MAST Weinbistro in Vienna won the Gold Star in the category Special Jury Prize, recognizing a venue that has done something extra with their wine list, such as the direction, the style or the value. The category was presented by iconic Austrian domain Schloss Gobelsburg.
"MAST has to be one of my favorite wine lists in Europe. The focus and curation is unmatched," says jury member Rajat Parr, winemaker, author and sommelier.
Fellow jury member Véronique Rivest, Best Sommelier of Canada, says:
"A highly curated and personalized wine list, with lots of unique propositions. A very serious list with a super cool attitude."
The winners of Star Wine List of the Year 2022 were revealed by Star Wine List's founder Krister Bengtsson and Ambassador Manager Liora Levi during a live event in Vienna on May 23. The event was held together with Dorli Muhr and her PR agency Wine+Partners, who were hosting their annual "Christmas party" the same night.
This was the second time the awards were held for Austria, and the first time the event was held live. For the Star Wine List of the Year awards in Austria, Star Wine List was also happy to partner with the website and sommelier community Kalk & Kegel.
In the jury for Star Wine List of the Year Austria this year, we are proud to have some of the best and most well-renowned wine professionals in the world:
• Rajat Parr, sommelier, winemaker, author
• Raimonds Tomsons, Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa 2017
• Véronique Rivest, Best Sommelier of Canada
• Salvatore Castano, Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa 2021
CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA
The jury members vote independently for their favorites considering width, depth, originality and value. The jurys' votes are then added up to decide the finalists and the winners.
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.