Palais Coburg – Silvio Nickol has the best wine list in Austria. The restaurant won the prestigious Grand Prix category for best Austrian wine list overall in the first ever Star Wine List of the Year Austria, presented by Austrian Wine. Here are all the winners.
”There was a lot of passion in all the wine lists, and especially interesting to see was that there were indeed some great wine lists from Vienna, but also from other parts of Austria. Also strong focus on low intervention and natural wines, but with a great mix of more classical wines as well,” says jury member Marc Almert about the competition.
On 12 May, Star Wine List celebrated the best Austrian wine lists during the first ever Star Wine List of the Year Austria. The event was live-streamed and led by Star Wine List’s Project Manager Ida Kymmer together with sommelier Manu Rosier, Star Wine List’s ambassador in Berlin.
Media partner for Star Wine List of the Year Austria was Kalk & Kegel. Also, thanks a lot to the Austrian Sommelier Union.
Here are all the finalists and winners:
– The top Austrian wine list overall
Palais Coburg – Silvio Nickol, Vienna
By The Glass
– Recognizes the best by the glass list
Heunisch & Erben, Vienna
Special Jury Prize
– Recognizes a venue that has done something extra with their wine list, such as the direction, the style or the value.
Best Short List
– Recognizes the best wine list with fewer than 250 listings
Konstantin Filippou, Vienna
The winners of the Global Categories will qualify for the International Star Wine List of the Year, in partnership with Austrian Wine. It will be held online 31 May.
The jury for the event will have five members from of our international top sommelier panel:
Arvid Rosengren, 2016 Best Sommelier of the World
Pascaline Lepeltier, 2018 Best Sommelier of France
Marc Almert, 2019 Best Sommelier of the World
Raimonds Tomsons, 2017 Best Sommelier of Europe
Paz Levinson, Best Sommelier of Argentina and the Americas
Plus our local judge:
Michael Pech, founder of Kalk & Kegel
Interested in how we judge Star Wine List of the Year? Check out this article!