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"European Winery of the Year" Award goes to Austrian Winery for the very first time

7 March 2017

On Monday, 30 January 2017, the renowned Wine Enthusiast Magazine hosted its annual Wine Star Awards in the glamorous Nobu Eden Roc Hotel in Florida. For the very first time in its 17-year history, one of the "Oscars of the wine business" went to Austria. Roman Josef Pfaffl and his sister Heidemarie Fischer were honoured to accept the European Winery of the Year award.

Sybil Strum, CEO of Wine Enthusiast, highlighted Weingut Pfaffl’s accomplishments for Grüner Veltliner and for the Weinviertel region during her speech as she gave the prestigious trophy. 

Weingut R&A Pfaffl exports to 30 different countries including Australia and the USA. 60% of their production is white wine with Grüner Veltliner in the lead followed by Riesling Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Muscat, and Sauvignon Blanc. 40% of the Pfaffl wines are red with the varieties Zweigelt, St. Laurent, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir.

Decisive for the accolade was the outstanding performance of the Pfaffl wines at tastings over numerous years, the wide availability of the wines, the pioneering work for Grüner Veltliner, and the fact that a broad assortment spectrum, from elite wines to fruity everyday wines, are offered.

To find out where to purchase Pfaffl Wines in Australia or to order them directly, please contact their Australian importer Beach Avenue Wholesalers .