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Day Two: Weingut Pöckl

The latter part of day two led us to Weingut Pöckl in Mönchhof in the Neusidl am See to visit with the newest member of the Pöckl winemaking team, René. The estate was founded in 1910 by Albert Pöckl who, at one time, lived in Minnesota, MN, actually, but it wasn’t until 1945 when his son, Thoedor Pöckl took […]

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Day Two: Carnuntum Tasting Lunch with Artner & Netzl

A short walk down the road from Weingut Markowitsch led us to the restaurant, Bitterman for lunch where we were met by Christina Artner-Netzl and Christoph Artner. Before we dive into the wines there is something you need to understand about Austria. From an outsider’s perspective it doesn’t seem possible to find such extraordinary culinary […]

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Day Two: Visit to Carnumtum with Weingut Markowitsch and Glatzer

Day two started off the right way with a short trip to Weingut Markowitsch for a tour of the vineyards and winery alongside Weingut Glatzer. This day brought us to Carnuntum, Neideroesterreich’s premier red-wine region… which is far different from the others in this state. It is best known for its production of Zweigelt and Blaufraenkisch, […]

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Day 1: Dinner with Gerhard Kracher in Illmitz

We don’t just call it “liquid gold” for fun – there’s a reason the sweet wines of Burgenland, particularly those bordering Lake Neusiedl , have earned this title. After our departure from our friends in Vienna, we headed down to Illmitz, home of Weingut Kracher, one of the best-known wineries for this style of wine. […]

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