We are happy to announce our first-ever tasting group series set to take place quarterly within the Austrian Trade Commission of New York and other areas around the country.

Our first-ever roundup focused on Grüner Veltliner and the variation in styles, regions, price points, and more. A tasting collection of 16 wines was presented to industry writers, retailers, sommeliers, and consultants, in an intimate, side-by-side comparison. The idea was not only to showcase the versatility of Grüner Veltliner, but to exploit its quality as a grape.

The wines we tasted were:

Hiedler Thal Kamptal 2011 $24.00
Nikolaihof Im Weingebirge Smaragd Wachau 2011 $69.00
Fischer Kreuzberg Federspiel Wachau 2013 $22.00
Arndorfer Strasser Kamptal 2012 $20.99
Laurenz V Charming Kamptal 2012 $24.00
Leth Scheiben Wagram 2008 $36.00
Landhaus Mayer Gruner Veltliner Weinviertel 2013 $15.99
Wimmer-Czerny Alte Reben Weelfel Wagram 2012 $24.99
Brandl Gruner Veltliner Kamptal 2012 $14.99
Pollerhof Phelling DAC Weinviertel Weinviertel 2011 $20.00
Forsteiter Tabor Kremstal DAC Reserve Kremstal 2011 $35.00
Tegernseerhof  Smaragd Wachau 2012 $32.00
Geyerhof Rosensteig Kremstal  2013 $22.95
Bernreiter Gruner Veltliner Vienna  2013 $15.00
Loimer Lois Neiderosterreich 2012 $15.00
Stadt Krems Kremstal GV Kremstal 2012 $18.00


In general, that tasting was well-received and gave many the opportunity to taste more Grüner Veltliner in one sitting than ever before! If you are an interested industry-person and would like to be involved in the next round of tasting groups, please let us know at AustrianWineUSA@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you.

Next up: Blaufränkisch!