Austria’s most exciting and demanding tasting returns in 2023 with an unprecedented selection of single vineyard wines, spanning more appellations than ever before. From 4 - 8 September, around 500 wines will be presented to international trade media, importers, sommeliers and specialist retailers at Grafenegg castle.
Grafenegg castle provides a fairytale setting for the best Austrian wines at the ÖTW Single Vineyard Summit. © Sebastian Philipp
The picturesque setting about 50 km west of Vienna is the perfect backdrop for this premium tasting organised by Österreichische Traditionsweingüter (Traditional Wine Estates of Austria). The annual event has been held since 2013 but this year nearly 80 ÖTW wineries along the Danube from Traisental to Carnuntum will take part. The five-day tasting also features site-specific wines from the guest regions of Styria, Eisenberg, Leithaberg and Wachau.
Singular wines with a personal touch
For five days, winemakers will personally serve around 500 site-specific wines. ÖTW wines can be tasted from Monday to Thursday, with Styria’s STK wineries joining on the first two days. Burgenland’s Eisenberg and Leithaberg are guests on Thursday, while on Friday the event moves to Wachau to Dürnstein castle.
ÖTW © Herbert Lehmann
Thermenregion makes its debut
Nine new ÖTW member wineries from Thermenregion south of Vienna will make their debut at the ÖTW Single Vineyard Summit in 2023. It will be the first time their wines from ÖTW-classified Erste Lage (Premier Cru) sites are available for tasting.
‘Silent tasting’ format
Personalised tastings: attendees taste the wines they choose, at their own pace, all served by the winemakers themselves. The ‘silent tasting’ format offers the perfect professional environment. To ensure undisturbed concentration, admission is only granted at the beginning of the pre-booked tasting slots, either at 9 am or 2 pm.