Biodynamic Dream TeamYesterday, Earth Day, was a whirlwind of biodynamics for us at Austrian Wine USA!

New York City had the pleasure of hosting four fantastic winemakers from Austria – Nikolaihof’s Niki Saahs, Hager Mathias’s Mathias and Doris Hager, Wimmer-Czerny’s Hans Czerny, and Sepp Moser’s Niki Moser. These four, along with Klaus Wittauer of KW Selections representing Werner Michlits of Weingut Meinklang, led a two hour seminar at NYC’s Hearth Restaurant for top trade and press. The goal of the seminar was to understand the practices of biodynamics through the Demeter organization and how each winemaker uses these practices to adapt to his own wines.

The crowd remained rapt as each winemaker tackled a different aspect of biodynamics from the vineyards to the cellar and everything in between. We’re hosting a #WineChat Master Class tomorrow night, Wednesday, April 24th at 9-10pmEST so we won’t spoil the surprise with specific facts just yet, but stay tuned this week for more information!

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Following this unprecedented seminar, the group moved t Edi & the Wolf, a local Austrian restaurant styled after that of an Austrian wine tavern or heurigen. The wine dinner ran all night and despite being a Monday night, the draw of the Earth Day dinner featuring sustainable food & wine brought in a great crowd. The winemakers engaged every couple pouring wines and explaining why they were a perfect pairing for the carefully crafted menu by Chef Eduard Fraunder (aka Edi.)

By the party was just getting started because at 10pm we moved venues to The Third Man, Edi & the Wolf’s new cocktail bar, next door. A plethora of organic and biodynamic Austrian wines were available to taste from various groups such as Demeter, Respeckt, BioAustria, and more


The wines showed beautifully and were enjoyed until the wee hours of the morning. Not bad for a Monday night!

To those who were able to join us, we truly appreciate your participation. For those who could not, we’ll get ya next time! 

Please do join us tomorrow night, April 24th, from 9-10pmEST on Twitter for #WineChat where we will continue the conversation of Biodynamics.

Looking forward to seeing you there!