With March being Women's History Month, and March 8th International Women's Day, we are featuring some of our women winemakers & women-run wineries. We hope you'll join us in celebrating the successes and empowerment of women in the wine world and beyond, and raise a glass to women everywhere with a wine that suits the occasion!
Angela Michlits, Winemaker at biokult
Angela Michlits is the primary winemaker for biokult wines from Pamhagen, Austria. Growing up, Angela’s parents had always possessed a passion for wines. While there was no family wine estate or winery connection, she always shared their passion.
During her summers while attending college, Angela conducted winery internships. She was so enthusiastic about winemaking that she abdicated her formal studies in favor of an additional official winery apprenticeship opportunity, only to later return to her enological university studies. That’s where Angela met her future husband Werner Michlits. Together they decided to continue transforming Werner’s family estate.
From the beginning Angela was in charge of all the winemaking and vinification processes. While their three children are at school, Angela spends her day in the cellar with her colleagues. She understands the use of traditional wine growing and winemaking techniques and has developed them in modern ways. Her and her husband’s search for establishing the best conditions and thus letting nature do its best work for the wines without excessive human intervention is very innovative and contemporary. The family has become a world-renowned producer of high quality organic wines from vines grown with care using Biodynamic principles, and their products and production methods are revolutionary for the region.
Featured wine: Biokult Grüner Veltliner - Burgenland - 2019
One of our top selling Biodynamic wines! Aromas of lemon, lime, and gardenia with a very crisp dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a long, tart nectarine skin and refreshing and dry snap pea finish. Excellent acidity with pleasant floral notes.Made with certified organic grapes. Certified Biodynamic. Vegan. Non-GMO Project Verified.
Read more of our Women in Wine series here.