Guilty Pleasure Blog VieVinum 2010

Vienna – VieVinum International Wine Festival 2010 (May 29 – 31)
 
by stasa cafuta (text and photos)

 

Taste of Austrian Culture

 

When I first visited VieVinum, that was in 2004, I was astonished (wine festival is held every 2 years in Hofburg - The Habsburg’s former imperial residence). I said to my self – well done Austrians! That time, I was invited by 2 Slovenian wine makers: MiroVino & Hlebec. They told me – you have to see it & taste it! And they were right. Now its 2010 and I am happy I came back and discover more about Austrian wine makers & their wines. VieVinum is the showcase of Austrian wine Culture. I like their tradition and future thinking. Event is also recognised as the summit for gastronomes, journalists, wine retailers & wine lovers alike.

 

My TOP 6 Austrian wines:

 

  1. Willi Bründlmayer; Bründlmayer Brut 2006; Kamptal (elegant, fruity & mineral)
  2. Rudi Pichler; Grüner Veltliner – Magnum 2008; Wachau (fresh & herby cumin)
  3. Bernard Ott; Grüner Veltliner 2009 – amphorenwein, Wagram (fresh with fine pine essential oil taste)
  4. Hans Tschida KG; Muskat Ottonel 2006 (Schilfwein);Neusiedlersee (intensive rose scent)
  5. Setzer; Grüner Veltliner 2009; Weinviertel DAC (sweet & spicy nose; herb & fresh taste) 
  6. Tement; Sauvignon Blanc 2008; Südsteiermark – Zieregg (gooseberry & mineral)

  

On the show were also Slovenian wine makers:

Santomas, Černe, Korenika & Moškon, Štekar, Jakončič, Ščurek, Batič, Poljšak, Zaloščan – Adami, Guerilla, Verus vinogradi, Radgonske gorice, Valdhuber, Gaube, Steyer, Joannes Protner, Kogl.
 
  
The next VieVinum: 2 – 4 June 2012.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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