Weingut Johann Donabaum produces classically styled Riesling and Gruner Veltliner in Spitz and St. Michael in the western stretches of the Wachau. After graduating from Oenology school in Krems, Johann worked at F.X. Pichler in 1996. He started to take over the winemaking at his family estate at the age of 19. The Donabaum vineyards produce 60,000 bottles per year and are composed of rocky outcrops and Loess. They include the prestigious Spitzer Point, Zornberg and Kirchweg for Grüner Veltliner and Offenberg and Setzberg for Riesling. He has won the Decanter award for best Riesling of the year three times.