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24. - 25.09.2021

Dear Weinakademiker, we are very happy to invite you to our 17th Weinakademiker Workshop in Geisenheim from September 24–25 2021 held in Geisenheim/Germany (Geisenheim University). Some of you have been involved in picking and processing the Pinot Noir grapes in Geisenheim for our sparkling project in 2019. As we could not take the next production steps last year we will do it this year with the 2020 vintage. Prof. Dr. Monika Christmann and her team led by the sparkling wine specialist Dr. Matthias Schmitt put together a great workshop style program including lectures and pratical experience. In the evening of the day the traditional VDP tasting will follow in a great location nearby that can accomodate all Weinakademiker and international Diploma students present on Geisenheim Campus during that week. The German wine areas that are not covered by the new WSET syllabus such as Ahr, Mittelrhein, Saale Unstrut as well as Sachsen will feature in a big walk around tasting followed by dinner. For more than 15 years Weinakademie Österreich has had a very good partnership with Alto Adige wine area. We want to celebrate this on Saturday with a special Alto Adige master class with leading producers of the area - some of them are also Weinakademiker. Furthermore we are extremly happy to welcome on that day also one of the super stars in the world of wine Gaia Gaja who will hold a special master class. The daughter of legendary Angelo Gaja has been the new face of the winery in the past decade and will lead the estate into a bright future with many new interesting developments and investments in Italy and abroad. Please find attached the preliminary programme, an information sheet with important addresses and contacts as well as a registration form. If you want to attend please register by using the registration form until 30 August 2021 at the latest. According to the COVID-19 precautions in force during the Weinakademiker Workshop we will inform you in due course on the basis of the latest regulations. So come, learn and enjoy and meet old and new friends in wine from Weinakademiker Club and from our international Diploma groups that will also be present on Geisenheim Campus. We look forward to seeing you in the Rheingau in September! Kind regards WEINAKADEMIE ÖSTERREICH Dr. Josef Schuller MW Director

Address: Hochschule Geisenheim University, Von-Lade-Straße 1, 65366 Geisenheim, Germany
Organiser: Weinakademie Österreich
Price: € 220 for Students
Price for members: € 180
Registration deadline: 30.08.2021

24 to 25 September 2021

Programme: Preliminary programme

Friday, 24 September 2021
13:30 Registration
Hochschule Geisenheim University, Von-Lade-Strasse 1, 65366

13:45 Welcome

14:00 – 17:00 “Weinakademiker sparkling wine project” – Workshop and
with Prof. Dr. Monika Christmann and Dr. Matthias Schmitt of
Geisenheim University
Please bring cellarproof clothing and shoes!

18:30 VDP presentation “Große Gewächse” of VDP Ahr,
Mittelrhein, Sachsen and Saale-Unstrut
afterwards dinner
together with international Weinakademie Diploma students

Saturday, 25 September 2021
09:00 – 11:00 “The Gaja world of wine”, master class with Gaia Gaja
11:00 – 11:15 coffee/tea break
11:15 – 13:00 “Alto Adige – vineyards in the sky”, master class with leading
Alto Adige producers