After a long break, the great Austrian Tasting returned to Switzerland. The winemakers had the opportunity to present a wide range of Austrian wines to the professional audience in Switzerland.

In view of the global situation, the Austrian Tasting Switzerland is redesigning its concept. It consists of a two-day event in Zurich, in the renovated and modernised Kongresshaus directly on Lake Zurich. An online tasting will follow a few weeks later. Thus, the entire event will become a hybrid event where guests from the wine industry can participate in both the tasting in Zurich and the online tasting in October.

Online Event (expert audience only):
12 October

12 October 2021

10 am - 4 pm


© Austrian Wine / Blickwerk Fotografie

A few weeks after the event in Zurich, which has already taken place, there was an additional online tasting as the second part of the Austrian Tastings Switzerland. This format was a tasting by winemaker portfolio, where guests had the possibility to put together an individual tasting package consisting of 72 small bottles (100 ml).

Recording of the Masterclass

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In addition to the personal meetings and tastings directly with the winemakers and winery representatives, the Wein Steiermark Masterclass took place as part of the supporting programme. Hans Georg Babits (Wine Academics), Bastian Kaltenböck (Goedwinemakers Winery) and Andrea Jöbstl-Prattes (Wein Steiermark) guided us through the diversity of Steiermark wines during the Masterclass.



Live Event in Zurich:
30 - 31 August

30 - 31 August 2021

11 am - 8 pm trade | 5 - 8 pm open to the public

© Austrian Wine / Chris Krebs

During the real live event, more than 100 wineries presented their portfolio to almost 400 trade visitors from the press, gastronomy and trade. The event was open to end consumers from 5 p.m. and so over 600 guests in total had the opportunity to enjoy the portfolio of the winemakers. 
Exciting workshops and masterclasses were held as part of the Austrian Tasting. The masterclasses were completely booked and were highly appreciated by the participants.

Extending the tasting to two days made it possible to better regulate the flow of visitors and thus comply with Covid rules and regulations in the best possible way. All guests were required to show a Covid certificate upon entry to ensure the safety of all participants.


Monday, 30 August 2021


  • 12:30 - 13:30 pm | Austria Advanced level - Die Grossen Weine der Thermenregion
    Speaker: Bernhard Stadlmann, Winery Stadlmann & Marie-Sophie Hartl, Winery Hartl Heinrich III
  • 14:00 - 15:00 pm | Steirische Weinvielfalt
    Speaker: Hans Georg Babits, Weinakademiker
  • 15:30 - 16:30 pm | Die Herkunft Kremstal und seine Vielfalt
    Speaker: Diana Müller, Bundesweinkönigin & Rainer Wess, WineryWess


Tuesday, 31 August 2021

  • 12:30 - 13:30 pm | Das Burgenland und seine Vielfalt
    Speaker: Hans Georg Babits, Weinakademiker
  • 14:00 - 15:00 pm | Wachau DAC oder Steinfeder-Federspiel-Smaragd? 
    Speaker: Emmerich H. Knoll, Winery Knoll
  • 15:30 - 16:30 pm | Die Herkunft Kamptal
    Speaker: Stefan Keller, publicist Schweizerische Weinzeitung


Organiser: Austrian Wine 
Contact: Ms Mary Fritz, Ms Michaela Poiss & Ms Anika Riegler
Phone: +43 (1) 5039267-60

Trade visitors: Free of charge (registration required)
End consumers: Ticket purchase possible in advance, no box office (link to advance sale follows)


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