Ludwig Holzer, Sales Director of Winzer Krems EG, Austria was all smiles at Vinexpo Hong Kong, with his company’s product, Kremser Wachtberg Grüner Veltliner DAC Reserve 2016, Kremstal, Niederösterreich, Austria, having just won the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards Gold Medal.
“Grüner Veltliner is the pride of Austria. It’s our indigenous unique grape, and it’s 50% of our production”, says Holzer, adding, “Reaction here at Vinexpo Hong Kong has been really good. Much better than I expected to be honest, because we always thought that dry, fruity white wines would be quite difficult to place in this market, but we have had a lot of interest, especially from restaurants. Sommeliers have been very interested, as there are a number of Austrians coming to this area”.
Photo: Ludwig Holzer, Sales Director, Winzer Krems EG