September 2023
Meet the Winemakers!


Erste Lagen wines at Grafenegg castle

Before the wines from the ÖTW ERSTE LAGEN are put on the market, they are presented to trade visitors and private wine lovers at the beginning of September. At Schloss Grafenegg, the most important castle complex of romantic historicism in Austria, all Erste Lagen wines of the current vintage will be presented for the first time. These wines may only be sold in September - one year after the harvest for the white wines and two years later for the red wines.

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Saturday, 2 September 2023: Public tasting

This year again directly in the state rooms of Schloss Grafenegg, you have the unique opportunity to taste the current vintage of all around 240 1ÖTW wines. The wines are ranked according to "Erste Lagen", so that you have a direct comparison: How do the respective terroir and microclimate affect the wines? Can you detect any similarities? What influence does the winemaker's hand have? An exciting tasting is guaranteed!

Afterwards there will be a concert of the Orchestra e Coro Teatro alla Scala at the Grafenegger Wolkenturm. Verdi's opera choruses will be heard under the baton of Riccardo Chailly. You should not miss this, get tickets for it quickly! (Tickets:

Admission to the tasting is free with a concert ticket of the same day (lawn tickets are valid, too!).
Without a concert ticket, admission is EUR 25 (to be purchased on site, please pay in cash).
No registration is necessary.

4-8 September 2023: Tasting for professionals

Silent Tasting on three days in the spacious grounds of Grafenegg Castle (approx. 50 km west of Vienna)

Grafenegg 2016 13 Grafenegg Castle as a magnificent backdrop for the tasting of the Erste Lagen wines
Grafenegg 2016 13
Grafenegg Castle as a magnificent backdrop for the tasting of the Erste Lagen wines

From experts for experts
The tasting of the vineyards is organised exclusively for experts. As a restaurateur, sommelier, trade journalist and specialist retailer, you can take part in the ÖTW Single Vineyard Summit - after booking your place in advance.

Further information
Travel expenses as well as costs for overnight stays are to be borne by the participants themselves. However, shuttle services to Grafenegg from Vienna and Krems will be provided. We will also provide lunch from 5 to 8 September at the Schloss Taverne Grafenegg. Of course, we take care of perfectly conducted Silent Tasting Slots, where you can taste the round Rieden wines in peace and at your own pace.

Please contact Wine + Partners
Tel. +43 1 369 79 90-0

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