From the fourth to the sixth of June, Austria’s great biennial wine fair VieVinum took place for the tenth time in the magnificent halls of Vienna’s Hofburg Palace. On this occasion, the Austrian Wine Marketing Board invited some 800 wine journalists and critics, wine merchants and sommeliers from all over the world to Vienna, offering their guests a unique opportunity to taste wines, make new acquaintances – and just generally enjoy themselves.

Guest Comments

Remke de Lange, Press, Vino! Magazin / Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, BE
Having arrived back home, I just wanted to thank you for your invitation to VieVinum and the wonderful time I had in Vienna. Especially the Salon vertical tasting on Friday was fantastic and a true eye opener for me: I was really impressed with the older Grüner Veltliners. I'm happy I had a change to taste these wines. All in all I had a great time. Thank you again for your hospitality!

Martin Tiersky, Trade, Singular Selections, US
I want to thank AWMB and everyone involved for the support extended to me, and my small company for the Vievinum 2016. Your support was important to my participation and greatly appreciated. The work of AWMB and the organization of Vievinum is, in my opinion, the gold standard of international, wine industry, tasting events and this year’s event was no exception.

Paul Liversedge MW, Trade, Wine Cellars International AG, CH
I just wanted to thank you for arranging my trip to VieVinum so quickly and professionally. I really enjoyed my visit and could not have asked for a better-organised visit. I tasted a few producers from the Steiermark and I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of Sauvignon Blancs. Thank you all once again for your generosity and support of my trip to Vienna.

Ravi K Joshi, Press, IN
Thanks for your mail and the AWMB's kind hospitality at VieVinum. It was a magnificently conducted event to the best standards and immensely gainful for me. Fond remembrances for all from me.

Bernard Stramwasser, Trade, Le Sommelier Inc., CA

Just a quick note to say a sincere THANK YOU for an amazing trip. Even though we have been importing wines from Austria since 2007, I cannot tell you how much I learned during this trip. What an eye-opener! Thank you for making this happening, and for organizing such fun and interesting events. The SALON tasting gave me further insight into the age-ability of Austrian wines. The Thursday evening event at the Heuriger and the BIG PARTY were incredibly fun, with fantastic wines to enjoy all night long. What a delight!  Thank you again for including us. I can‘t wait to visit again sometime very soon.

Jodi Stern, Trade, Craft + Estate / The Winebow Group, US
VieVinum was great as always. The work you do amazes us, every time. Thanks for such consideration and care.

François Mauss, Press, Ocelle S.A., LX
On my way back to Bordeaux, I want to thank you deeply for what you achieve here in Wien with this first class event. You have an outstanding attention for journalists (even the subway tickets !!!!) and a profusion of documents and information. The Salon tasting is absolutely a benchmark in organization.

Paz Levinson, Off Trade, Epicure (Le Bristol Paris), AR
I have no words to thank for the invitation to VieVinum. It really was a pleasure and I feel honored to be able to attend this prestigious event. I enriched so much my knowledge of Austrian wines, gathered lots of new information and maps and met producers and sommeliers that came all around! Thanks so much to all of you. You make a tremendous job and I'm very impressed with the organization.

Frank Van den Bogaert, Trade, Wine Brands Ambassadors, BE
I would like to thank the complete staff of Austrian Wine for this fabulous event I was lucky to participate again! Fantastic organisation and a special mention for the “The Great Salon-Vertical” Tasting of Friday 3/6. I noted already the dates of 9th –11th June 2018 in my agenda…

Patricia Tschiltsch, Trade, Wine2africa, ZAF
Thank you very much for having us at the VieVinum. It was such a great event, it being our first one. Very well organised and informative as well. Looking forward to working together to bring the Austrian culture and wine to the African market.

Anders Röberg, Trade, Johan Lidby Vinhandel AB, SE
Thank you for some great days! We had some fantastic time. We went to the Salon-Sieger tasting on Friday morning and had a great tasting. We managed around 100 wines, so for us everything worked perfect! Looking forward to next VieVinum!

Pavel Usoltsev, Trade, Smart Distribution LLC, RU
Many thanks for your great job!

Laure Kempeneers, Trade, MBA Wine Marketing & Management, BE
I want to thank you and the AWMB for the invitation to the VieVinum 2016. It was a great wine fair, a fantastic organization and I have tasted some great wines. I keep in touch with you of my Austrian wine selection and keep you informed with who I'm going to work. Many thanks and have a nice day.

Wojciech Gogolinski, Press, Dom Wina Sp. z.o.o., PL
It was amazing, wonderful, ausgezeichnet and wunderbar. Thank you for invitation and help before and during the fairs. Thou' I was a little handicaped, I have spent very efficient time visiting many masterclasses and meeting great winemakers. Thanks again to you and all the staff.

Franca Bertani, Sommelière, Associazione Italiana Sommelier Veneto, IT
Buongiorno, ringrazio per l' ospitalità che ho ricevuto, siete stati magnifici, efficienti, puntuali e precisi. La vostra organizzazione è perfetta, e le persone dello staff molto gentili e disponibili. Un grazie di cuore.

Darrel Joseph, Press, US
Thank you very much for inviting me to participate in this year's VieVinum. It was a great three days with so many excellent wines to try. The quality and scope of Austrian wines keeps getting bigger and better! And the organisation of the event was extremely well done.

Magandeep Singh, Press, IN
Thank you again for inviting me for VieVinum. It was a lovely experience.

Maxim Naumkin, Off Trade, Stroganoff Steakhouse, RU
I just want to say thank you very much for you and for the all team of Austrian Wine Marketing Board! It was a great possibility to visit Vienna, VieVinum and events!

David Li, Press, Meiburg Wine Media Ltd., HK
Thank you very much for your kind invitation and arrangement! The event is really amazing – the organisation, wine and people are all superb! The Salon Tasting is an excellent one for us to get a glimpse of the top producers and true quality and diversity of Austrian wines – in fact, I spent quite some time revisiting the favourite ones tasted at the Salon. The big party is great fun – lovely idea for photo booth. The fair and seminars are massive, very professionally organised. Thanks again for all the assistance during the fair. I’m looking forward to the next edition!


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