Sip Some Austria with Winery Winzer Krems
Jessica Altieri visits Winery Winzer Krems
“Sip Some Austria” tour continues as Jessica Altieri, CEO and host of Wine Channel TV, visits with Ludwig Holzer, export manager of Winery Winzer Krems, in Austria. Winzer Krems is located 40 miles west of Austria’s capital, Vienna. The winery is nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage landscape of the Wachau Valley, one of the most beautiful and breathtaking stretches of river valley in Europe. Winery Winzer Krems vineyards are lined along sun-exposed primary rock and terraces featuring special soil and climate conditions. The influence of the Danube River produces a mix of warm and cool breezes. Winzer Krems is one of the most significant producers and exporters of estate bottled wine in Austria. The estate is owned by 981 winegrowers who grow their grapes on 990 hectares in Krems and the surrounding wine growing regions. Grüner Veltliner, Austria’s most prevalent grape variety, makes up more than 50-percent of Winzer Krems’ average harvest. Once the grapes are harvested—mostly by hand—the grapes are rushed to the cellar for strict quality control. The winemaking process is performed with the traditional old wooden press and fed into stainless tanks and fermented in a temperature-controlled process. Winzer Krems’ hard work pays off: In July 2016, Wine Enthusiast magazine featured high ratings for two Winzer Krems wines:”13″ Grüner Veltliner 2015 and Grüner Veltliner “Kremser Sandpit” 2015. Wine growing in the Krems region can be traced back more than 2,000 years to grapes harvested in 3rd century AD under the Roman emperor Probus.
Join Jessica Altieri, CEO of Wine Channel TV, for a preview of the “Sip Some Austria” video series on Wine Channel TV. Wine Channel TV toured the Austrian countryside, taking viewers on a wine lifestyle tour to one of the world’s most unique wine regions uncovering countless blends and varietals that you need to try in 2016 and beyond. Wine Channel TV will be bringing you exclusive interviews with winemakers, tastemakers, and more to take you “inside” the Austrian wine scene. Austrian vineyards charm tourists with breathtaking vistas and quaint “Buschenschanks”—Austrian wine taverns. Jessica Altieri meets with winemakers along the UNESCO World Heritage landscape of the Wachau Valley, one of the most beautiful and breathtaking stretches of river valley in Europe, and ventures inside the city walls of Vienna’s palatial wonders for a vineyard located inside the infamous Schönbrunn Palace. In addition, viewers are taken along the charming Austria’s South Styrian Wine Road with exquisite wines, taverns with enchanting views, a wine hotel, home-cooked traditional Austrian dishes, natural spa resorts, and an astounding Market Hall (Genussregal) with over 1 million wine bottles to choose from—earning southern Styria the nickname, “Tuscany of Austria.” Bonus: Wine Channel TV host Jessica Altieri receives a private serenade from world-renowned tenor, Michael Schade inside Vienna’s 19th century Ferris Wheel. Stay tuned for featured wine video segments from Austria with your host Jessica Altieri.