Program

Welcome to Vinexpo Explorer! Please find below the 48-hour program of Chapter 1.

Individual arrivals should be made one day prior to “Day 1”.
A Welcome Reception will launch the event, starting at 19:30 (shuttles from the Park Royal Hotel from 19:00) on Sunday 10 September, at the Grand Ferdinand Hotel in Vienna.

DAY 1 : Monday September 11th

07:15 - 08:15
Breakfast at the Hotel Park Royal
08:30 -
Shuttle tranfers to the Orangerie
09:00 - 10:00
Opening Conference

Presentation of Vinexpo Explorer's concept & Chapter 1 by Guillaume Deglise, Vinexpo.

Presentation of the Austrian vineyards and market trends by Willi Klinger, AWMB.
Venue: Orangerie of Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna.

10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 14:00
Global Tasting & Lunch

Overview of Austria’s wines offered by the wineries: a great introduction to fix the wish lists for the next day One to Wine meetings.
Informal lunch to be set at the same place.

14:00 - 14:30
One to Wine meetings Arrangements

Opportunity to make first choices about the producers you wish to meet for the next day, for targeted and efficient business.

15:00 -
Departure for Austria's vineyards

Meeting with the groups and transfer to the wineries.

16:00 - 19:00
Tour experience of Austria's vineyards

Experience Austria’s vineyards and meet with the winemakers.
Domäne Wachau (Niederösterreich - Wachau)
Esterhazy (Burgenland - Leithaberg)
Feiler-Artinger (Burgenland - Leithaberg/Rust)
Sepp Moser (Niederösterreich - Kremstal)
Malat (Niederösterreich - Kamptal)
Then back to Vienna for the dinner

20:00 - 23:00
Traditional Heurigen Dinner

Enjoy a typical Viennese dinner.
Venue: Weingut Mayer Am Pfarrplatz.
Transfers back to the hotel: 22:30 & 23:00

DAY 2 : Tuesday September 12th

07:00 - 07:45
Breakfast at the Hotel Park Royal
08:00 -
Shuttle transfers to the Orangerie
08:30 - 09:30
Workshops
Brainstorming session on a selection of actual-related issues.
- Theme 1: Price Points Grüner Veltliner: guess the price range!
- Theme 2: How can we overcome the challenges of selling sweet wines today?
- Theme 3: Any chance for Austrian reds?
- Theme 4: Sustainable, organic, biodynamic, natural - environmental responsibility as a selling argument?
- Theme 5: Wine Pairing 101, 201 & 301
Venue: Orangerie of Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna.

09:30 - 10:30
Coffee Break & Meetings arrangements
Preparation for the One to Wine meetings.
10:30 - 15:00
One to Wine meetings
Targeted business meetings where producers and buyers get together for time-saving and efficient business.
15:15 - 16:45
Masterclass
"Austria against the rest of the world"
17:00 - 17:30
Presentation of the workshops’ key-findings
Transfer back to the hotel to change at 17:30
18:00 - 19:00
Refresh, Change and Transfer to the Palais Coburg
Dark suit & Evening dress attire
Shuttle transfers to the Palais Coburg at 19:00 & 19:15
19:30 - 23:30
Gala Dinner at Palais Coburg
Launching of Vinexpo Explorer Chapter 2!