Ewald Tscheppe is one of the most distinctive wine growers of Austria. He biodynamically farms 8 hectares of vines in the southern part of Styria - a region famous for its ‘opok’ (limestone rich clay) soils. The winemaking culture in this part of Austria can be traced back to Roman times, and the region has some of the oldest Sauvignon Blanc vines outside France. Ewald’s winemaking philosophy can be resumed with his ‘Ex Vero’ wines. It means ‘from truth’ in Latin and captures Ewald’s primary concern, making honest and authentic wines. Most of Ewald’s wines are blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Morillon (Austrian name for Chardonnay), and are aged for at least 22 months in large oak barrels. The long ageing is an integral part of Ewald’s winemaking style.