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Austrian Wine Tasting Dinner

19 May 2015

On Thursday, May 14 an Austrian Wine Tasting Dinner took place in the pleasant surroundings of The Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, organised by the Dublin office of Advantage Austria.

Over 100 wine enthusiasts attended a four-course dinner accompanied by a fine selection of 15 Austrian red and white wines from four Austrian wineries, while enjoying stunning views of the sea. The Wine Tasting Dinner was guided by Emily Moore from Karwig Wines and Colm Douglas from The Corkscrew.

On arrival, the guests were welcomed with a glass of Riesling sparkling wine by Winzer Krems. After a short inaugural address held by the Head of Advantage Austria Dublin, Wilhelm Nest, the pre starter, a fresh salmon and crab tartlet was served with a Sauvignon Blanc Klassik (2013, Wohlmuth), a Grüner Veltliner Sandgrube (2013, Winzer Krems), a Riesling Zöbing (2013, Hirsch) and a Wiener Grüner Veltliner (2014, Wieninger).

The next course, the starter, consisted of a deliciously prepared smoked chicken salad with a savoury horseradish cream and was taken with a Blaufränkischer (2011, Wohlmuth), a Riesling von den Terrassen (2013, Winzer Krems), a Grüner Veltliner Kammerner Heiligenstein (2013, Hirsch) and a Nussberg gemischter Satz (2013, Wieninger).

The main course, a perfectly tender roast rack of Kerry Hill lamb served in a fruity and flavourful redcurrant and mint jus came with samples of an Aristos (2010, Wohlmuth), a Blauer Zweigelt/St. Severin (2013, Winzer Krems), a Kammerner Lamm Grüner Veltliner (2012, Hirsch) and a Wiener Trilogie (2012, Wieninger).

For dessert, the diners were treated to a tangy lemon tart chantilly with a Gewürztraminer Auslese (2011, Wohlmuth) and a Zöbinger Gaisberg Riesling (2008, Hirsch). 

Participating wineries and Irish importers:

Weingut Johannes Hirsch

Weingut Wieninger

imported by

The Corkscrew Wine Merchants

Chatham Streed

Dublin 2

T 01-674 5731

Contact: Colm Douglas, Paul Foley


Winzer Krems


Weingut Wohlmuth


imported by

Karwig Wines



Co. Cork

T 021 4272864

Contact: Emily Moore, Josef Karwig

If you are interested in coming to next year’s Austrian Wine Tasting Dinner, please contact Dagmar McGuinness via for further information.

For further impressions of the evening, please klick here .