You may be familiar with Klaus Wittauer and KW Selection from last month’s Interview with an Importer entry, but here’s a way to really get to know him and the amazing wines he imports.

KW Selection is happy to announce Austrian Wine Experience set to take place October 27 – November 1, 2010.  The trip includes a four day land package for less than $1500 (air additional) and an experience to last a lifetime: Travel like a VIP with Klaus to Austria!
Klaus is a dedicated & passionate importer of Austrian wines. After working in the top restaurants of Austria, Bermuda, St. Louis and Virginia as a restaurant manager/sommelier, Klaus has finally realized his dream of sharing the wine, food, art and friends of his homeland with all of us! This opportunity can not be missed by any ‘serious enthusiast’ of wine and culinary delights.

And….Don’t forget about Hotel Rauthaus Wien & Design Hotel in Vienna if you’re looking for a fantastic way to spend additional time in Austria!

Here’s the schedule:

Wednesday October 27, 2010

Arrive in Austria. It’s recommended you arrive early to relax a few days at the Loisium Spa and/or spend some time in Vienna. KW Selection can help you to arrange this package.


Day 1, October 28, 2010: 9:30am Pick up from airport and/or hotel

Early lunch a Plachutte known for Tafelspitz, an Austrian specialty, paired with Strauss wines of Styria.

Drive to Langenlois, check in to Loisium Hotel

Pre-dinner Sekt tastings

Dinner with Weingut Steininger


Day 2, October 29, 2010: 8:00 – 9:30am Breakfast

Choice of: Enjoying the spa OR Walk the vineyards with Klaus & Karl

Tour through the Austrian wine world at the Loisium Wine World Museum

Luncheon & tasting of Weingut Steininger Portfolio

Drive to Wachau to visit Weingut Tegernseerhof

Walk through Wachau vineyards of the Duernstein & Loiben

Tasting and dinner with Martin Mittelbach


Day 3, October 30, 2010: 8:30-9:30am Breakfast & check out

Meet with Anton Bauer on Wagram & walk hills of Wagram

Visit cellar Gmork for tasting of Anton Bauer’s wines

Lunch in Feuersbrunn as Moerwald with Anton Bauer

Drive to Parndorf, Burgenland. Check in to Hotel Pannonia (Hill 1) Tower

Dinner (best Goulash in Austria) and tasting with Weingut Netzl

Overnight in Burgenland


Day 4, October 31, 2010: 8:00-9:00 am Breakfast

Drive to Pamhagen for Biodynamics wine glass with Michlits of Meinklang

Lunch with Ernst Steindorger in Illmitz of Weingut Steindorfer

Visit to Weingut Hillinger

Return to hotel for tasting with Weingut Hillinger

Dinner & Barrel tasting with Weingut Hillinger


Day 5, November 1, 2010: Return to airport to fly to USA or continue on own.

* Rate is per person, double occupancy. Single supplement is available. Austrian air has a non stop fight from Washington Dulles to Vienna for 923 dollar round trip