February 21, 2022

First time at the show for Austrian glassmaker Sophienwald

Sophienwald, an Austrian glassmaker that was exhibiting at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022 for the first time, found the event to be a great forum for developing new contacts.
“We have worked very well,” said Manni Schwarz, the company’s sales and marketing director. “We have had a good international public. It’s our first time exhibiting here, and we’re very happy, and will be back next time for sure.”
“We have been to Vinexpo Hong Kong and we like the organisation, which is very good. The people are different here.”
Schwarz, whose company sells mostly to restaurants, said he had had useful meetings with representatives from Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy, among other countries.
Sophienwald was founded in 2014 and produces mouth-blown wine glasses, with total production running at 150,000 glasses per year. “Our processes and methods are very traditional. We produce in wooden moulds like people did 100 years ago. It takes four people to produce around 300 glasses a day,” Schwarz explained.