Examination insited with bravour
On the weekend the awarding of the best wines of the vintage 2018 took place in the SPA RESORT STYRIA in the context of the 6th Waltersdorfer Wine Weekend (WWW).
The Wine Spring 2019 can come! The member wineries of the Oststeirische Römerweinstraße, one of the youngest wine routes in Austria, can celebrate. The vintage and selected matured varieties have passed their maturity test with flying colours. A total of 70 wines were shortlisted this year, which was judged by a high-calibre jury of experts consisting of winegrowers, sommeliers and wine experts, selecting the best of each variety.
Host of the 6th WWW was the SPA RESORT STYRIA, the new Adults Only Resort of the VAMED Vitality World Group. “We are proud to host this extraordinary event,” says Günther Zimmel, General Manager of SPA RESORTS STYRIA, now the 10th resort of the group. “We want every day to be a very special one. We want to be the desired destination for our guests. Our feel-good recipe is to relax with pleasure. In addition the wine benefit belongs in any case. In our house we live international Styria flair, regionality and above all authenticity. We have all this in common with our winegrowers.”
At the wine enjoyment event on 6 April, the 25 nominated winegrowers served their best wines with passion and a lot of dedication and invited the guests to a tasting – among them the mayor of Bad Waltersdorf and the wine sovereigns – could convince themselves of the high quality.
“The East Styria as a quality wine region is still completely underestimated and far too little known,” Dr. Helmut Romé, pioneer of Austrian wine journalism and member of the jury at the beginning, sums it up. “The companies have been working excellently for many years. The result can certainly compete internationally. I would be delighted if the East Styrian wine could continue to establish itself in the minds of wine connoisseurs. The journey has only just begun”.
What distinguishes the winegrowers? Unique vineyard locations, specialist knowledge, decades of experience, the courage to innovate and a great deal of intuition. The different soils and wine-growing structures are reflected in every drop. The wide variety of varieties ranges from the typical Welschriesling to the expressive Sauvignon Blancs, the elegant Zweigelt and the URBANUS®, the wine flagship of the Oststeirische Römerweinstraße.
The guests were spoiled with a Styrian delicacy buffet by SPA RESORT STYRIA chef Martin Maierhofer and his team to live music sounds. Maierhofer, who has already cooked the ÖSV ski team on a medal course, conjured up the finest delicacies with the best products from the region. An atmospheric and enjoyable event, which already makes you want to come next year.