Yesterday after work I was the proud host of the first "Austrian tasting" at Klein Constantia.
25 winemakers, sommeliers, journalists and friends were keen to taste some Austrian wines.
My presentation covered the history of viticulture, facts and figures about our winecountry, soils, varieties, climate, ... and so on.
I described the different wine regions, showed some pics, played "Heurigen" music and we tasted 18 Austrian wines from nearly all winegrowing areas.
From light crisp Grüner Veltliner and Welschriesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling Smaragd, Rotgipfler, Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, Pinot Noir and Sankt Laurent to TBAs was the tasting range and I am proud to say that my guests were stunned by the quality and versatility of Austrian wines.
After the tasting we had a braai and the wines proved once more that they are "the most food friendly wines" in the world.