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Austrian Vintners win awards in London

Three Austrian vintners were given special awards at the gala event of the "International Wine Magazine" at the Hilton Hotel in London. In the presence of the EU Commissioner Fischler, the following Burgenland wine-growing estates were honored.

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With two gold medals Gerhard Nekowitsch/Illmitz was the most successful Austrian vintner in the "Wine Challenge", for the "Schilfwein Tradition 1994" and the "DESSERT WINE TROPHY" for the best sweet wine of the year.

Due to the high quality of the Austrian wines submitted, an "AUSTRIAN RED TROPHY" was awarded for the first time to the already highly-decorated Juris Estate belonging to the Stieglmar Family from Gols.

Willi Opitz/Illmitz was designated "LATE HARVEST WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR" - he not only impressed with his magnificent wines but also with his CD "The Sound of Wine".

The AWM congratulates the award-winning vintners and honors their performances as important contributions in making the exquisite culture of Austrian wines known throughout the world.

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