Place: Kremstal, Austria
Variety: Gruner Veltliner
High in the hills across the Danube River stands one of the most amazing buildings you will ever see—the breathtaking monastery that is Stift Göettweig, home to winemaking activity since 1094.
The Göttweiger Messwein, or altar wine, has been an institution in this Benedictine monastery for centuries. Messwein cannot be produced without the permission of the bishop, and it must be only natural and unaltered. Messwein is the lightest wine and low in alcohol, making it too easy to drink. Forgive us Father…