Rotweingut IBY - a story with tradition!
The IBY era begins in 1884. In 2017, Anton V (Quintus) and Eva Maria take over the business from their parents. They lead it with passion for wine.
This leads to the line of wines becoming even clearer and more concise, because the two of them concentrate on developing their own style, which dispenses with all kinds of wine enhancements, instead reflecting, without distortion, the characteristics of the grape variety, the soil, and the climate.
This makes a return to the large wooden barrel unavoidable. The result is red wines that are fruity, smooth, elegant and extremely rich in finesse, which are met with delight from the start.
In keeping with this wine style, a new label design is developed, including a redesign of the logo. The old-fashioned "IBY stripe" had to be dispensed with. In 2018, the new IBY design is presented to the public during the red wine harvest.
The font and the house are kept. The background is white, so that the 3 letters are clearly recognisable. Horitschon and Burgenland form the foundation. The oak leaf in the middle stands for Horitschon! Because, according to old tradition, Horitschon means the people of the oak forest. There used to be oaks where Blaufränkisch grows today.
New press house
In order to process and vinify the grapes even more gently, a new press house with a modern grape transfer system and a barrel ripening room with two temperature zones is built. The young wine needs higher temperatures for acid reduction, whereas the more mature wine feels more comfortable in cooler temperatures. It is important to preserve the precise fruit expression and fresh vitality of the wines. This way, wines can be made to last...