When more than 6,600 exhibitors from all over the world gather at Europe's most important trade fair for wines and spirits, the ProWein in Düsseldorf, from the 15th to the 17th of March, Austria will also be present again.

Corona Virus Trade Fair Postponement

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Key Facts planned for 2020
In anticipation for 2021

  • Expected exhibitors: over 6,900
  • Expected visitors: 61,500
  • Austrian wine producers: ~ 330

Highlights in Hall 17 (Austria):

  • Masterclass area with daily seminars
  • Themed free tastings
  • Gruber’s Schmankerl Restaurant
  • Quiet meeting areas

15-17 March 2020

9 am-6 pm

Düsseldorf | Hall 17 | Booth C30

Exhibitor Catalogue will be available in March

Masterclasses

Free Tastings

Gallery

Masterclasses

The booth of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board offers a spacious seminar area, where exciting masterclasses on Austria's wine diversity take place on all days of the fair. Hereinafter the Masterclasses that will take place in Hall 17 at booth C30.

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Austrian Wine Update with Chris Yorke

Speaker: Chris Yorke 
Schedule: 10-10.40 am

Language: English

Chris Yorke, managing director of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board will present the recent developments in the world of Austrian wine.

Registration: first come, first served

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[Translate to English:] Anne Krebiehl bei einer Masterclass

Steiermark and Sauvignon Blanc: a great friendship

Speaker: Anne Krebiehl MW
Schedule: 11-11.40 am

Language: German/English

During the masterclass, the variety of Styrian Sauvignon Blanc will be explored: from classic wines to great village wines and outstanding single-vineyard Sauvignons.

Registration: info@steiermark.wine

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[Translate to English:] Carnuntum Verkostung

Carnuntum – Austria’s coolest reds

Vortragende: Anne Krebiehl MW
Uhrzeit: 12:00-12:40 Uhr
Language: Englisch

Carnuntum is situated in the climatic borderland between the Danube River Valley and Burgenland. This literally brings a breath of cool, fresh air to the reds. A seminar with Anne Krebiehl MW. 

Registration: carnuntum@wine-partners.at

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[Translate to English:] NEUSIEDLERSEE DAC Verkostung

Masterclass: NEUSIEDLERSEE DAC. Origin of great wines - home of the Zweigelt.

Speaker: Sommelier Bradley Knowles
Schedule: 1.30-2.10 pm
Language: Deutsch/Englisch

Zweigelt is Austrias No. 1 red wine variety. Neusiedlersee DAC is Burgenlands major specific Zweigelt origin. Don't miss this oppertunity to taste outstanding reds from Neusiedlersee!


Registration: management@neusiedlersee-dac.com

 

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[Translate to English:] Mann riecht in sein Weißweinglas

The crus of the Wachau and their ageing potential

Speaker: Sommelier Gerhard Retter together with Wachauer vintners
Schedule: 2.30-3.10 pm
Language: German

Achleiten, 1000-Eimerberg and Loibenberg represent the utmost expression and longevity of Wachau wines for decades. Sommelier Gerhard Retter and Master of Wine Roman Horvath give a close look.

Registration: office@ik-wachau.at

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Women smells into wine glass

Introduction of the novelty WINEWINGS

Speaker: Christian Kraus, Managing Director of Sales, Riedel Glas
Schedule: 3.30-4.10 pm
Language: German

The newest wine glass collection „WineWings“ is the final answer for any wine connaisseure.The new line presents the RIEDEL philosophy based on „Form follows Funtion“. These unique glasses present complex wines in an easy but still exciting way.

Registration: t.bergmann@rsn-glas.com, Subject: MasterClass WineWings ProWein 2020

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Monday, 16 March 2020

[Translate to English:] Mein schaut in sein Verkostungsheft

2015-2016: two vintages - one question: how does Grüner Veltliner age in cold/warm vintages?

Speaker: Sommelière Annemarie Foidl 
Schedule: 10-10.40 am
Language: German/English

Grüner is a grape variety of enormus  potential. In this masterclass, we will find out, what  has more influence on the ageing: the vintage - cold versus warm or the cru?

Registration: Austrian Wine booth, hall 17/C30

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[Translate to English:] Weißwein wird in ein Glas eingeschenkt

Ageing Potential of Weinviertel DAC Reserve - The Proof

Speaker: Chief Editor of Vinum Harald Scholl and Vintner Hans Setzer 
Schedule: 11-11.40 am
Language: German

Only good wines age well! We present Weinviertel DAC Reserve wines up to 10 years old. 10 Weinviertel DAC Reserve wines – 10 Grüner Veltliner from Austria's largest winegrowing region in perfection. 

Registration: anmeldung@weinvierteldac.at 

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[Translate to English:] Österreich Sekt

Masterclass: Austrian Sekt – a character analysis based on provenance, grape varieties & dosage

Speaker: Michael Malat and Johannes Kattus 
Schedule: 12-12.40 pm
Language: English

This masterclass is to explore what characterises Austrian Sekt with protected designation of origins (g. U.) on the quality-levels Reserve, Grosse Reserve as typically Austrian?

Registration: info@oesterreichsekt.at

 

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[Translate to English:] Verkostung Austrian Advanced Level

Austrian Advanced Level: The noble wines from Thermenregion

Vortragende: Winzer Georg Schneider und Winzer Bernhard Stadlmann
Schedule: 1.30-2.10 pm
Language: English 

Broaden your Austrian wine expertise about this historically important region. From a royal wine tradition to the rich  (kein Zeilenumbruch) future of indigenous grapes – an evolution of fine wine of strong heritage.

Registration: Austrian Wine booth, hall 17/C30

 

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[Translate to English:] Mann von hinten in einem blauen Hemd bei einer Weinverkostung.

The diversity of terroirs in the winegrowing region Kremstal

Speaker: Sommelier Andreas Jechsmayr
Schedule: 2.30-3.10 pm
Language: German/English

Wines of different characters grow on diverse soils and under microclimatic influences. Austria's National Sommelier Champion Andreas Jechsmayr shows some typical village and single-vineyard wines.

Registration: Austrian Wine booth, hall 17/C30

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[Translate to English:] Sommelier Gerhard Retter riecht in das Weinglas

Steiermark – terroir for the diversity of many vines

Speakers: Stephan Reinhardt and Gerhard Retter 
Schedule: 3.30-4.10 pm

Language: English 

In this masterclass, we will explore the local specialites of the three designated winegrowing regions in the Steiermark. In the whole world, there are to be found no more refreshing and brilliant wines – thus in an elegant way typical of their origins – as in the south of Austria’s federal state Steiermark.

Registration: info@steiermark.wine

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Tuesday, 17 March 202

[Translate to English:] Mann riecht in sein Weinglas, vor ihm stehen 5 weitere Gläser

respekt-BIODYN – 23 wineries collectively for more individuality

Speaker: Sascha Speicher
Schedule: 10-10.40 am
Language: English

respekt-BIODYN includes 23 of the very best wineries in Austria, Germany and South Tyrol. The search of the biodynamic association is for quality and individuality in the greatest possible sense. www.respekt-biodyn.bio

Registration: seminar@respekt-biodyn.bio

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[Translate to English:] Dame mit Glas in der Hand lächelt herzlich

The Power of Single Sites - Sales Gag oder Quality Feature?

Speaker: Anne Krebiehl MW
Schedule: 11-11.40 am
Language: English

What turns a wine into a single site wine? Is a single site wine really easier to sell? Can the site be tasted or is this simply a sales gag? These and further questions will be discussed.

Registration: Austrian Wine booth, hall 17/C30

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[Translate to English:] Terroir - Finesse und Lagerfähigkeit der Sorte Blaufränkisch

Terroir - Finesse and storability of Blaufränkisch

Speaker: Winzer Walter Kirnbauer
Schedule: 12-12.40 pm
Language: German

Wines with finesse and potential from an unique region caused by excellent and unrivalled climate, from the Blaufränkischland, where vine still without irrigation prosper.

Registration: Austrian Wine booth, hall 17/C30

 

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[Translate to English:] Die Lage - Eine Frage der Zeit?

Vineyard Site - A question of time?

Speaker: Lorenz Allram and Ludwig Hiedler
Schedule: 1.30-2.10 pm
Language: Englisch

Does the character of iconic vineyards become clearly perceptible, when the coinage of variety and vintner weaken? On the basis of 1.ÖTW Erste Lage wines we explore the question of time.

Registration: Austrian Wine booth, hall 17/C30

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Free Tastings

Free tastings on various topics will be offered each day at the Austrian Wine Marketing booth C30 in hall 17.

[Translate to English:] Frau riecht in ihr Glas
© AWMB/ Anna Stöcher

SUNDAY, 15 MARCH 2020
AWMB Booth, Hall 17/C30

10 am-12 pm
Grüner Veltliner – Classic

12.30-2.30 pm
Sauvignon Blanc & Riesling – Classic & Reserve

3-5 pm
Zweigelt & Zweigelt Cuvées – Classic & Reserve

[Translate to English:] Wein wird in ein Glas eingeschenkt
© AWMB / Ekaterina Malakhova

MONDAY, 16 MARCH 2020
AWMB Booth Hall 17 / C30

10 am-12 pm
Austrian Sekt g.U. &  Rosé Wine

12.30-2.30 pm
Grüner VeltlinerReserve

3-5 pm
Blaufränkisch & Blaufränkisch Cuvées – Reserve

[Translate to English:] Dame riecht in ihr Rotwein Glas
© AWMB

TUESDAY, 17 MARCH 2020
AWMB Booth, Hall 17/C30

10 am-12 pm
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Co. 

12.30-2.30 pm
Orange, Natural, Pet Nat und Raw Wine

 

Gallery

After the fair you can find all impressions of the Austrian Wine hall here.

 

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