The name Amber (Bernstein) evokes the ancient Amber road, the trade route that connected St. Petersburg to Venice. The Amber road passed through Rust and the vineyards next to Lake Neusiedl. In the Roman era, at the height of trade on this route, many different goods were transported, including spices, precious metals and stones, like Amber and wine. The 2019 Bernstein grapes were picked by hand and fermented on the skins, matured for one year in a 250 liter amphora without sulfur. “Totally natural, just like the Romans did it” says Heidi.