Austrian Vineyards, 7 Elements of Uniqueness

Discovery conference followed by a tasting of Austrian wines
Auditorium and La Fayette reception rooms / Conference & wine tasting
Saturday 17 December at 4.30pm


Start: 4.30pm
Duration: 1hr


General public
Admission free subject to availability of places

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From Friday 16 to Sunday 18 December 2016, La Cité du Vin will be sporting the colours of Austria for a weekend and is inviting you on the trip. In the run-up to Christmas, in a friendly and festive atmosphere, take off for a discovery of Austrian vineyards and their iconic wines!

Intimate tasting sessions with a duo of the Best Sommeliers in the World, a friendly wine match between France and Austria, musical performances, discovery conferences...there’ll be plenty of opportunities to discover and taste all the riches of Austrian winegrowing.


A very ancient wine-growing country, known historically for its white wines produced from the native Grüner Veltliner variety, its sweet white wines and its sparkling sekt, Austria is producing more and more red wines.  In the company of Willi Klinger, Director of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, embark on a discovery of Austria the wine country, the uniqueness of its climate, its varieties, its magnificent landscapes, its great terroirs...and of course its wines!

Conference followed by an informal tasting of Austrian wines.

The wines:

  • Winerzhof Fam. Dockner GmbH, Kremstal, Frauengrund, 2015
  • Weingut Heinrich GmbH, Burgenland, Blaufränkisch Leithaberg DAC , 2013
  • Weingut Elfenhof, Burgenland, Ruster Ausbruch, Muskat Ottonel, 1999

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