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PIWIS as a quality and varietal wine in Austria
PIWI grape varieties that can be marketed as quality wine:
- Flower muscatel
- Souvignier gris
PIWI grape varieties that may be placed on the market as grape variety wine *:
- Cabernet Blanc
- Cabernet Jura
- Pinot Nova
* with the name of the variety and the vintage, but without a closer geographical origin (Austria only)
Austrian PIWI wine competition "New / Innovative varieties 2020"
Conditions of participation
A PIWI wine competition is taking place in Austria for the second time. The tasting will take place on August 6, 2020 at the Haidegg experimental station.
- All PIWI grape varieties are permitted, as are cuvées made from PIWI grape varieties.
- All classic white and rosé wines are restricted to the 2018 and 2019 vintages. Only wines from Austria are allowed.
- All styles are possible (please mark). All wines will be tasted, winners will only be awarded in those categories in which at least 10 wines have been submitted. Companies with category winners must provide PIWI Austria with 6 bottles for presentation purposes free of charge.
Submission deadline: Registration for participation takes place using a form that can be downloaded from the PIWI-International homepage (under "PIWI Regional"): https: // piwi- international.de/piwi-regional/oesterreich/. The registration form must either be sent to email@example.com or enclosed with the wines. 3 bottles per wine must be in the
Experimental station Haidegg, Ragnitzstrasse 193, 8047 Graz
Cost: € 25 per wine for members of PIWI Austria or PIWI International, € 50 per wine for non-members. The participation fee must be paid into the account of PIWI Austria no later than August 4, 2020 under the "PIWI Wine Award Austria" purpose. If this is not the case, the wine will be excluded from the evaluation.
Bank details PIWI Austria: IBAN: AT48 3813 3000 0160 2713, BIC: RZSTAT2G133
The tasting is done with a trained panel according to the 20-point scheme. Certificates are issued for excellent wines, plaques for the categories "Category Winner", "Gold" and "Silver" can be purchased from PIWI Austria.
PIWI - straw fire or sustainable concept
Interest in mushroom-resistant grape varieties (PIWI) is still high and vine production is booming. The first successes are seen in the sale of some interesting varieties. But can this concept be of sustainable existence?
by Ing. Wolfgang Renner, Trial station fruit and wine growing Haidegg
Article published in FRUIT - WINE - GARDEN, Issue 1/2020
Share of PIWI refinements
PIWI workshop with the Sommelier Association Vorarlberg
With the question "PIWIS - The quality wines of the future" a workshop of the Vorarlberg Sommelier Association was held on January 19 in Feldkirch.
As a speaker, Wolfgang Renner, wine officer at the test station Haidegg in the state of Styria and chairman of PIWI Austria, explained the why, what and how of PIWI in a very practical way.
The seminar was supplemented with numerous PIWI wine tasting highest quality from Austria and Germany.
Then the "PIWI marketplace" the opportunity to get to know the wines of regional winemakers on a walk-around tasting.