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EU Open House Day | Wine Tasting with Klaus Wittauer in cooperation with AACS: "Passport to Austrian wines - Gruner Fest"

  • Embassy of Austria 3524 International Court Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

EU Open House Day | Wine Tasting with Klaus Wittauer in cooperation with AACS: "Passport to Austrian wines - Gruner Fest"
May 14, 2016 | 11:15 am | 1 pm | 2:15 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the history, the pleasure and the sensory experience of wine? If so, our wine seminars offer the perfect opportunity. Experience the art of wine tasting, the fun of sharpening your senses, and the amusement of exploring the many exquisite types of wine in an exceptional setting.

We will taste the following wines:

Rose from Kremstal - Mittelbach Zweigelt Rose 2015
2 Wagram Gruner: Paul Direder 2014 & Anton Bauer Rosenberg GV 2015
2 Gruner from Kamptal: Steininger Kamptal DAC 2014 & Steininger Grand Gru 14
2 Gruner from the Wachau: Tegernseerhof T26 2015 Federspiel & Tegernseerhof Loibenberg 2014 Smaragd

Klaus Wittauer was born in Austria and attended Hotel/Restaurant Management School in Salzburg. He worked for many years in some of the world‘s top restaurants in Austria, Bermuda and the United States. In 1996, Klaus started working as the wine buyer for Sutton Place Gourmet and traveled extensively throughout Europe. This gave him the opportunity to learn more about the wine import business and to gain further knowledge. After traveling back and forth to his home in Austria, Klaus began to question why so many of these excellent wines he tasted where not available throughout the United States. He knew at this point that he would set out on his mission to find a way to introduce Austrian wines to America.KWSELECTION includes top selections from most of the wine producing areas of Austria. His selections include: Anton Bauer from Donauland, Leo Hillinger from Burgenland, Gutsav Strauss from Styria, Martin Mittelbach from Wachau, Karl & Brigitta Steininger from Kamptal, Steindorfer from Neusiedlersee, Proidl from Kremstal , Meinklang from Burgenland and Joseph Bauer from Donauland. Klaus has a close relationship with all of his wineries and continues to build relationships together in expanding distribution throughout the United States. Klaus‘s vision is still the same as it was when he first began in the wine business                                    


The American-Austrian Society, Washington, DC is a non-profit organization whose objectives are to encourage and support the perennial friendship between the United States and Austria, to promote the understanding of Austrian culture, and to assist both American and Austrian institutions in bringing educational programs about Austrian arts, science, and trade to the Washington metropolitan area.

Each year the Society sponsors or supports several cultural events that take place at the Embassy of Austria and at other locations in the Washington metropolitan area. Most of these events are open to the general public. The Society's stimulating cultural and educational programs are centered on the artistic, humanistic, and scientific achievements of Austrians and Americans with ties to Austria.

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016 | 11:15 am | 1 pm | 2:15 pm
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court, NW, Washington, DC, 20008

Tickets: The Wine Tasting will be offered at 3 different times. Please reserve your ticket for your chosen time under the link next to the time.

1. Wine Tasting at 11:15 am :

2. Wine Tasting at 1 pm :

3. Wine Tasting at 2:15 pm :