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The Austrian Wine Form

20. - 21.01.2020
09:00 Until 17:00 Time

The Austrian Wine Forum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Organiser: Frank Smulders MW
Price: 375 (excl 21% VAT)
Price for members: 375
Email: anja.vondenhoff@gmail.com

The Austrian Wine Forum | Restaurant Fitzgerald, Rotterdam
January 20th , January 21st 2020
Organization by Frank Smulders MW
Check the website for extra information: http://franksmulders.nl/
During these days 6-7 masterclasses will be presented by a number of top producers. The following winemakers and organizations have confirmed their presence:
Vinea Wachau: this organization represents over 90% of the producers in this leading area and will come with 2 or 3 top producers, among them Roman Horvath MW of Domäne Wachau and Emmerich Knoll.
Andi Kollwentz: it was Andi’s father who was on the foreground of the red wine development in Austria. Andi took the estate further up to what it is now: an absolute top producer in both red and white wines.He will take us through his best wines, focusing on Chardonnay en Blaufränkisch.
ÖTW or Österreichische Traditions Weingüter: de ÖTW unites te best producers of Kremstal, Kamptal, Wagram en Traisental. This masterclass focuses on the Erste Lage concept, the classification of the best vineyards, which in time will also develop Grosse Lagen. Michael Moosbrugger of Schloss Gobelsburg will be there together with another leading producer.
STK or Steirische Terroir&Klassik Weingüter comprises 12 of te very best producers of the Steiermark. Two growers will present the area and its wines, with special attention on Sauvignon Blanc, which has been around here for a century and produces world-class wines for this variety in the region’s best vineyards.
Gernot Heinrich has been leading in red wines for over 25 years, producing mostly Leithaberg DAC wines nowadays. Very interesting is his quite radical change in winemaking in recent years, moving to a rather ‘natural approach’
Blaufränkisch: to complete the internationally rather underappreciated red wine story of the country, two producers will present Blaufränkisch based wines (the best autochthonous red variety) from other parts of Burgenland. Wellanschitz from Mittelburgenland will be joined by a producer of Südburgenland.

Location: Restaurant Fitzgerald in Rotterdam (1 Michelin star)

Dates and times:
20th January 2020, from 9 till 22.30 hours (dinner is included!)
21st January 2020, from 9 till 17.30 hours

Costs of participation: 450 € excl. VAT, which includes all tastings and masterclasses, two lunches (informal and buffet style) and a 5-course dinner with producers and their wines.
WSET diploma students and graduates become a special price, provided they apply and pay before November 1st: 375 € ex vat.

Application by email with name and invoice address to smulders@vinum.nl

The Forum will be held in English language; minor changes in the program are possible.