Kracher, and Sohm


The Burgenland wine producer Kracher is exceptional, as this obituary of Alois Kracher Jr from the Austrian Wine Marketing Board testifies. Not many people achieve near-legendary status ever in the wine business, but to do it in your forties is quite extraordinary. 

Sad as it was for those of us who so admired him to lose him at the age of just 48 in 2007, we have been immensely cheered to see what a worthy successor Alois's son Gerhard (on the right of this picture with Aldo Sohm) has proved to be. He has carried the standard as Austria's leading...