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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!

MONOVARIETAL OR CUVÉE - WHICH IS MORE ATTRACTIVE FOR BLAUFRÄNKISCH?

SCHATZKAMMERSAAL 09.30 am-10.45 am
Free entry
Language: German and English
Registration required: dagmar@grosswerk.com

Mittelburgenland DAC

Moderation: Elena Rameder & Clemens Tamegger

Mittelburgenland DAC is entirely focussed on Blaufränkisch. The variety is internationally recognised for its stellar quality and highly regarded because of its great ageing potential. While Blaufränkisch is often only considered ‘authentic’ when vinified as a monovarietal, the variety is highly successful as a component of numerous well-known cuvées. This master class will shed light on the characteristics of Blaufränkisch as monovarietal and in cuvées, tailoring the question to each respective target audience.


VIENNA - THE JOURNEY TO „GROSSE LAGE“

BURGRAUM 10.00 am-11.15 am
Free entry
Language: German
Registration required: oetw@wieninger.at

Österreichische Traditionsweingüter Wien

Moderation: Sascha Speicher

The Traditonsweingüter Wien have been dedicated to assessing the quality of their vineyard crus for over ten years now. They have meticulously selected a total of 12 single vineyards to be awarded Erste Lage status from the 2017 vintage on.
These Erste Lage vineyards are particularly unique, both in terms of their geology in combination with the microclimate, as well as in terms of their historical significance and the distinctive nature of their wine styles.
The six most outstanding Viennese vineyards shall now be tasted across three vintages to demonstrate their consistency and potential. Sascha Speicher, editor-in-chief at Meininger Verlag, will be moderating together with the winegrowers to illustrate the inimitability of each vineyard and explore the possibility of a Grosse Lage classification.


DIVERSITY WEINVIERTEL DAC: GRÜNER VELTLINER IN ALL ITS FACETS

KÜNSTLERZIMMER 11.15 am-12.30 pm
Free entry
Language: German and English
Registration required: anmeldung@weinvierteldac.at

Weinviertel DAC

Moderation: Willi Balanjuk

Weinviertel offers an exciting tasting highlight with its Weinviertel DAC, the first terroir wine in Austria, in many exciting facets. With great sensitivity, Willi Balanjuk, editor-in-chief of the Austrian wine guide A la Carte, tastes a selection ranging from wines from different terroirs and spanning generations, to flights exclusively produced by female winemakers. For the first time, VieVinum will also feature the long aged Weinviertel DAC Grosse Reserve (Grand Reserves) with their typically Veltliner aroma, exciting spices and harmonious interplay of fruit and acidity. Weinviertel DAC stands for potential, uniqueness and, above all, top quality. This tasting demonstrates how convincing the Weinviertel is in its diversity.


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

SCHATZKAMMERSAAL 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.


RARE AND RARER - THERMENREGION’S PINOT NOIR AND ZIERFANDLER

BURGRAUM 12.15 pm-01.30 pm
Free entry
Language: English
Registration required: vievinum@thermenregiondac.at

Thermenregion DAC

Moderation: Anne Krebiehl, MW

Explore two of Austria’s rarest grape varieties. One is a global superstar with a worldwide fan base, the other as rare as a protected species, both are at home in Austria’s Thermenregion.
“Thermenregion is all about nuances and to experience this, one must remain quiet, open and attentive. Virtues of fruit like clarity, transparency, depth and authenticity first then become apparent. If I want to enjoy a wine that is both quiet and honest, I will reach for a Pinot Noir from the Thermenregion.”
Explore some rare treasures in a commented tasting introduced by Anne Krebiehl, MW.


SEKT AUSTRIA - THE VIEW FROM AFAR

KÜNSTLERZIMMER 01.15 pm-02.30 pm
Free entry
Language: German and English
Registration required: info@sektaustria.at

Sekt Austria

Moderation: Miyuki Morimoto & Sascha Speicher

Sekt Austria is still a relatively young official designation of origin for Austrian Sekt of protected provenance and certified quality. The Sekt scene itself is extremely lively and brings together established producers while introducing a growing number of newcomers to the genre. Miyuki Morimoto, Executive Sommelier at the Conrad Hotel Tokyo (JPN), and Sascha Speicher, Meininger Verlag (GER), will present representative examples of the three categories Sekt Austria, Sekt Austria Reserve and Sekt Austria Grosse Reserve (Grande Reserve), seen from the perspective of experts from two different continents.
Visitors can also sample Austrian sparkling wine at the Sekt Austria bar in the foyer. Discover and enjoy a comprehensive range of Sekt Austria in the three categories Sekt Austria, Sekt Austria Reserve and Sekt Austria Große Reserve.


ROSÉ-COMPETITION: ROSALIA DAC VS. PROVENCE

SCHATZKAMMERSAAL 01.45 pm-03.00 pm
Free entry
Language: German and English
Registration required: office@rosaliadac.at

Rosalia DAC

Moderation: Georg Schweitzer

The comparison in figures may be unequal admittedly: eight Rosalia winemaker face about 560 producers, an area of 241 hectares in the wine region of Rosalia, 27.700 hectares in the region of Provence.
Are more than a dozen of grape varieties in Provence used for rosé wines, so is the focus in Rosalia on Blaufränkisch. That with dedication and high quality claim.
The clear confession to Rosé connects both wine regions. What defines the rosé wines of both regions, are the fresh and fruity flavors.
Like Provence, Rosalia is also betting on a bright future and scores with an excellent price-performance ratio.


GERD A. HOFFMANN ACADEMY - WHAT MAKES THE NEXT WINE GENERATION TICK?

BURGRAUM 02.30 pm-03.45 pm
Free entry
Language: German
Registration required: office@vievinum.com

Gerd A. Hoffmann Akademie

Moderation: Nicole Retter

As part of the VieVinum cross-mentoring programme, 13 promising young winemakers will be mentored by well-known personalities from society and the business world. These young winemakers can be encountered at their respective booths during the three days of the trade fair. As a special highlight, they will present a masterclass in the School of Wine, offering a summary of their experiences as a mentee and presenting a wine that they personally consider to be a signpost toward their future in viticulture. Nicole Retter (N. Retter GmbH) will be hosting and guiding the session.


WINES OF GREECE: SUSTAINABILITY WITH A SENSE OF PLACE

KÜNSTLERZIMMER 03.15 pm-04.30 pm
Free entry
Language: English
Registration required: sperpera@allaboutgreekwine.com

Wines of Greece / Greek Wine Federation

Moderation: Sofia Perpera

The masterclass will be an overview of today’s Greek wine sector and its potential for the future.
The presentation will provide a historical review from antiquity until today, including strengths, advantages and trends, as well as, a description of the most important winemaking regions of Greece. There will be a focus on the Greek vineyard which boasts over 300 indigenous grapes, cultivated in a diverse variety of microclimates and soils. Finally, we will taste wines from some of the top wineries throughout Greece.


THE ORIGINAL WORLD CHAMPION SAUVIGNON BLANCS (CONCOURS MONDIAL DU SAUVIGNON) FROM SOUTHERN STYRIA

SCHATZKAMMERSAAL 03.45 pm-05.00 pm
Free entry
Language: German (and English if required)
Registration required: info@weltmeister-winzer.com

Welt.Meister.Winzer

Moderation: Willi Balanjuk

Sommelier Willi Balanjuk presents all the winning wines of the "Welt Meister Winzer” from the various years of the competition and other selected Sauvignon Blancs. You can look forward, for example, to the Sauvignon Blanc from the Kodolitsch winery, which was recently awarded 100 points at the A LA CARTE Grand Cru tasting, as well as other signature Sauvignon Blancs from the Muster.Gamlitz, Skoff Original, Dreisiebner Stammhaus, Riegelnegg-Olwitschhof, Peter Skoff - Domäne Kranachberg and Adam-Lieleg wineries.


THE ULTIMATIVE VINUM RIESLING BATTLE: AUSTRIA VERSUS GERMANY

BURGRAUM 04.30 pm-05.45 pm
Free entry
Language: German
Registration required: vinum.eu/vievinum-masterclass

Vinum

Moderation: Claudia Stern & Prof. Dr. Walter Kutscher

The ultimate Riesling battle: Austria vs. Germany at VIEVINUM! Witness the top Rieslings of the 2021 vintage go head-to-head in an epic showdown. Staged by the European wine magazine VINUM, the renowned wine powers collide. Discover the unique character of the vintage and savor captivating taste duels. Claudia Stern (VINUM) and Prof. Dr. Walter Kutscher (Vienna Sommelier Association) promise unexpected surprises with the duel. Secure your tickets now and experience an unforgettable Riesling battle!


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