Star Wine List of the Year Austria, May 23

Save the date! On May 23 we return to Austria with our Star Wine List of the Year celebration, during the last day of Vievinum. ”We are excited to once again celebrate the great wine lists of Austria and look forward to meeting people in person in Vienna again,” says Krister Bengtsson, Star Wine List’s founder.

For the upcoming Star Wine List of the Year awards in Austria, Star Wine List is proud to partner with the website and sommelier community Kalk & Kegel.

The winners of Star Wine List of the Year 2022 will be revealed during a live event in Vienna on May 23. It will be held at Volksgarten in front of Hofburg, with Dorli Muhr and her PR agency Wine+Partners, who are hosting their annual "Christmas party" there the same night.

"Each year, the week before Christmas, we do our Weinachtel party at the agency office. As we could not party for two years, we have decided to hold our Christmas party on May 23," says Dorli Muhr.

The awards will be presented by Krister Bengtsson and Star Wine List's Ambassador Manager Liora Levi.

Rajat Parr, sommelier, winemaker, author
Raimonds Tomsons, Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa
Véronique Rivest, Best Sommelier of Canada
Salvatore Castano, Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa 2021

The jury votes independently for their favorites considering width, depth, originality and value.

International categories:
Grand Prix: Recognizes the best large wine list, with more than 600 references.
Best Medium-Sized List: Recognizes the best wine list with 200-600 listings. The category is presented by Wieninger & Hajszan Neumann
By The Glass List: Recognizes the best by the glass list.
Sparkling Wine List: Recognizes the wine list with sparkling wine.
Special Jury Prize: Recognizes a venue that has done something extra with their wine list, such as the direction, the style or the value. The category is presented by Schloss Gobelsburg
Best Short List: Recognizes the best wine list with fewer than 200 listings.

See all the finalists that were announced on May 11 here.

The winners in the international categories are all qualified to the international final of Star Wine List of the Year that will be held in June.

More categories can be announced ahead of the event. Partners are welcome to contact us at

Read more about how we judge Star Wine List of the Year here.

Published 21-April-2022


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