Win a trip to Austria

Three lucky independents can win trips to Austria in a competition organised by Austrian Wine.


To be in with a chance of winning, indies must correctly answer the eight multiple-choice questions below, and organise some kind of Austrian wine promotion that they promote in-store and/or online under the banner It’s Austrian Wine Time.


Flying from Heathrow on the morning of September 6, our winners will spend time in the Danube regions, focusing on Vienna and Lower Austria. Return flights are scheduled for the evening of September 8.


Answering the quiz questions will require a little bit of time and effort. Some of the answers can be unearthed at www.austrianwine.com/its-austrian-wine-time, where you can also find useful assets to make your Austrian wine promotion come to life, including various photos, symbols and video content that have been designed for web and social media.


Email your answers to claire@winemerchantmag.com and include details of your ideas for your Austrian promotion. All entries must be received by June 30. Good luck!

The Wachau is on the winners’ itinerary. Photo (c) Austrian Wine / Robert Herbst

Quiz questions

  • 1. What proportion of grape varieties in Austria are white?
    (a) 87% (b) 77% (c) 67%
  • 2. Zweigelt is the most widely planted red variety in Austria. How many hectares does it account for?
    (a) 6,426ha (b) 5,425ha (c) 4,425ha

  • 3. Which two grapes are thought to be the parents of Grüner Veltliner?
    (a) Traminer and St. Georgen (b) Traminer and Pinot Gris
    (c) Riesling and St. Georgen

  • 4. What is meant by the term Riedenwein?
    (a) A wine aged for at least 18 months in barrel (b) A single-vineyard wine
    (c) A wine made organically but not officially certified as such

  • 5. What is the synonym for Chardonnay used in the Steiermark?
    (a) Sylvaner Jubiläumsrebe (b) Morillon (c) Bouvier
  • 6. What are the permitted varieties for single-vineyard wines in the
    Wachau DAC?

    (a) Grüner Veltliner and Riesling (b) Riesling and Roter Veltliner
    (c) Chardonnay and Grüner Veltliner
  • 7. What is a Heuriger?
    (a) The distinctive red and white cap design on Austrian wines
    (b) A popular Styrian dish made with chicken in breadcrumbs
    (c) A traditional tavern selling the owner’s wine and food
  • 8. What was Austria’s first DAC region and when was it established?
    (a) Südsteiermark, 2000 (b) Vulkanland, 2014 (c) Weinviertel, 2002

T&Cs: UK-based independent wine merchants only. One entrant per business. Entrants must be available to travel on September 6 2021 from Heathrow, returning on September 8. No alternative flights will be offered and flights may only be transferred to another member of staff by prior arrangement with the promoter (Austrian Wine). No cash alternative. Winners will be selected by the promoter and no correspondence will be entered into.