The winery, run by Toni and Ilse Bodenstein, is based in the pretty village of Weissenkirchen, mid-way up the Wachau between the eastern end (warmed by southerly air currents from the Pannonian plain) and the cooler western end, but still manages to produce mainly Smaragd wines - the highest level of ripeness. It is also one of the great names in the Wachau.
Prager's wines at any level are pure, precise minerally and intense with concentration and focus - the younger of the two was ripe, grapefruity and mineral, but the older "stockkultur" vines had produced a richer, riper and more intense wine.
The final wine, a Riesling Steinriegel, was also ripe, minerally and intense.
Austria does not really do any "bargain-basement" wines - limited vineyard area and the relatively high costs of production make it impractical from the wines to be produced in mass-market quantities.
However, at the top end, the wines are world class, but not yet priced accordingly; this is the area where Prager operates - with only a few entry-level wines priced below about €20 - so although the wines are not in the everyday price bracket, they do represent something of a bargain.
They wines were presented by Field, Morris & Verdin.
Grüner Veltliner Achtleiten 2009
Grüner Veltliner Achtleiten 2009 "Stokkultur"
Riesling Steinriegel 2009
Prager - http://www.weingutprager.at/
Field, Morris & Verdin - http://www.fmvwines.com/