Leo HILLINGER: with consistency to success
Years of apprenticeship and travelling: born in Eisenstadt, he grew up in Jois. Surrounded by vineyards and grapes. So wine was always a major element in Leo HILLINGER’s environment. His father was a wine merchant, with a traditional wine tavern on top of that. The young Leo acquired his first professional polish during an internship in Rheinland-Pfalz, and began to assemble other knowledge. The wine is one thing. Economics is the other. And so he graduated from his training in Germany as a certified economist and a master of viticulture.
Setbacks & ascent: after further sojourns abroad – including in California – finally the return to Jois. Entry onto the wine scene. With many setbacks, before the ascent became successful. Leo HILLINGER is not a man who only tells the pretty parts of the story. His path was rocky and he speaks openly about it. But this path has led him to where he wanted to go. How he achieved his goal? ‘With consistency, consistency, consistency’, is the direct answer.