VinoPeople No. 30: Georg Prieler of Weingut Prieler in Burgenland, Austria

Georg Prieler, winemaker at Weingut Prieler in   Burgenland, Austria, where he makes great Blaufränkisch with his sister Silvia

©Weingut Prieler Georg Prieler

©Weingut Prieler Georg Prieler

The best advice I ever got: “Dahoam wacht der Weingarten” = a local Austrian saying that means you should never forget where your roots are.
My life motto: Great wines = great happiness
I am currently reading: Therry Theise’s ‘Reading between the Vines’
The most-played track on my iPod: Chopin’s Norcturne and Bach’s Wohltemperiertes Klavier
A wine that surprised me recently: 1978 Francois de Montille Pommard
My favourite newspaper/magazine: Neue Züricher Zeitung
My desert-island wine: Blaufränkisch and good Champagne
If I didn’t do my current job I would be: I’d be in medicine or economics
I most admire in people: Taking feelings into account when making decisions
I really detest: Moving further and further away from nature and forgetting to live
The skill I don’t currently possess but would like   to have: Speaking languages
I relax while: Being in nature, fishing, hunting and working in the vineyard
I have learnt a lot from: My parents, from NZ winemaker Rudi Bauer and Hiram Simon of the Vienna Wine Co.
My first taste of wine was: Weisburgunder when I was about 9
My last meal and sip will be: Paprika Hendl and Pinot Blanc
What do you want to show most in your wine? Austria, the region and the vineyard