Video: A Sensory Journey Through Austrian Wines

This spring, I attended a stellar tasting of Austrian wines at Toronto’s Alo, named Canada’s Best New Restaurant by several publications.

In the video above, Birgitta Samavarchian of the Austrian Wine Marketing Group, explains why the country’s iconic  grape, Gruner Veltliner, is a white wine unlike any other.

This is a sampling the wines we tasted, but you can access more than 300 Austrian Wine Reviews here, along with those of our team members at Ottawa-based tastings.

The dishes that Alo presented to pair with the wines were simply spectacular. These pictures tell a thousand words (and sensory sensations).

 

Austrian Agricultural Minister Andrä Rupprechter chats with attendees

 

 

Schloss Gobelsburg Lamm Grüner Veltliner 2013
Kamptal D.A.C., Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muller Gewurztraminer 2015
Vulkanland Steiermark, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

Austrian Agricultural Minister Andrä Rupprechter and Alo Chef Patrick Kriss

 

 

 

Photo by Eugene Mlynczyk

Master of Wine, Eugene Mlynczyk, also attended the tasting and kindly provided several of his gorgeous photos for this post.

 

 

 

 

 

Sattlerhof Gamlitzer Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Sudsteiermark, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brundlmayer Heiligenstein Riesling 2014
Kamptal DAC, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

Austrian Agricultural Minister Andrä Rupprechter, Barbara Waxenegger, Birgitta Samavarchian of the Austrian Wine Marketing Group

 

 

 

 

Leopold Klassik Gruner Veltliner 2015
Niederosterreich, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

A terrific line-up of wines to taste before the dinner began

 

 

Rabl Langenlois Grüner Veltliner 2015
Kamptal D.A.C., Austria

 

 

 

 

Photo by Eugene Mlynczyk

 

 

 

Gmörk Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner 2014
Wagram Osterre, Austria

 

 

 

Photo by Eugene Mlynczyk with Chef Patrick Kriss

 

 

Ludwig Holzer from Winzer Krems Winery

Neustifier Exklusiv Gruner Veltliner 2015

 

Neustifier Exklusiv Gruner Veltliner 2015
Niederosterreich, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weingut Frank Johannesbergen Gruner Veltliner 2015
Niederösterreich, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weiner Gemischter Satz 2015
Weiner Gemischter Satz DAC, Austria

 

 

 

Photo by Eugene Mlynczyk

 

 

 

Uploading all those great Austrian wines into the mobile app so that you can find them in the liquor store!

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