Side Events

A visit to VieVinum also means exploring different wine regions, grape varieties
and the associated vintners’ philosophies. This will best be accomplished
by attending some of the diverse programs with special tastings moderated
by top-class experts.

11:30 am - June 9

Tasting with Respect

Schatzkammersaal 11:30-12:45

Free entrance

Language: English

Exclusively limited to press, hospitality and trade.

Registration required: vievinum@havel-petz.at

+43 1 913 42 74

www.respekt-biodyn.bio

ALREADY BOOKED OUT

Conducted by Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate


respekt-BIODYN: Internationally renowned wineries in Austria, Germany,
Italy and Hungary. Wineries that stand for the highest quality wines, with
maximum individuality. Founded in 2007, these twenty-two vintners
produce their wines according to strict biodynamic guidelines, and will
present one wine each at this event to represent of their winery.
And they are: Paul Achs, Judith Beck, Clemens Busch, Steffen
Christmann, Kurt Feiler, Karl Fritsch, Michael Goëss-Enzenberg/Manincor,
Andreas Gsellmann, Gernot Heinrich, Johannes Hirsch, Fred Loimer,
Hans Nittnaus, Bernhard Ott, Gerhard Pittnauer, Claus Preisinger,
Hansjörg Rebholz, Franz Wehrheim, Franz Reinhard Weninger, Fritz
Wieninger/Wieninger & Hajszan Neumann, Philipp Wittmann and
Herbert Zillinger.

12:30 pm - June 9

The old Wachau?

Metternichsaal 12:30-14:30

Entrance fee: € 80 per person

Limited number of participants

Event begins promptly

Registration required:

office@vinea-wachau.at

For decades, names like Achleiten, Loibenberg and Singerriedel have graced
the labels of bottles, designating wines of unique character. First mentioned
in 14th century documents, these vineyard names have been faithfully
preserved for generations. Today, these witnesses to a centuries-old heritage
stand at the pinnacle of designations of origin. Vinea Wachau invites you
to discover how Wachau vineyard names developed and to learn about the
history of Wachau wines through vintages covering four decades.

Tasting with commentary, including simultaneous interpreting into English.

14:00 pm - June 9

2015 – A great year for great wines from the Renowned Wineries of Burgenland

Schatzkammersaal

14:00-15:15

Free entrance

Registration required:

office@rwb.at

The year: A good amount of rain, plenty of sunshine, balanced growth,
cool nights during the ripening stage, settled and dry weather when
harvesting, good sugar concentration – a vintage that leaves nothing to
be desired.

The wines: Much like a good many superstars, great vintages
capture the heart of the true wine-lover. Talent, character and ageing
potential are raved about from the very beginning. A good many stars
then end up in a bottle and the consumer’s glass far too early.As
members of RWB, we attach great importance to making sure that our
wines have time to age slowly and steadily – we advocate giving great
wines from great vintages whatever time they need.

More than 30 months
after the harvest, we want to allow a glimpse of the best examples of the
great 2015 vintage and venture to take a peek at the future.

15:00 pm - June 9

Young winemakers who've matured in a wild way

Künstlerzimmer 15:00-16:15

Free entrance

Registration required:

office@thiery-weber.at

We set out to ask the big question: ‘Who ages better? We or our wines?’
We fear the answer but still dare to put ourselves to the test. 15 winemakers,
no longer young but still wild, open bottles that they produced early in their
career. Juvenile indiscretions or early masterpieces? We will see. In the
presence of the winemakers we will taste ourselves through time and talk
about then and now.


Presented by: Dirk Würtz

16:00 pm - June 9

BEST OLD WORLD PINOT NOIR, OUTSIDE OF BURGUNDY

Schatzkammersaal 16:00-17:30

Entrance fee: € 35 per person

Language: English

Limited number of participants

Registration required:

c.schefbeck@mac-hoffmann.com

ALREADY BOOKED OUT

The alpine wine-growing areas of Europe such as Austria, Switzerland, Alto
Adige and Germany have been producing world class Pinot Noirs for the past
few decades. Following a recent tasting organised by Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
entitled ‘The World‘s Greatest Pinot Noirs Today, Outside of Burgundy’ that
focused exclusively on rare Pinots of the New World, this masterclass will
examine the potential of the Pinot Noirs from German-speaking Europe. This
comparative tasting conducted by international Masters of Wine and other
leading experts is supported by The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) and
Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB).

16:00 pm - June 9

United by Blaufränkisch - 60 producers from 8 countries

Metternichsaal 16:00-18:00
Exclusiv for press, gastronomy and trade visitors
For more information please email:
blaufraenkisch@wine-partners.at

Some sixty wine producers from Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania

and the Czech Republic, along with colleagues from Slovenia and Austria,

will be presenting their finest wines made from the noble grape variety

known variously as LEMBERGER / KÉKFRANKOS / FRANKOVKA MODRÁ /

BURGUND MARE / FRANKOVKA / MODRA FRANKINJA or BLAUFRÄNKISCH,

each in three vintages. This tasting will provide a showcase for the many

variants and their individual nuances, as well as the differing terroirs of

this great autochthonous Central European variety. The presentation

should also provide plenty of material for discussion and stimulating

conversations with the winegrowers about their essential visions, their

passion and their individual interpretations of the Blaufränker.

Some sixty wine producers from Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and the Czech Republic, along with colleagues from Slovenia and Austria, will be presenting their finest wines made from the noble grape variety known variously as LEMBERGER / KÉKFRANKOS / FRANKOVKA MODRÁ / BURGUND MARE / FRANKOVKA / MODRA FRANKINJA or BLAUFRÄNKISCH, each in three vintages. This tasting will provide a showcase for the many variants and their individual nuances, as well as the differing terroirs of this great autochthonous Central European variety. The presentation should also provide plenty of material for discussion and stimulating conversations with the winegrowers about their essential visions, their passion and their individual interpretations of the Blaufränker.

16:45 pm - June 9

Leithaberg and its vineyard sites - presentedin white and red

Künstlerzimmer 16:45-18:00

Free entrance

Registration required:

wein@leithaberg.at

Limestone and mica-schist, Lake Neusiedl and Leitha Mountain, traditional
grape varieties are the perfect conditions for great single vineyard wines
from Leithaberg.

Get to know the region with its renowned wines like
Goldberg, Altenberg, Gritschenberg,… during a set tasting held by
Raimonds Tomsons, Sommelier European Champion. Let yourself be won
over by the best Leithaberg wines out of Blaufränkisch, Chardonnay,
Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Blanc and Neuburger.

09:30 am - June 10

Zweigelt – the underappreciated grape variety!

Metternichsaal 09:30-12:00
For more information, please contact:
zweigelt@wine-partners.at
Language: English
Exclusively limited to press, hospitality and trade

In this master class (presented in English), renowned wine expert Anne
Krebiehl MW will get to the bottom of the barrel, exploring the characteristics
and special features of the grape variety Zweigelt. In fact, there is a wide
spectrum of samples here waiting to be analysed: the grape is cultivated in
almost all of Austria’s winegrowing regions – in Kamptal, in Wagram, in the
Thermenregion, in the Weinviertel, in Vienna, in Carnuntum, all around Lake
Neusiedl in Burgenland and in Styria ...
Zweigelt’s expressive nature changes with the territory, developing widely
varied personalities. In a blind tasting, one becomes aware of which soils,
which climatic conditions and which methods of vinification yield the most
satisfying results. But which style has the greatest chances of achieving
international success? What does the future hold for this very Austrian vine?
Exciting questions that you can explore with well-informed moderator Ms
Krebiehl and the winegrowers.

10:00 am - June 10

Wiener Gemischter Satz – The capital wine of Vienna

Schatzkammersaal 10:00-11:15

Free entrance

Language: English

Registration required:

welcome@wienwein.at

The WienWein group wants to take you on a journey through the vineyards
of Vienna, a winegrowing region which is by no means the largest wine
region for a city. The most important wine in the city of Vienna is the
‘Wiener Gemischter Satz’, a style of wine with a very long viticultural
tradition in this region. The vines of different grape varieties literally grow
‘mixed together’ in a vineyard. These grapes are harvested, pressed and
processed together, to reflect regional typicity and terroir. Since 2013,
it has boasted the award of the coveted DAC status and the WienWein
group would like to give you an insight into the influence of varietals,
signature, terroir and ageing potential.

11:00 am - June 10

Weinviertel DAC Reserve in comparison with international greats

Künstlerzimmer 11:00-12:15

Language: German

Free entrance

Registration required:

j.steinwender@weinvierteldac.at

www.weinvierteldac.at

The Weinviertel presents an exciting tasting highlight with the opportunity to measure its top wines against classics from regions like Piedmont, Chablis and Meursault. Since the 2009 vintage, the Weinviertel DAC Reserve wines have been positioned in the premium wine segment and enthuse national and international connoisseurs and sommeliers with their impressive quality and ability to pair well with food. Typical Grüner Veltliner aroma of white pepper, piquant spice and harmonious play of fruit and acidity are attributes of Weinviertel DAC Reserve that provide tremendous pleasure. “Reserve” is the accolade that stands for ageing potential, uniqueness and above all, for highest quality. Just how much these wines deserve this accolade is demonstrated in this tasting of a selection of the best Weinviertel DAC Reserve wines alongside great international classics of the wine world.

12:30 pm - June 10

Austria Advanced Level – The Great Wines from the Thermenregion: Master Class & Grand Tasting

Schatzkammersaal 12:00-13:15

Free entrance

Language: German and English

Registration required:

info@weinland-thermenregion.at

Interested in learning about one of Austria's original wine regions and its
exciting varietals? Join us for an exploration of the Thermenregion, located
in the heart of the Austrian wine country, with its signature mesoclimate
and terroir. This region is renowned for two of the noblest and most historically
important white varietals of Austria: Zierfandler and Rotgipfler. Journey
through the evolution of these unique, native varietals from their origins to
the current wines of extraordinary quality and character.

Discover the distinctive terroir of the Thermenregion's signature red wines:
Pinot Noir and St. Laurent. Broaden your Austrian wine expertise and come
for a fascinating and insightful workshop with Dr Josef Schuller MW, and
the leading winemakers of the region.

13:00 pm - June 10

Wines of Croatia and Slovenia

Künstlerzimmer 13:00-14:15

Free entrance

Language: Englisch

Registration required:

ana@vinart.hr

Speaker: Saša Špiranec, wine writer, regional specialist


Croatia and Slovenia are exciting and emerging wine regions with lots of
unique and authentic wines. This master class will give you an opportunity
to experience the most important varieties of these two countries. All the
wines are representatives of their local heritage, but at the same time
ultimately delicious and modern. Malvazija Istriana of Croatian and
Slovenian Istria is a magnificent variety produced in a range of styles – from
refreshing everyday wines to complex and developed ones with serious
ageing potential. Graševina is a star of the continental part of both countries,
the most common and the most popular variety produced in a range of styles –
all the way from dry to ice wines. Teran and Refosco are reds which yield
a special quality in Istria, and Plavac Mali is the king of reds in Dalmatia.

14:00 pm - June 10

Can the significance of individual vineyard sites (Rieden) be measured?

Metternichsaal 14:00

Language: English

Exclusively limited to press, hospitality and trade;

Registration required:

erstelagen@wine-partners.at

#AustrianErsteLagen

#oetw

The Österreichischen Traditionsweingüter don’t make things easy for
themselves. Beginning in 1992, the growers’ association has set itself the
task of establishing a system of classification for vineyard sites in Austria.

But is there a way of objectively quantifying and communicating the
significance of the individual sites? What parameters set an Erste Lage
(1er Cru, first growth) site apart from a good, solid vineyard? How does one
decide to designate a site «Grosse Lage» (Grand cru)? Chairman Michael
Moosbrugger (Schloss Gobelsburg) will deliver a talk, to be followed by a
discussion, in which the criteria relevant to evaluating classified vineyard
sites will be delineated.

The focal point of this session will be the presentation
of those regions that will as of 2018 become a part of the classification
process, and thus advance the Österreichischen Traditionsweingüter
association towards becoming a national movement.

15:00 pm - June 10

SWISS WINE SPECIALITIES FROM THE MÉMOIRE TREASURY

Künstlerzimmer 15:00-16:15

Free entrance

Registration required:

www.swiss-wine-connection.ch/vievinum/

More information:

www.swisswine.ch, www.mdvs.ch

Patronage:

Swiss Wine Promotion

Switzerland is rich in wine specialties from native grapes like Arvine,
Bondola and Completer, just to name a few. What characterises almost all
of these wines, from rare to the rarest grape varieties, is their surprising
ageing potential. The renowned association Mémoire des Vins Suisses,
whose members are the elite of Swiss wine producers, experts and
journalists from throughout the country, carefully fosters several of these
mainly alpine jewels in its treasury of memorable wines. For the first
time at VieVinum, it will be possible to taste selected wines of the treasury,
some over ten years old, which have long been sold out commercially.
The goal of this exclusive tasting, moderated by Mémoire co-founder
Andreas Keller, is to show the often underestimated ageing potential and
thus the nobility of great Swiss wines. Be sure to take advantage of this
rare opportunity.

16:00 pm - June 10

International sparkling wine contest – Austria v. Germany

Schatzkammersaal 16:00-17:15

Free entrance

Registration required:

rudolf.knoll@t-online.de

The Germans drink much more sparkling wine per head than the Austrians,
but which country can lay claim to the best sparkling wine collections?
An answer to this question is being provided by the traditional, and once again
very exciting international contest being organised by the European wine
magazine VINUM. The Austrians and Germans are squaring up in sparkling
form across categories such as Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and
Sauvignon Blanc. Team leaders Dr. Walter Kutscher (Austria) and Rudi Knoll
(Germany) have each selected eleven top-quality sparkling wines, which will
be tasted blind in a 20-point system by a specialist panel with equal
representation from both countries. Which country will be popping corks
when it is all over?

16:45 pm - June 10

SWISS WINE SPECIALITIES FROM THE MÉMOIRE TREASURY

Künstlerzimmer 16:45-18:00

Free entrance

Registration required:

www.swiss-wine-connection.ch/vievinum/

More information:

www.swisswine.ch, www.mdvs.ch

Patronage:

Swiss Wine Promotion

Switzerland is rich in wine specialties from native grapes like Arvine,
Bondola and Completer, just to name a few. What characterises almost all
of these wines, from rare to the rarest grape varieties, is their surprising
ageing potential. The renowned association Mémoire des Vins Suisses,
whose members are the elite of Swiss wine producers, experts and
journalists from throughout the country, carefully fosters several of these
mainly alpine jewels in its treasury of memorable wines. For the first
time at VieVinum, it will be possible to taste selected wines of the treasury,
some over ten years old, which have long been sold out commercially.
The goal of this exclusive tasting, moderated by Mémoire co-founder
Andreas Keller, is to show the often underestimated ageing potential and
thus the nobility of great Swiss wines. Be sure to take advantage of this
rare opportunity.

10:30 am - June 11

Austrian Sekt: Protected designation of origin – proven quality | A „ripened“ vertical

Künstlerzimmer 10:30-11:45

Entrance: 15 Euro

Registration required:

info@oesterreichsekt.at

Austrian Sparkling Wine Committee presents a tasting along the three
steps of the newly established quality pyramid for Austrian sparkling wine
of protected origin:


Klassik – Reserve – Grand Reserve


Within this guided tasting trade visitors gain an insight into taste development
during longer storage. What gives a product the capacity for longer storage?
Explore the new pyramidal quality system and gain a perspective on products
of the three different levels. Also visit the Austrian Sparkling Wine Committee
at its own Sparkling Wine Bar at ‘Platzl’, just past the grand staircase.
Discover and enjoy the broad variety of Austrian sparkling wine. Watch out for
the label ‘Austrian Sparkling Quality’ in the catalogue and ask for sparkling
products at these exhibitors̕ stands.

11:45 am - June 11

Digging deep: Styria’s great soil variety by comparison

Schatzkammersaal 11:45-13:00

Free entrance

Language: English

Registration required:

weinsteiermark@steirischerwein.at

James E. Wilson once aptly called the soil “the soul of the vineplant”. And indeed the soil’s great significance for the wine – naturally in connection with myriad other factors influencing the terroir – cannot be contested.
Together, let us take a journey into deeper grounds and discover the great diversity of Styrian soils. For this, we will taste the king of Styrian grape varieties: the Sauvignon blanc from sand, slate, gravel but also fossil limestone, volcanic rocks and “Opok”. In addition to that, we will look into the genesis of Styrian soils.

Speakers: Alexander Koblinger MS, Caro Maurer MW, Sascha Speicher

13:00 pm - June 11

Characteristic Wines of Styria - Unmistakable winemaker signatures X distinctive style

Künstlerzimmer 13:00-14:15
Free entrance
Limited number of participants
Registration required:
cwst@gmx.at

The “characteristic wineries of Styria” consisting of the wineries Hirschmugl Domaene, Jaunegg Daniel, Oberguess, Weinhof Scharl Josef and Zweytick Ewald take you on a journey through the different vineyards of Styria. Not only are we going to present wines representative of their particular terroir, but also share stories about their Styrian regions. Not at all replaceable!
Taste Styrian Classics, matured Terroir- and single wines and modern, new wine masterpieces.
Top- sommelier Gerhard Retter will comment four flights of each 5 wines – we promise distinctive vintner signature and unique stylistic.

14:15 pm - June 11

MITTELBURGENLAND DAC – TERROIR AND AGEING POTENTIAL OF GREAT BLAUFRÄNKISCH WINES

Schatzkammersaal 14:15-15:30

Free entrance

Languages: German & English

Registration required

werk@grosswerk.com

Twenty years of VieVinum provide the winegrowers of Mittelburgenland with the perfect occasion to stage a retrospective reaching back to the year 1997. They will be presenting vintages that were instantly recognised as ‘great’, along with misunderstood geniuses that first began to shine after a number of years in the cellar. Here you can taste marvellous gems from twenty years of Blaufränkisch from Mittelburgenland, led by Sascha Speicher (Editor in chief meiningers sommelier) and Piotr Pietras (Director of Wine, Hide, London). Discover which parameters have proven to be a recipe for success in the long term and what predictions can be derived for current vintages.

15:30 pm - June 11

Wines from Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro

Künstlerzimmer 15:30-17:00

Free entrance

Language: English

Registration required:

ana@vinart.hr

Speakers:

Zoltán Gyõrffy, Hungary

Igor Luković, Serbia

Being aware of the increasing interest in wines and varieties from Hungary,
Serbia, Romania, Macedonia and other regions of New Europe, this
master class will give you an overview of authentic wine styles from those
countries. All the wines are representative of their local heritage. Join us,
and we will take you on a journey where you will meet Furmint from the Tokaji
region and reds from the Villány and Szekszárd - signature wines from Hungary.
Vranac is the most prominent variety from Macedonia and Montenegro and
you can experience some of the best from both countries. Prokupac is an
authentic ancient Serbian red variety that has become very popular in recent
years. In Romania, market leaders are Fetasca Neagra, Feteasca Alba and
Feteasca Regala, also original and native varieties worthy of your attention,
check them all out.