A newcomer to the Wachau, Peter Veyder – Malberg (pronounced Feyder – Malberg) is engulfed in deep exploration of the region’s history, microclimates, terroirs and characters. Farming vineyard sites from the coolest microclimates to the warmest microclimates, Peter’s wines are clearly a fresh and authentic impression of the Wachau. Vintage 2008 was his first to farm in this historic Danube influenced region, and vintage 2008 is the first he has exported to the United States. An experienced winemaker, with more than 20 harvests in Austria and abroad, as well as a dedicated organic farmer, Peter is eager to share the results of his quest for exceptional, expressive and vibrant wines. Look for the “handarbeit” signature on Peter’s bottles, an indication that his wines are “handmade.” On the terraced slopes of the “Hochrain” in Wösendorf, this Grüner Veltliner is thriving in deep löss soils. Here, the wines develop nutty and spicy tones with yellow fruit aromas. In comparison with the Veltliner from primary rock, the “Hochrain” is a precise example of how much the soil influences the character of the wine.