Welcome to the Austrian Wine’s Best Sommelier second mock exam! Please be advised the questions below are to be used as a reference guide to the types of questions you will be asked on the qualifying and final exams, but not as the sole topics to study. Please remember to study everything! Download the pdf version:  Practice Exam 2.

  1. What does KMW stand for and what does it indicate?
  2. What are the names of the native grape varieties that are home to the Thermenregion?
  3. What is the synonym for Zierfandler and what is the meaning behind it?
  4. What does “Alte Reben” mean on a bottle of Austrian wine?
  5. What are the three sub-regions of Styria?
  6. What is the protected traditional term for a Rosewein out of the Blauer Wildbacher grapes?
  7. What is the primary grape variety of the Eisenberg DAC?
  8. Where is Prellenkirchen?
  9. At minimum, how long does Reserve Austrian Sekt have to stay on the lees?
  10. What’s the KMW of Eiswein?
  11. Which style of DAC wine must be raised in an in-oxidative environment?
  12. What is the second most planted red grape in Austria?
  13. What’s a Heuriger?
  14. Explain the regulations for Wiener Gemischter Satz?
  15. When considering Niederösterreich and Burgenland: Are they having the same number of DAC-regions?
  16. What’s the only DAC in Burgenland that allows for white varieties? 
  17. What direction does the Danube flow?
  18. What type of vineyard soil found frequently through Austria is windblown, sedimentary micro-sand?
  19. Markus Huber is one of the most famous producers in what winegrowing region?
  20. What are Austria´s newest DACs? (all are from one wine growing region – please name them)
  21. In what larger wine region are the villages of Feuersbrunn and Großriedenthal?
  22. What is the minimum alcohol of a Federspiel wine in the Wachau?
  23. Arrange the following regions from north to south: Carnuntum, Kamptal, Eisenberg, Neusiedlersee
  24. Achleiten, Hochrain, and Kellerberg are all top vineyards in what Austrian winegrowing region?
  25. What’s the Austrian synonym for Pinot Blanc?