Press Releases 2019

All current English press releases of the Austrian Wine Marketing and the wine country Austria can be found on this site.

Further press releases are available in German.

 

 –  On 23 May, this year’s Austrian Wine Summit will get underway. From 23–29 May, almost 200 journalists from thirty-nine countries will travel through the nation’s winegrowing regions at the invitation of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB), with special attention paid to those regions situated at the country’s borders. The wine summit will culminate in a one-day conference addressing the history of Austrian wine, on 26 May in Vienna, where the book Wine in Austria: the History – to be published in December – will also be introduced. Read more

 –  Seldom have young wines gone so well with springtime’s most distinctive calling-card as do Austria's 2018s. Completely harmonious and beautifully blessed with refined acidity, they provide an ideal partner to the dazzling variety of asparagus dishes due to dominate Austria’s menus in the coming weeks. Read more

 –  The year 2018 once more set a record for exports of Austrian wine, with 170.3 million Euros around the world, 6.9% more than the previous year. In addition, the bountiful 2017 vintage helped to exceed the fifty-million-litre mark in exports for the first time since 2010. Austrian wine was also extremely successful on the home front: the retail grocery trade recorded an increase in sales of 6.9% in 2018, and in terms of value, the market share of Austrian wine in this sector rose to more than 70%. Read more

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 –  The earliest wine harvest of modern Austrian viticulture surpassed the volume of the previous, above-average vintage 2017, at 2.75 million hectolitres. Once again, wines of very good to excellent quality are anticipated. Read more

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 –  From 17–19 March 2019 in the German city of Düsseldorf, ProWein – Europe’s most important wine trade fair – will be celebrating its 25th anniversary. Austria will have some 350 exhibitors on hand, offering top-flight programming in Hall 17 throughout all three days. Read more

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 –  According to the final data of the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, Austria produced 2.75 million hectolitres of wine in 2018. The harvest volume was almost 11% greater than in the previous year and 24% above the average of the past five years. The 2018 vintage will be remembered not only because of the earliest harvest of all time, but also because of the satisfying volume and pleasing quality it yielded. Read more

© AWMB/Sebastian Philipp

 –  On Wednesday 16 January the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB) invited members of the wine community to a special edition of their annual marketing day at Austria Center Vienna. Willi Klinger, who is due to depart from the AWMB at the end of 2019, summarised the current state of things and urged the approximately 450 winegrowers and industry professionals in attendance to maintain the present successful strategy of quality & origins. Renowned guest speakers Gaia Gaja and Jens Beckert struck the same tone in their individual presentations. Read more

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 –  Massimo Bottura, chef from the world’s best restaurant Osteria Francescana, has been slated to cook for the victors of Austria’s most demanding wine competition in the Palais Coburg on 18 June 2019. Read more

Press Release

Austrian Wine Marketing Board

Ms. Sabine Bauer-Wolf
Weinakademikerin
Division Manager Communication

Mr. Georg Schullian
Head of Department Press, PR & Corporate Design

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