machherndl is not committed to media-effective key words of the commercial wine marketing. Instead of speculating with the status symbols of the modern viticulture, he sets on tradition – like the affectionate improving of nearly 100 years old vines. His personal commitment is carefully supported by modern cellar management.