The story of Austrian sparkling wine begins with a great love affair between a Champagne cellar master and a young Viennese woman. It has continued with many innovations over the years. Today, Sekt Austria (PDO) belongs among the exciting high-quality trends that will be sparkling in wine glasses this holiday season.
Apart from late harvest and sweet wine specialties, the Austrian grape harvest is near completion. Austrian winegrowers faced challenges in terms of climate and production costs in the year 2022. The course of the weather required attentive care, but the resulting quality looks very good, and particularly good for red wines. The strong demand for Austrian wine at home and abroad should help absorb increased costs for energy and packaging materials.
Sighting abundant wildlife while hiking undulating vineyard slopes, bicycling past castles alongside sparkling waters, festivals for young and old, and above all, the famous Austrian “Gemütlichkeit” (cosy hospitality) are just a few of the perks to enjoy while touring Austrian wine country.
The largest showcase of Austrian wine and perhaps the world’s most elegant wine trade fair takes place in the glamorous Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna. The fair is a unique opportunity for international wine professionals and connoisseurs to meet with Austrian vintners for business, discussion, and enjoyment of wine.
The United States has postponed itself as the most attractive market for the wine trade. WBWE - World Bulk Wine Exhibition - is launching a fair in California focused on introducing European producers into the US market. It will be held on 8th and 9th of June in California (Sonoma County Event Center).
Fully ripened, healthy grapes and crystal-clear wines with excellent ageing potential: these are the hallmarks of the 2021 vintage in Austria. A glorious autumn brought superbly balanced, elegant white wines with profound fruit and crisp acidity as well as exciting, powerful reds and exquisite sweet wine specialties.
Two intense days of tasting, three experienced juries, almost 300 wines, and the full spectrum of styles: the tasting Best of Spain 2022 offers everything you should taste and know regarding the status quo of the Spanish wine scene.