Premium Estates of Austria presents Grand Prix category in Belgium

Heinrich Vineyards.

On November 19, Star Wine List will celebrate the best wine lists in Belgium, and the teams behind them, for the first time. Now we are proud to reveal that Premium Estates of Austria joins the celebrations to present the prestigious Grand Prix category for the best wine list overall.

(Partner story with Premium Estates of Austria)

”I truly believe, and it has been proven many times, that Star Wine List brings together the best people of the trade in every single market, so this is the perfect place for us to be. It was really a no-brainer when we got the opportunity, why would we NOT want to be involved,” says Managing Director Stefanie Lobner.

”For us, it’s not so much about connecting with the biggest players on the market when it comes to volume, but with the best players in the business.”

Stefanie Lobner.

Premium Estates of Austria was established in 2004 by Alois Gölles, Fred Loimer, Gernot Heinrich and Willi Sattler. Shortly after, Fritz Wieninger also joined the group. Together the group, under the patronage of Stefanie Lobner, promote their products all over the world – and at the same time act as ambassadors for the Austrian wine scene.

”There has always only been support within the group, and never any jealousy or disagreement. The idea from day one has been to support each other, and to support Austria,” says Stefanie Lobner.

The five wineries all express their different terroirs, winemaking methods and grape varieties, but share the same view on the importance of an environmental-friendly lifestyle – all the domains are biodynamically certified, most of them since 2006.

Together, the ”Premium Estate family” as Stefanie Lobner puts it, offers a wide variety of products – wine, vinegar and distillates – from several of the most sought-after regions in Austria.

”We’re soon celebrating 20 years, and I believe that we’re getting stronger and better for every year that goes by. We are already looking forward to the next 20!”

What do you hope that your participation in Star Wine List of the Year Belgium will bring?
”Most of all, I really look forward to get to know more of the restaurateurs and sommeliers in the country. We’re really looking forward to the celebrations!”

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Published 05-October-2023
Partner content / Belgium

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