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Arlberg Weinberg December 2022

by Julia Jochum
Mann mit Weinglas

Lech Zürs am Arlberg has 1,500 residents and 36 Gault-Millau chef’s toques. Little wonder that it is known as a gourmet mecca. The alpine village is also famed for its unbelievable trove of wine experts and expertise. “Arlberg Weinberg,” scheduled this year from December 7–18, will give the general public a range of opportunities to test the local culinary and vinicultural prowess. The festival will host more than 25 events centered around grand wines and fantastic foods.

Domestic and international winemakers will travel to the gourmet village bearing treasures and highlights from deep in their cellars. Their ranks will include luminaries such as Domaine de la Romanée Conti, Gut Hermannsberg, and Familie Perrin, as well as a range of Austria's stars. Another major focus for this year: champagne. Five different events will shine the spotlight on vintage and prestige champagnes. The annual "Best Bottle Award," challenging fine establishments from around Lech and Zürs to present their absolute finest bottle, is focused this year on sparkling wine.

Lech's top chefs (spanning more than 20 restaurants listed in major gourmet guides) will also have plenty of treats in store: Julian Stieger will make his debut at the Chef´s Table in the Roter Wand, Paul Ivic will demonstrate just how delicious vegetarian cuisine can be in the high alps, and the ‘köstlicher Ring’ will guide guests from one incredible restaurant to the next.

Arlberg Weinberg Events 2022

Weine Verkostung Wachau im Laufe der Zeit

Arlberg Weinberg Event #1
Thursday, 8th of december
3.30 pm

Wachau in the course of time

Wines from four decades from Wachau´s most famous sites are served in this tasting. Among them two 100-Parker point wines!
Price per person: € 220,-
Hotel Sandhof

Lounge Hotel Schmelzhof

Arlberg Weinberg Event #2
Thursday, 8th of december
6.30 pm

Winzerkino & Big Bottle Party

The Winzerkino is an already legendary event at the Schmelzhof, where bottles basically only count from magnum size. This time, not only top winemakers like Andi Kollwentz or Bernhard Ott are in the spotlight, but also the sensational Rote Williams from Hans Reisetbauer.
Price per person: € 65,-
Blaue Bar, Hotel Schmelzhof

Gittis Esszimmer

Arlberg Weinberg Event #3
Thursday, 8th of december
8.30 pm

Winzerdinner

High-end estates such as Andreas Kollwentz, Bernhard Ott, Tenuta Prunotto (Piemonte) and Tenuta Villa Sparina (Piemonte) will be serving their wines from magnums and Jeroboams alongside legendary schnapps distiller Hans Reisetbauer to a fine vintner’s dinner at Gittis Esszimmer.
Unfortunately, this event is already fully booked.
Gittis Esszimmer, Hotel Schmelzhof

STK Masterclass

Arlberg Weinberg Event #4
Saturday, 9th of december
3:00 pm

STK Masterclass

The STK invites to the Masterclass
Sommeliers only!
Burg Vital Resort

Weine Himmlische Weine Verkostung

Arlberg Weinberg Event #5
Friday, 9th of december
7:00 pm

Heavenly wines at hotel Kristiania

Great wines and their relationship to celestial bodies.
Price per person: € 480,-
Hotel Kristiania

Weinkeller Hotel Krone

Arlberg Weinberg Event #6
Friday, 9th of december
tba

Champagner-pair run

An fantastic lineup of twelve prestige champagnes will be served by Johannes Pfefferkorn at this event.
Price per person: € 340,-
Romantik Hotel die Krone von Lech

Landschaft

Arlberg Weinberg Event #7
Friday 9th of december
6:00 pm

Meursault - vintage 2017

An event for lovers of cool and precise wines.
Price per person: € 295,-
FUX Concept Store

Arlberg Weinberg Event #9
Saturday, 10th of december
12:00 pm

STK Doppelmagnum Party with lunch

Twelve wineries with strong character personalities invite you to the double magnum party.
Price per person: € 75,–
Burg Vital Resort, Lech am Arlberg

Burg Vital Resort

Arlberg Weinberg Event #10
Saturday, 10th of december
11:00 pm

STK After-Party

Celebrate with Styrian wines and their producers.
Free entry
Burg Vital Resort, Lech am Arlberg

Weingläser und Häppchen

Arlberg Weinberg Event #11
Saturday, 10th of december
2:00 pm

The delicious Ring

A culinary walk through four wonderful restaurants with wines from Germany, Switzerland, France and Austria.
Price per person: € 140,-
Hotel Post, Hotel Arlberg, Hotel die Krone von Lech und Hotel Berghof

Weine Domaine de la Romanée Conti Verkostung

Arlberg Weinberg Event #12
Saturday, 10th of december
6:00 pm

Domaine de la Romanee Conti tasting

The icon winery in a grandiose tasting.
Price per person: € 3.300,-
Hotel Sandhof

Willi Balanjuk

Arlberg Weinberg Event #13
Sunday, 11th of december
2:00 pm

"How does a wine critic rate?" with Willi Balanjuk

How does a high rating come about? Blind tasting with Willi Balanjuk.
Price per person: € 120,-
Hotel Sandhof

Geheim Rat Wegeler

Arlberg Weinberg Event #14
Sunday, 11th of december
2.30 pm

Masterclass winery Wegeler

Four decades of a Riesling icon.
Sommeliers only!
Hotel Post

Symbolbild

Arlberg Weinberg Event #15
Sunday, 11th of december
4.30 pm

"The impact of climate change on viticulture" with wine tasting

From Mathieu Perrin (Chateau Beaucastel) to Armin Tement, winemakers talk about how climate change is affecting them.
Sommeliers only!
Hotel Kristiania

Best Bottle Award

Arlberg Weinberg Event #16
Monday, 12th of december
2.30 pm

Best Bottle Award

Which hotel has the best sparkling wine in the cellar?
FUX Concept Store

Zwei Generationen, drei Regionen

Arlberg Weinberg Event #17
Monday, 12th of december
7.00 pm

Two generations, three regions

Clemens and Lukas Strobl - father and son - present their wines.
Price per person: € 150,-
Hotel Rote Wand, Lech am Arlberg

Penfolds Grange

Arlberg Weinberg Event #18
Tuesday, 13th of december
7:00 pm

Penfolds

Immerse yourself in the wine world of Australia with the fantastic wines of Penfolds.
Price per person: € 295,-
Burg Hotel, Lech am Arlberg

Champagner Academy

Arlberg Weinberg Event #19
Tuesday, 13th of december
2.00 pm

Champagne Academy

What does the taste in the glass reveal about the origin, maturation and philosophy of the producer?
Sommeliers only!
Almhof Schneider

Chef´s Table Rote Wand

Arlberg Weinberg Event #20
Wednesday, 14th of december
4.30 pm or 8.00 pm

Chef´s Table trinkreif Special

The first menu of the new chef and in addition rarities such as Mouton Rothschild 1986, Wittmann Morstein, Chateau d'Yquem and Egon Müller Scharzhofberg.
Price per person: € 450,-
Hotel Rote Wand

Frau mit Weinglas

Arlberg Weinberg Event #21
Wednesday, 14th of december
tba

Blaufränkisch Summit

Is Blaufränkisch a great grape variety?
Allmeinde

Arlberg Weinberg Event #22
Wednesday, 14th of december
3.00pm

Blaufränkisch fact check

The results of the Blaufränkisch Summit will be presented.
Sommeliers only!
Allmeinde

Karsten Peter

Arlberg Weinberg Event #23
Thursday, 15th of december
3.30 Uhr

trinkreif Sommelierstammtisch "Deutsche Rieslinge"

Together with Karsten Peter (cellar master Gut Hermannsberg), trinkreif presents numerous German Rieslings from the Nahe, Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Mosel regions.
Sommeliers only!
Burg Vital Resort

Weine Schatzkammer Gut Hermannsberg

Arlberg Weinberg Event #24
Thursday, 15th of december
7.00 pm

Journey through the treasury from Gut Hermannsberg

Wines from the last 50 years!
Price per person: € 180,-
Burg Vital Resort

Dorli Muhr

Arlberg Weinberg Event #25
Friday, 16th of december
1.00 pm

Spitzerberg meets Arlberg with Dorli Muhr

Dorli Muhr shows how fine Blaufränkisch can be.
Price per person: € 200,-
Hotel Arlberg

Champagnerauswahl

Arlberg Weinberg Event #26
Thursday, 15th of december
3.30 pm

Jazz & Champagner at Kristiania Lech

Sparkling rarities, plus fine caviar and cool jazz.
Price per person: € 380,-
Hotel Kristiania

Paul Ivic

Arlberg Weinberg Event #27
Friday, 16th of december
7.00 pm

The best out of three worlds

Vintage champagne, vegetarian and products from Vorarlberg.
Price per person: € 250,-
Hotel Edelweiss

Lounge Hotel Schwarzwand

Arlberg Weinberg Event #28
Saturday, 17th of december
4:30 pm

Aperitivo Italiono

Poetic elegance and alpine coziness: an afternoon of gourmet delights in the new lounge bar of the Hotel Schwarzwand.
Price per person: € 150,-
Hotel Schwarzwand, Lech am Arlberg

Hagen´s Dorfmetzgerei

Arlberg Weinberg Event #29
Friday, 9th - Saturday 17th of december
9.00 am - 7.00 pm

Champagne bar with oysters & caviar in Hagen's village butcher shop

Florian Hagen doesn't just serve meatloaf.
Free entry
Hagen´s Dorfmetzgerei

Weinauswahl trinkreif Glasweise

Arlberg Weinberg Event #30
Saturday, 8th - Saturday 17th of december
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About Arlberg Weinberg

Lech Zürs am Arlberg offers guests remarkable skiing, outstanding culinary delights, and the finest of wines. The “Arlberg Weinberg” event, traditionally held in the first week of December, lavishes attendees with fantastic wines, culinary highlights, and captivating events. The program is tailor-made for wine lovers who also enjoy time on the slopes and joys for all the senses.

Arlberg Weinberg
Lech Zürs Tourismus
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6764 Lech am Arlberg

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Lech Zürs am Arlberg during winter
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After studying photography at the Höhere Graphische Bundes- Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Vienna, Julia decided to study journalism. This ultimately led her to journalism. She has been supporting the team at Wine+Partners since February.