Since 1988 once a year carried out largest Austrian wine performance show. It will be in collaboration with the ÖWM
(Partner for the Austrian tour and final selection). On the basis of a sophisticated selection concept, first 200 wines and, as a second step, these 22 winners are determined in two different rounds. At the end of the extensive process, there are eleven "Salon Winners" and eleven "Salon Chosen". Thus lead thus two ways in the "salon". The 160 candidates for the "Salon Sieger" are selected from about 5,000 wines by the regional awards of winemakers from all wine regions in Austria. In a final tasting, a jury of experts will decide who will be included in the final selection. In a concealed wine tasting in the 20-point system then the eleven salon winners in eleven categories (Grüner Veltliner easy to 13% vol, Grüner Veltliner vigorous, Welschriesling, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Prädikatsweine, Blaufränkisch
, Zweigelt, Cuvée red wine ).
The 40 candidates for the eleven "Salon Chosen" are selected by trade magazines and wine guide
(22 wines) as well as independent specialist journalists and sommeliers (18 wines) nominated in the form of a personal hit list. The eleven most nominated wineries (Lower Austria 5, Burgenland 3, Styria 3, Wien
1) are then considered "Salon Auserwählte". This "parallel action" ensures that the "Salon Österreichischer Wein" is an attractive promotion platform for both ambitious newcomers (salon winners) and renowned wineries (Salon Auserwählt). These 200 wines (including the 22 winners) are presented each year in the federal states in cooperation with Casinos Austria as part of the tour of salons across Austria. Every year, the book "Austria's Salon Wines" (authors Dr. Christa Hanten, Tobias Hierl) is published, which portrays each of the award-winning winemakers and his wine and represents a shopping guide. See also below awards
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