Hareter is a 4th generation family estate producing certified organic wines from the Neusiedlersee region. The farm dates back to 1725. After graduating from viticulture school in Krems in 1996, Thomas Hareter slowly earned the respect of his parents Gerda and Mathias and in 2011 took over. With his forward thinking vision, the winery began their conversion to organic viticulture, and became fully certified in 2006.  Hareter makes his natural wines from the indigenous grapes of the region such as Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch, and St Laurent, while also crafting exceptional wines from international varietals like Chardonnay. The soils of his vineyards are rich in gravel and mineral deposits left behind from the sea which once covered the area, to which Thomas attributes the cool, fresh character of his wines. In addition to his commitment to organic viticulture, Thomas consciously abstains from using animal products in his wines, and uses only trace amounts of sulfites to keep his wines as pure and natural as possible!