This year’s annual VieVinum is sure to be a great success – in short, VieVinum is Austria’s largest wine festival offering hundreds of wine professionals from around the world the chance to sip, savor, and celebrate with the largest number of winemakers (and, therefore, wines) in one spot. This biennial wine fair is highly coveted among wine professionals worldwide and an invitation to this event is generally met with joyous celebration. The festival is open to the public, but unless you’re of German-speaking decent, are a hard-core wine enthusiast, and/or happen to know everything about Austrian wines, you’ll likely need a guide to navigate yourself through this palace full of wine. Even if you are (and perhaps, especially if you are) you should continue reading.
You’re in luck. Each year, importer, Klaus Wittauer, KW Selection offers US consumers a trip to get in on the action. Below, you’ll find the designated itinerary and the information you need to book your spot. Take it from those that have been to VieVinum and had the opportunity to travel through Austria – you do not want to miss this trip!
Austrian Wine Experience
June 4 to June 9, 2012
Klaus: 703-624-6628 Austria – (01143) – 664-559-3942
www.kwselection.com In Austria dial 0664-559-3942
Sunday June 3, 2012 – flight from USA to Austria (flight extra – not included in package)
If you arrive early you may want to spend a weekend in Salzburg or some time in Vienna and visit the International Wine fair VieVinum in the Imperial Palace “The Hofburg”
– we’ll be happy to help you in arranging a package for Vienna or Salzburg.
|Day 1 Monday
|arrive in Austria/Vienna between 8:30 and 9:00am – 10am Pick up from NH Airport hotel and transfer to Vienna (or meet @ Plachutta restaurant in city)early lunch – Tafelspitz an Austrian specialty www.plachutta.at
after lunch walk to Hofburg and visit VieVinum – Biggest Austrian Wine fair
3pm transfer to Langenlois – check in Loisium hotel www.loisiumhotel.at
6:30pm Sekt greeting followed by Steininger Sekt dinner in hotel
Overnight in – Loisium Spa Hotel L, D
|enjoy the Spa (if you’ll like to book a spa package you need to contact hotel before trip)or walk through the vineyards with Klaus and Karl (or we can arrange for a golf outing)
free for Lunch, in afternoon private tour through Loisium wine world www.loisium.at followed by Sekt disgorging and Steininger wine portfolio tasting early dinner with Steininger family in winery www.weingut-steininger.at
Overnight in – Loisium Spa Hotel B, D
|Day 3 Wednesday
|drive to Krems – Danube Cruise trough Wachau to Melk – www.stiftmelk.at/englisch return to Dürnstein (Wachau) Heuriger in Klosterkeller with Martin Mittelbach – Tegernseerhof wine tasting www.tegernseerhof.atstop in Krems – return to LoisiumOvernight in Loisium Spa Hotel – B, D|
|check out Loisium Hotel – day with Anton Bauer www.antonbauer.atmeet Anton Bauer on Wagram – walk the hills of Wagram – go to cellar Gmork
– tasting Lunch in Feuersbrunn with Anton Bauer
transfer to Vienna – check in Imlauer Nestroy Hotel www.imlauerhotels.com/Vienna
evening with Netzl www.netzl.com – we’ll have the best Goulash in Austria
Overnight in Vienna Imlauer Nestroy Hotel B, L, D
|day in Burgenland – drive to Pamhagen and have a Biodynamic wine class with Michlits www.meinklang.at – Jause (Snack) visit Ernst Steindorfer in Illmitz www.weingut-steindorfer.at Dessert and Dessert wines coffee break – cruise across lake than continue on to Jois to Hillinger winery www.leo-hillinger.comwalk through vineyards and taste the different grapes in Vineyard and
dinner in Hillinger Cellar followed by barrel tasting
Overnight in Vienna Imlauer Nestroy Hotel B, S, D
|take taxi to Airport – Taxi transfer to airport is included in packageor spend an additional day in Vienna – suggest a visit to Schönbrunn Palace http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/things-to-know/tour-of-the-palace.html – and en evening
at the opera or a concert (not included in package)
(Included meals: B-breakfast, L– lunch, S-snack, D-dinner)
6 day land package 1395 Euro *air additional
* Rate is per person, double occupancy. Single supplement is available (245 euro)
Austrian air has a non-stop flight from Washington Dulles or New York to Vienna
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 cannot be missed by any ‘serious enthusiast’ of wine and culinary delights. **
|The Loisium Hotel & Spa http://www.loisiumhotel.at|
Imlauer Nestroy Hotel
For reservations and more information please contact Panorama tours: www.panoramatours.com
Contact person is Bernadette Petz email@example.com 01143-662-88 32 110