“Sip Some Austria” continues as Jessica Altieri, CEO and host of Wine Channel TV, visits with Fritz Wieninger of Winery Wieninger in Vienna, Austria. The name “Wieninger” intimates internationally-recognized, top wines from Vienna. With 52 hectares run by a family staff of 10, Winery Wieninger guarantees quality orientation with a balanced, natural cultivation adhering to biodynamic guidelines. Biodynamic wine cultivation ensures that soils are alive with healthy vines and high-quality wines that reflect a close relationship to nature. Herbicides, pesticides, systemic sprays, and artificial fertilizers are completely eliminated. Winery Wieninger uses more traditional vinification combined with modern methods and exports to more than 40 countries. Fritz Wieninger took over the family winery in 1989 and was named “Winemaker of the Year” in 1991.
This specific Wieninger Vineyard is made up of two separate sites: Bisamberg and Nussberg. Both of these sites provide optimal conditions for wine making with the Pinot Noir comprising a mixture of the two. The Bisamberg and Nussberg are separated by the Danube river, and with this, feature different soils and different climates. The Nussberg is optimal for the planting of Gemischter Satz, Riesling, Grüner Veltliner and Traminer. Wieninger vinifies two categories: The classic Wiener Gemischte Satz and the full-bodied Wiener Gemischter Satz with site designation. A meticulous, strict list of criteria guarantees the quality and authenticity of the Wiener Gemischter Satz. Stay tuned to Wine Channel TV for more exclusive “Sip Some Austria” featured videos. Prost!
Join Jessica Altieri, CEO of Wine Channel TV, for a preview of the “Sip Some Austria” video series on Wine Channel TV. Wine Channel TV toured the Austrian countryside, taking viewers on a wine lifestyle tour to one of the world’s most unique wine regions uncovering countless blends and varietals that you need to try in 2016 and beyond. Wine Channel TV will be bringing you exclusive interviews with winemakers, tastemakers, and more to take you “inside” the Austrian wine scene. Austrian vineyards charm tourists with breathtaking vistas and quaint “Buschenschanks”—Austrian wine taverns. Jessica Altieri meets with winemakers along the UNESCO World Heritage landscape of the Wachau Valley, one of the most beautiful and breathtaking stretches of river valley in Europe, and ventures inside the city walls of Vienna’s palatial wonders for a vineyard located inside the infamous Schönbrunn Palace. In addition, viewers are taken along the charming Austria’s South Styrian Wine Road with exquisite wines, taverns with enchanting views, a wine hotel, home-cooked traditional Austrian dishes, natural spa resorts, and an astounding Market Hall (Genussregal) with over 1 million wine bottles to choose from—earning southern Styria the nickname, “Tuscany of Austria.” Bonus: Wine Channel TV host Jessica Altieri receives a private serenade from world-renowned tenor, Michael Schade inside Vienna’s 19th century Ferris Wheel. Stay tuned for featured wine video segments from Austria with your host Jessica Altieri.