A review to the 3rd Winemakers’ Gala with Big Bottle Party and Winemakers’ Dinner on 7th December

The Winemakers’ Gala was set to take place for the 3rd time on 7th December. As the first highlight at the start of the new season, the evening had become an integral part of our winter calendar of events. Together with five top winemakers amid a cosy, laid-back living-room ambience we’ve enjoyed a convivial evening and savour some truly superb wines. All five experts had 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.

These have been 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 have been prepared by our team of chefs to accompany another five outstanding wines. The Winemakers’ Dinner was served in Gittis Esszimmer during which our invited experts were presenting 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

Impressions from the Winemaker’s Gala 2017 with the Big Bottle Party and Winemaker’s Dinner