For their merits in the wine education, among others in cooperation with the Weinakademie Österreich, the following persons were appointed as Weinakademiker h.c. (chronological order):
For her decades of work as a wine journalist as an icon of wine journalism and the BBC series Wines of the world with her own contribution to Austria.
As executive director of the IMW, he received the title for the achievements of the IMW in international wine education.
As Head of Awards of the WSET for his services in the establishment of the WSET Diploma at the Weinakademie Österreich.
As global wine educator and first MW lecturer at the Weinakademie as well as international ambassador of the Weinakademie Austria.
For his merits in the implementation of the German WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits at the Weinakademie as a marker of the first years.
The Norwegian Robert Parker was one of the first to publish about Austrian wines in Scandinavia. For his work and merits within the project team for the MW Symposium in Vienna 2002.
For her many years of training at the Weinakademie and her services in establishing cooperation with the Geisenheim University of Applied Sciences.
For his services to Austrian wine in Switzerland and his training at the Weinakademie Österreich.
The Austrian Weinakademie opened its doors in 1991 as the Minister of Agriculture, and later became the EU's Commissioner for Agriculture, supporting it benevolently.
For his merits as a long-time lecturer at the Weinakademie and as a cooperation partner of the Weinakademie qualification in the Netherlands and Belgium.
For his many years of training at the Weinakademie Österreich and his services in further cooperation with the new Geisenheim University of Applied Sciences.
For his services during the MW course in Rust and the establishment of the English WSET Diploma at the Weinakademie.
For his services to the cultural heritage of wine worldwide and in particular for establishing the cooperation with the Weinakademie with the Istituto Grandi Marchi in Italy.
For his achievements in international teaching and research and in particular in establishing the cooperation between the Weinakademie and the Geisenheim Research Station in 2001.
As top winemaker representing the Austrian winegrowers and his great support for the international training activities at the Austrian Weinakademie and in particular for the many years of cooperation within the framework of the 'Renommierten Weingüter Burgenland'.
For his many years of international lecturing at the Wine Academy and his commitment as Chairman of the Supervisory Board and, most recently, as a supporter and cooperative partner at Wein&Co
For his services in establishing the Weinakademiker training in Switzerland and his general contribution to international wine education, DI Hans Bättig was awarded the title of Weinakademiker h.c. by the Board of Trustees of the Weinakademie Österreich. This title was first awarded to Jancis Robinson MW in 1994 and since then to great wine personalities of the wine world. After Philipp Schwander MW (2002), he is the second Swiss among the now 18 international Weinakademiker h.c..