Lisa Bauer

Distiller, Winemaker Fehring, Styria

Lisa Bauer grew up in the Styrian volcanic region as the daughter of a family of winegrowers. Here her family runs a small mixed farm and a “Buschenschank”, a tavern typical for this region for self-pressed wines and cold dishes.

At the College of Viticulture Silberberg in Styria she received her first training and then graduated from the Federal College of Viticulture and Pomology in Klosterneuburg near Vienna with A levels and Bachelor. In addition to studying viticulture and oenology, Lisa Bauer acquired extensive expertise in fruit processing, mashing and distillation. From childhood on she was already familiar with distilling, because at the parental farm the homegrown fruits were distilled in a small 90-liter pot still.

During her internship at a Mallorcan wine estate, Bauer learned to make gin in the connected distillery. After her apprenticeship, she took a job as a distiller in a large distillery, where up to 2 million kilos of pears, plums and apricots were processed each year. In 2016 she worked at a winery in Casablanca Chile and in a bodega in Argentina. There she was involved in the construction of the new distillery Casa Tapaus, distilled from pomace of the winery Grappa and was responsible for the development of the first gin.

At the end of 2016 Bauer returned to Austria and founded her own gin brand. She wants, as she emphasizes, “to distill opulent gins that stay in your memory. A lot of juniper and many botanicals are supposed to shape the complex taste pattern.”

Due to her excellent education and many years of experience Lisa Bauer is already a true connoisseur of aromas and herbs. She creates her recipes like a perfumer. In advance, she thinks exactly what aromas and drugs she needs for a perfect composition.

For the Freimeisterkollektiv Lisa Bauer developed her first vermouth.