Press Releases 2018

Bild des Geschäftsführers WILHELM KLINGER wie er ein Weinglas hält

 –  AWMB Managing Director Wilhelm Klinger will be leaving his office effective 31.12.2019, thus initiating a generational change in leadership at the Austrian Wine Marketing Board. Read more

A picture shows two women in the snow with wine, © Ski amadé.

 –  For many years now, Austria's largest ski alliance, Ski amadé, has been proud to offer outstanding culinary programmes. Focus is always placed on the regional products of local farmers, with special attention paid to wine. With their new gourmet skiing routes, one can now set off to enjoy the distinctive culinary highlights of each individual region. Read more

A picture shows two hands harvesting a white grape, example illustration © AWMB/Committee Kamptal.
Example illustration of a wine harvest, © AWMB/Committee Kamptal

 –  Four new white wine varieties are now permitted for Qualitätswein (quality wine) in Austria, via a collective amendment to Austrian wine law. Three of these are fungus-resistant new crossings known as PIWIs*. Read more

A picture shows a vineyard in autumn, © AWMB/Armin Faber.
© AWMB/Armin Faber

 –  This year’s harvest – the earliest ever recorded – will exceed the previous year's volume, with the most recent data from Statistik Austria estimating about 3.2 million hectolitres! Growers are certainly pleased with the fine quality of the grapes, which could for the most part be harvested this year without much concern over potential diseases. Read more

Bild zeigt aufgedeckten Tisch mit Sekt und Sektflasche

 –  After years of behind-the-scenes preparation, the Austrian Sekt Gala on 22 October marks a new milestone in Austria’s Sekt history: the highest level of Austrian sparkling wine, Sekt g.U. Grosse Reserve, will be presented for the first time. With this, Austria will take its place conclusively among the ranks of top sparkling wine producers. Read more


Further press releases are available in German.

Press Release

Austrian Wine Marketing Board

Ms. Sabine Bauer-Wolf
Division Manager Communication

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

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