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Just before the new vintages get released:

Preview Tasting of Österreichische Traditionsweingüter


It is one of the most important tastings in Austria, when the Österreichische Traditionsweingüter invite wine experts from around the world to Grafenegg Castle (60 km from Vienna) to taste their new wines from the Erste Lage vineyard sites. Up until now the presentation has encompassed  130 wines from the Danube River Region (Traisental, Kremstal, Kamptal & Wagram). This year – for the first time – Wien/Vienna & Carnuntum will show their Erste Lage wines at Grafenegg as well, from 3–5 September.

200 wines from 81 Erste Lage vineyards

For three days, wine experts from all over the world will have the opportunity to taste all the Erste Lage wines before they are released to the market; the 2018 whites – plus the 2017 reds from Carnuntum. In total, there will be some 200 wines on hand, from sixty-four member estates of the winegrowers’ association Österreichische Traditionsweingüter. From 3–5 September, half-day slots will be available from 9.00–13.00 and from 14.00–18.00. The wines will be prepared for tasting at the appropriate temperature, arranged by vineyard, then served to each individual taster at their own pace and in the taster’s preferred order. Experts can thus concentrate directly on the wines from the six regions in a keenly focussed silent tasting. All in one place. When it is time for the palate to take a break, the splendid park of Schloss Grafenegg provides an inviting environment for a relaxing walk.

Silent Tasting © Herbert Lehmann
Schloss Grafenegg © Alexander Haiden
Schloss Grafenegg © Alexander Haiden

Exclusively for wine professionals

Sommeliers, specialised press and the international trade are welcome to attend the tasting, organised exclusively for wine professionals. It is necessary, though, to book a seat beforehand. When choosing your slots, please keep in mind that it will take time to concentrate and evaluate 200 wines. You may reserve your place here & now:

A | 3 SEPTEMBER, 9.00 – 13.00 B | 3 SEPTEMBER, 14.00 – 18.00

C | 4 SEPTEMBER, 9.00 – 13.00 D | 4 SEPTEMBER, 14.00 – 18.00

E | 5 SEPTEMBER, 9.00 – 13.00 F | 5 SEPTEMBER, 14.00 – 18.00

Vineyard classification as an indication of significance

‘The Österreichische Traditionsweingüter tasting has developed into an important event for the world’s wine experts’, states Michael Moosbrugger, chairman of the Österreichische Traditionsweingüter, ‘the tasting of the single vineyard wines should not just be a simple evaluation of quality, but ultimately represents an assessment of the historic, geologic and cultural significance of a region as expressed in its wines.’

ÖTW Erste Lagen Preview
3–5 September 2019
Grafenegg Castle


The catalogue of Erste Lagen (C) Herbert Lehmann
Silent Tasting (C) Herbert Lehmann

About the Österreichische Traditionsweingüter:

The association of Österreichische Traditionsweingüter was founded in the year 1992 under the aegis of Kamptal winegrower Willi Bründlmayer. The objective of the organisation was that of classifying the vineyard sites along the Danube River (Traisental, Kremstal, Kamptal & Wagram). The first Erste Lage sites were presented to the public in 2010, and since then the process has continued every year. In 2018 the regions Wien and Carnuntum became a part of the movement. Sixty- four wine estates currently hold membership in the Österreichische Traditionsweingüter, with a total of eighty-one Erste Lage sites.

Members of the Österreichische Traditionweingüter:

Regional Association Danube River
Weingut Allram | Weingut Brandl | Weingut Bründlmayer | Weingut Buchegger | Weingut Dolle | Weingut Ludwig Ehn | Weingut Eichinger | Weinberghof Fritsch | Bio-Weingut Geyerhof | Weingut Hiedler | Weingut Hirsch | Weingut Markus Huber | Weingut Jurtschitsch | Weingut Leindl | Weingut Leth | Weingut Fred Loimer | Weingut Malat | Weingut Mantlerhof | Weingut Hermann Moser | Weingut Sepp Moser  Weingut Ludwig Neumayer | Weingut Nigl | Weingut Bernhard Ott | Weingut Franz und Andrea Proidl | Weingut Salomon Undhof | Weingut Schloss Gobelsburg | Weingut Josef Schmid | Weingut Stadt Krems | Weingut Steininger | Weingut Stift Göttweig  Weingut Thiery-Weber | Weingut Johann Topf | Weingut Türk | Weingut Petra Unger | Weingut Wess | Weingut Weszeli

Regional Association Wien
Weingut Christ | Weingut Wien Cobenzl | Weingut Edlmoser | Weingut Fuhrgassl-Huber | Weingut Haijszan Neumann |Weingut Mayer am Pfarrplatz | Weingut Rotes Haus | Weingut Fritz Wieninger

Regional Association Carnuntum
Weingut Michael Auer | Weingut Fam. Artner | Weingut Johann Böheim | Weinbau Christian Dietrich | Weinkeller Walter Glatzer | Weinbau Günther Glock | Weingut Gottschuly-Grassl | Weingut Philipp Grassl | Weingut Lukas Markowitsch | Weingut Gerhard Markowitsch | Weingut Muhr-van der Niepoort | Weingut Franz und Christine Netzl | Weingut Martin Netzl | Weingut Franz Oppelmayer | Weingut Robert Payr | Weingut Franz Taferner | Weingut Johannes Trapl | Weinbau Horst u. Irene Pelzmann | Weingut Gerhard Pimpel | Weinkellerei Hans Pitnauer