Review to the 5th Winemakers’ Gala with Big Bottle Party and Winemakers’ Dinner on the 5th December 2019

This was a not-to-be-missed evening for all wine lovers! Five distinguished winemakers recounted both their life stories and the history of their wine farms. And each one proudly was presenting a big bottle – a magnum or even a jeroboam – of their very own  favourite wine. Afterwards the Winemakers’ Dinner was served in Gittis Esszimmer. Five mouth-watering dishes created by the Schmelzhof’s team of chefs were accompanied by further superb ‘large-format’ wines presented by their makers from the wineries Humert Frères (Gevrey Chambertin, Burgundy), Alois Lageder (South Tyrol), Tenuta Monteverro (Tuscany), Dows Port (Douro) and Matthias Hirtzberger from Weinhofmeisterei (Wachau).

These have been the wines at the Big Bottle Party:
Alois Lageder, Chardonnay, 2018, Magnum
Mathias Hirtzberger, Ried Kollmütz, Grüner Veltliner, 2016, Jeroboam
Tenuta Monteverro, Terra di Monteverro IGT Toscana Rosso, 2015, Magnum
Domaine Humbert Frères, Gevrey-Chambertin vieilles vignes AC, Pinot Noir, 2009, Magnum
Dow`s Port, Dow`s 10YO, Tawny Port, Tappit Hen, 2,25 lt.

These have been the wines at the Winemaker’s Dinner:
Mathias Hirtzberger, Ried Kollmitz, Riesling, 2015, Magnum
Alois Lageder, Cor Römigberg, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015, Jeroboam
Tenuta Monteverro, Monteverro IGT Toscana Rosso, 2013, Jeroboam
Domaine Humbert Frères, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Poissenot”, Pinot Noir, 2009, Magnum
Dow`s Port, Dow`s 20YO, Tawny Port, Tappit Hen, 2,25 lt.

Impressions Big Bottle Party and Winemaker’s Dinner 2019: