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Wine World Austria 2016

VieVinum 2016: gate to superb wine in the Vienna Hofburg Palace The VieVinum is Austria’s largest and most prestigious wine festival. The Vienna Hofburg Palace is once again the stage for the best vintners from Austria and the rest of the world from 4-6 June 2016. TEXT: GROSSWERK E.U., VIEVINUM | PHOTOS: EVA KELETY

More than 500 top wine producers will present their wines at this grand oenophile event. Established monuments of wine history meet avant-garde wines of the Millennial generation in a huge diversity of styles that range from amphorae wines 18 | Issue 39 | June 2016

to wines from sustainable production or biodynamic cultivation. Star-studded side events Highlights of the VieVinum are the commentated tastings in the side events. Vinea

Wachau puts the highlight on Riesling from the legendary 2006 vintage (6 June, 12:30) and builds a bridge to this year’s guest of honour vintners from the Verein Deutsche Prädikatsweingüter (VDP). Comparison of vintages and unique character of wines as expressions of nature will be the subject of examination with the vintners from Wagram (4 June, 15:00), while Steiermark (Styria) has prepared a commentated tasting with a lucid Sauvignon Blanc statement (6 June, 11:45). Red wine blends are