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School of Wine

A visit to VieVinum also means getting to know many regions and myriad grape varieties in greater depth, along with the associated winemaking philosophies. The diversified programme of the School of Wine with its top-flight masterclasses is ideal for this. Presentations will be organised by winegrower groups from a wide range of nations, along with specialist media from Austria and Germany.

Register now for one of the tastings and look forward to fascinating wine knowledge!

Please note: To attend one of the masterclasses, a VieVinum ticket for the respective day is required in addition to the registration!

AUSTRIAN WINE UPDATE WITH CHRIS YORKE

SCHATZKAMMERSAAL 09.45 am-10.45 am
Free entry
Language: English
Registration required: event@austrianwine.com

Austrian Wine Marketing Board

Moderation: Chris Yorke

Chris Yorke, CEO of Austrian Wine (Austrian Wine Marketing Board), will present the latest developments on Austrian wine. This will be followed by the awarding of the international Bacchus Award. With this award, Austrian Wine honors people in the international wine business for their outstanding contributions to Austrian wine.


12 SHADES OF WINE - PERSPECTING STK GRAND CRUS OF STYRIA!

KÜNSTLERZIMMER 09.45 am-11.00 am
Free entry
Language: German and English
Registration required: monika@tement.at

Steirische Terroir & Klassik Weingüter

Get to know to twelve wineries with strong personalities, individual stories and highly distinctive wines – united by a common constant: Styria at its best. Experience a journey through the most outstanding and best-known single vineyards of the STK-wineries Frauwallner, Gross, Lackner-Tinnacher, Maitz, Neumeister, Polz, Erwin Sabathi, Hannes Sabathi, Sattlerhof, Tement, Winkler-Hermaden & Wohlmuth.


NEUSIEDLERSEE DAC. PURE ORIGIN FROM THE GREAT STEPPE LAKE. MASTERPIECE ZWEIGELT & WORLD CHAMPION SWEET WINES.

BURGRAUM 11.30 am-12.45 pm
Free entry
Language: English
Registration required: neusiedlersee-dac.wine/vievinum24

Neusiedlersee DAC

Moderation: Paula Redes Sidore MS

Austria’s most eastern DAC region is an entirely independent microcosm, unmistakably characterized by the large steppe lake and the salt & soda pools. It is here that we find a unique wold of organism. The immediate proximity of the vineyards to areas of water, the broad swatches of open landscape ant the prevailing Pannonian microclimate all benefit the vinification of harmonious, fruity red wines whose value for money is highly regarded around the world. These favourable conditions allow Austria’s most popular red grape variety Zweigelt to develop an expression pointing the way for the entire country. Neusiedlersee DAC is also rightly considered a designation of origin for one of the truly great sweet wine destinations in the world. Join this very special masterclass tasting hosted by the renowned wine expert and Master Sommelier Paula Redes Sidore MS.


GRÜNER VELTLINER IN TIMES OF GLOBAL WARMING

SCHATZKAMMERSAAL 12.00 pm-02.00 pm
Entrance fee: 100 Euro
Language: German and English
Registration required: vinea-wachau.at

Vinea Wachau

Moderation: Gerhard Retter

In terms of climate conditions, the wine community has seen more than one record in recent years. How is climate change impacting wine styles? Will Austria's leading variety withstand the changes? Vinea Wachau and Gerhard Retter present recent Grüner Veltliner vintages from warm growing seasons at the VieVinum 2024 wine fair.


2015 & 2019 CARNUNTUM MATURED - MASTERCLASS @ VIEVINUM

KÜNSTLERZIMMER 12.45 pm-02.00 pm
Free entry
Language: English
Registration required: carnuntum@wine-partners.at

Rubin Carnuntum Weingüter

Moderation: Clemens Riedl

Carnuntum is at its best under a magnifying glass.
Freshness, elegance, silkiness, finesse, savoury fruit, balance, ... all these wonderful qualities were ascribed to Carnuntum wines from the 2015 and 2019 vintages from the very beginning. They are undoubtedly two great vintages.
What ageing potential lies in these exceptional vintages from Austria's only red wine region on the Danube? Clemens Riedl from trinkreif, Austria's expert for mature wines, explores this question together with winegrowers. Around 18 single vineyard wines from these acclaimed vintages will be opened and discussed.


THE GREAT VINEYARDS OF THE RENOWNED WINERIES OF BURGENLAND

BURGRAUM 02.00 pm-03.15 pm
Free entry
Language: German and English
Registration required: office@rwb.at

Renommierte Weingüter Burgenland

The Renowned Wineries of Burgenland present their wines from the best vineyard sites in Burgenland.
The focus is on terroir. Various soils and microclimates lend the wines of the Renowned Wineries of Burgenland inimitable character and authenticity. The wines of the RWB speak of incomparable origins. Ranging from the mineral gravel and sandy loam of the plain, the shell limestone and mica schist of the Leitha Mountains and Ruster Hügelland, or the calcareous loam and clay soils of Mittelburgenland, and ferruginous soils of Südburgenland, very diverse conditions leave their unique imprints on the wines of Burgenland.
Join the winegrowers of the Renowned Wineries of Burgenland on a journey of discovery. Explore and taste great growths from the best vineyards of Burgenland.


BEST OF VALUE BURGUNDY

KÜNSTLERZIMMER 02.45 pm-04.00 pm
Entrance fee: 30 Euro
Language: German (and explanations in English if required)
Registration required: weinco.at/eve…

WEIN & CO

Moderation: Willi Klinger

Do you love Pinot Noir, preferably from Burgundy, but despair at the prices? No need to panic, because there are alternatives to the big names. These arise mainly when there is a generational change in wineries with good sites, whose wines were previously supplied to the trade and where the youngsters are now bottling their own wines. In these cases, it is still possible to get hold of well-known Villages appellations or Premiers Crus at reasonable prices.
However, climate change is also increasingly favouring the formerly cooler sites: especially the Hautes Côtes above the Côte de Beaune or Nuits-St-Georges. Or the lesser-known places such as Santenay or St. Romain, but also those that are summarised under the name Côte de Nuits Villages. This also applies to Chablis and the Beaujolais Crus.
Willi Klinger shows you 10 of his most exciting finds.


THREE ASI WORLD TOP SOMMELIERS PRESENT THEIR FAVOURITE AUSTRIAN WINES

SCHATZKAMMERSAAL 03.00 pm-04.30 pm
Free entry
Language: English
Registration required: event@austrianwine.com

Austrian Wine Marketing Board

Moderation: Raimonds Tomsons, Pascaline Lepeltier & Reeze Choi

Step into the world of Austrian wine, guided by the leading ASI Top Sommeliers of the World!
Join us for an exceptional Masterclass, driven by the knowledge and passion of three very different but outstanding sommeliers. Raimonds Tomsons, currently worlds best sommelier from Latvia, french-born Pascaline Lepeltier, currently active in New York, as well as Hong Kong based Reeze Choi, will all share their very personal view on Austrian wine.


SAME BUT DIFFERENT

BURGRAUM 04.00 pm-05.15 pm
Free entry
Language: German and English
Registration required: jungewildewinzer.at/vievinum

Junge Wilde Winzer

Moderation: Gerhard Retter & Dirk Würtz

Grüner can only be fresh and spicy? We don’t think so. Müller Thurgau only goes well for entry level wines? We prove you’re wrong! Red wine must be heavy? Nope! Together with Gerhard Retter, who is an all over the place known Maitre and Sommelier and Dirk Würtz from St. Antony winery we will talk about those facts and many other things during our masterclass SAME BUT DIFFERENT. Together we will taste a great variety of wines we all know, yet we will show you our very own interpretation of these wines and varieties. All 14 Junge Wilde Winzer and our guest winemakers will show you a great diversity and talk about prejudices and myths about certain grape varieties and wine styles. Be there and find out for yourself!


STYRIAN SAUVIGNON BLANC

KÜNSTLERZIMMER 04.45 pm-06.00 pm
Free entry
Language: German
Registration required: mailchi.mp/steirischerwein/anmeldung-vievinum-masterclass

Wein Steiermark

Moderation: Michael Simon

Sauvignon Blanc became the flagship and ambassador of Styria a long while ago. Since the introduction of the DAC classification pyramid, it has been the leading variety in all three growing regions, Weststeiermark, Südsteiermark and Vulkanland Steiermark. This Masterclass highlights the spectrum and offers an in-depth insight into the Styrian terroir and its diversity.


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