↳ Judith Beck

Austria, Gols

Judith is a true force of nature.  Focussed in her biodynamic philosophy and uncompromising in the pursuit of quality.  Her creations are a true representation of grape, place and vintage.  

Her winery is run as a family business and positioned in the village of Gols, 1.5hrs south east of Vienna in the winemaking region of Burgenland.  Since 1976 the area under vine increased from 5 to 15 ha and since 2007 Judith has produced wines in accordance with biodynamic principles.  Her emphasis is on refining style whilst capturing the potential of the grape. Judith is passionate about traditional Austrian varieties: Blaufränkisch, St. Laurent and Neuberger.  She makes incredibly articulate versions, with her 'Bambule' labelleld wines exploring the wild side of the grape. Judith is an impressively calm, thoughtful person and that sense of relaxation seems to transmit itself into her wines, which possess a lightness of touch not always apparent in this region.

Beck's focus is on the vine growing. Biodynamics is an art of healing which takes advantage of the holistic curativeness of nature. The aim, to strengthen the natural resistance of the plant.
“We encourage the formation of humus, as a basis of healthy soils, by regularly applying cattle manure which we prepare ourselves and by cultivating grass between the rows. Herbal teas (such as stinging nettle, chamomile, field horsetail …) and biodynamic field sprays such as horn manure and horn silica are used under the consideration of moon rhythms; their purpose being to strengthen resistance and further the physiological ripeness of grapes.”
The goal is to make authentic wines with an individual character while at the same time maintaining healthy soil and an in balance eco system.