September 2021
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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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3 September 2022: Public tasting

In the magnificent grounds of Schloss Grafenegg you will have the unique opportunity to taste the Erste Lagen wines of the traditional wineries. A "best of" of the sought-after wines will be tasted - each of the 68 member wineries will choose its favourite wine. The event starts at 2 pm, admission is until 5:30 pm, registration is not necessary!

Afterwards there will be a concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Rudolf Buchbinder at the Grafenegg Wolkenturm, which you should not miss. Get tickets for it quickly! Admission to the tasting is free with a concert ticket. Without a concert ticket, admission is EUR 25 (to be purchased on site, please pay in cash).

5-7 September 2022: Tasting for professionals

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

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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 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 7 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, Victoria Todt
Tel. +43 660 25 40 199

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