Vision

personenARACHON T.FX.T is Austria’s premier joint venture. Three acclaimed Austrian Wine­making Friends from three diffe­rent wine pro­du­cing regions in Austria came together:

  • Tibor SZEMES, a success­ful Négociant-Éleveur from Bur­gen­land
  • F.X. PICHLER, Grüner Veltliner and Riesling Legend from the Wachau
  • Manfred TEMENT, a leading Sau­vignon Blanc wine­maker from the South of Styria

Their VISION was to produce a Premium Red Wine in inter­natio­nally com­peti­tive quan­ti­ties using native and inter­national grape varieties, coupled with their exten­sive Know How in the Vine­yard Manage­ment and Wine­making ex­peri­ence. Their research led them to the Ver­einte Winzer Blau­fränkisch­land coope­ra­tive in the small town of Horitschon in Bur­gen­land, close to the Aus­trian-Hun­gari­an bor­der, and to wine­maker Wolf Gregor. The chosen name for the wine was ARACHON T.FX.T (pronounced Arra-Khon) – which was the old name of the town Horitschon around 1540. The T.FX.T stands for the three Partners, or “Directors” Tibor Szemes, F.X. Pichler and Manfred Tement. ARACHON T.FX.T is a blend of the indi­genous Blau­frän­kisch, with Merlot, Zweigelt and Caber­net Sauvi­gnon, and is cele­bra­ting its 10th Vintage with ARACHON T.FX.T 2005.