Tag Archives: Wachau

Eiswein in the 2016 Vintage!

The 2016 harvest is a very special one! Low temperatures may have most of us cozied by the fire, under a blanket, with a great glass of red wine and a hot tea, but for many Austrian winemakers, it means more time in the vineyards. Eiswein in Austria happens only every few years when temperatures […]

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VieVinum 2016: The 2006 Vintage in the Wachau

The 2006 vintage in Austria was quite a tricky one with a fantastic result. A hot year with a long ripening season meant that some producers were hesitant to leave the fruit on the vines for fear of frost and/or other damaging weather conditions, but those who took the risk were heavily rewarded. Nevertheless, the […]

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Mohegan Sun #Winefest – Awesome Austrian Wines

This past weekend marked the annual Mohegan Sun Casino Winefest in Uncaseville, CT featuring some of America’s top brands and CT super stars…you can bet Austrian wines were there! On the Frederick Wildman Imports table, we had the Grooner Gruner Veltliner 2010 ($11.99)- crisp, delicious, and super fun. You can bet this was a big hit at […]

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Austrian Wine Words: Steinfeder, Federspiel, Smaragd

Today we take a trip to the Wachau to explain the terms Steinfeder, Federspiel, & Smaragd. Long before the DAC system in Austria was established, many of the wine regions in Austria developed their own system of classification. Among those, was the Wachau under the specialized classification of the Vinea Wachau – an organization including nearly […]

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