3rd Winemakers’ Gala with Big Bottle Party and Winemakers’ Dinner on 7th December

The Winemakers’ Gala is set to take place for the 3rd time on 7th December. As the first highlight at the start of the new season, the evening has become an integral part of our winter calendar of events. Together with five top winemakers amid a cosy, laid-back living-room ambience we’ll enjoy a convivial evening and savour some truly superb wines. All five experts will have their personal favourites with them in magnums, hence the name of the prelude to the gala – the ‘Big Bottle Party’ – held in the hotel foyer and at the Blue Bar. This year, once again, you can look forward to finest wines from Austria and around the world.

These are the delectable treats available for tasting at this year’s Big Bottle Party:

  • Clemens Strobl, Grüner Veltliner Schreckenberg 2016, magnum

  • Elisabeth and Erich Pichler-Krutzler, Grüner Veltliner Kellerberg 2016, jeroboam

  • Josef Umathum, Haideboden Cuvée 2015, jeroboam

  • Bodega Norton Argentina, Privada Cuvée 2014, magnum

  • Antinori Tenuta Pian delle Vigne, Rosso di Montalcino 2014, magnum

Following the tasting party, five mouth-watering dishes will be prepared by our team of chefs to accompany another five outstanding wines. The Winemakers’ Dinner will be served in Gittis Esszimmer during which our invited experts will present the following top-quality wines:

  • Clemens Strobl, Riesling Pfaffenberg 2016, magnum

  • Elisabeth and Erich Pichler-Krutzler, Riesling Loibenberg 2015, jeroboam

  • Josef Umathum, Blaufränkisch Kirschgarten 2006, magnum

  • Bodega Norton Argentinien, Privada Cuvée 2013, jeroboam

  • Antinori Tenuta Pian delle Vigne, Brunello di Montalcino 2012, jeroboam

Winemakers’ Gala, 7.12.2017 – Time schedule and prices:

6.30 pm, Blue Bar Big Bottle Party:
EUR 38.00
All resident guests are invited by Robert Strolz to join the Big Bottle Party

8.45 pm, Gittis Esszimmer, Five-course Winemakers’ Dinner:
EUR 110.00 (for non-resident guests, Big Bottle Party included)
Resident guests pay an additional charge of EUR 45.00

The Magic of Advent and Winemakers’ Gala – a perfect combination

Enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of the Advent season in the Schmelzhof during what is probably the most magical time of the year. The air is infused with the scent of cinnamon and freshly baked apples. Escape from the pre-Christmas turmoil and let us spoil you rotten! And, as a special highlight, Robert Strolz personally invites you to join the Winemakers’ Gala with Big Bottle Party

Impressions from the Winemaker’s Gala 2016 with the Big Bottle Party and Winemaker’s Dinner