Our team

We are known for efficiency and prudence, for attention to detail, and for the courage to go big. We love the products and companies that we represent. Because Wine+Partners’ clients know that world-class support and consultation is at their beck and call.

Dorli Muhr von Wine+Partners
Mit Gläsern prosten 59D96480-2F52-4636-B930-6FF374BC137B Dorli’s
Gourmet Tip

"I only drink wine with food. That’s why it's so important for me that wines are balanced and borne by irresistible freshness."

Dorli Muhr
Owner & Managing Director

Dorli, a university-trained translator, founded Wine+Partners in 1991 while still a student. With tremendous passion and tenacity, she has helmed the firm for more than 30 years, transforming it from a one-woman show into an internationally renowned agency.

Ute Watzlawick von Wine+Partners
Mit Gläsern prosten 59D96480-2F52-4636-B930-6FF374BC137B Ute's
Gourmet Tip

"When I sit down in a restaurant, I’ve grown accustomed to starting with the wine selection. Only once that’s decided do I pick which dish could pair with it."

Ute Watzlawick
Owner & Senior Project Manager

After earning a degree in public relations, Ute first worked as a journalist before coming to Wine&Partners in 2000 to assume responsibility for planning and execution of projects. Ute is currently responsible for Penfolds, WienWein, Kellerei Tramin, CulturBrauer, Gault&Millau and Mayer am Pfarrplatz.

Tanja Burianek, Head of Digital Marketing bei Wine+Partners
Mit Gläsern prosten 59D96480-2F52-4636-B930-6FF374BC137B Tanja's
Gourmet Tip

“When it comes to gourmet delights, it's not just about the food, but also the atmosphere. That’s why everything tastes better when you're on a picnic out in the vineyards — a pic-wine-nic, as I like to call it.”

Tanja Burianek
Head of Digital Marketing

Thanks to roughly six years of experience at a digital agency, Tanja knows how to work with companies from almost the entire spectrum of industries. Yet her interest was always for the food & beverage sector. As strategic lead for the digital team, she offers a heady mix of practical know-how and a strong theoretical foundation earned through her Master’s degree in “International Wine Marketing.”

Bettina Bäck von Wine+Partners
Mit Gläsern prosten 59D96480-2F52-4636-B930-6FF374BC137B Bettina's
Gourmet Tip

“I always keep butter in my fridge. Because butter makes everything taste better.”

Bettina Bäck
Senior Project Manager

Bettina has been with Wine&Partners since 2002, with countless projects domestic and international under her belt. She currently manages sommelier world champion Marc Almert, the culinary think tank Koch.Campus, the Styrian wineries Weingut Muster.Gamlitz, Weingut Langmann and the STK wineries, the culinary concept store Kärntnerei and the Kozlović wine estate in Istria.

Projektmanagerin Anna Ulrich
Mit Gläsern prosten 59D96480-2F52-4636-B930-6FF374BC137B Anna's
Gourmet Tip

“My soul food: Pfalz steamed noodles. It brings me back to being a little girl at grandma’s kitchen table and all was right in the world.”

Anna Ulrich
Project Manager

In numerous columns and two books, the native of the Pfalz region of Germany reported on local winegrowers. She would later earn a Master’s degree in Public Relations and Communications in Vienna. Since 2016, this child of a winegrowing family has supported Wine&Partners through projects and events for German and other international customers. After her maternity leave she works now with trinkreif and the Rubin Carnuntum estates.

Mitarbeiterin Lisa Heinzl
Mit Gläsern prosten 59D96480-2F52-4636-B930-6FF374BC137B Lisas
Gourmet tip

“A summer day on Lake Neusiedler, toes in the water, a refreshing natural wine in your glass, 70s music playing, while a cool north breeze blows through your hair.”

Lisa Heinzl

After her education at the tourism school in Salzburg, Lisa completed her double degree in journalism and tourism management and started out in agency life. With a passion for culinary and communication the PR expert now supports companies around the globe by realizing their goals.

Mitarbeiterin Julia Jochum
Mit Gläsern prosten 59D96480-2F52-4636-B930-6FF374BC137B Julia's
Gourmet Tip

“Good food has mattered to me since I was a child. I come from the Vorarlberg, so I appreciate good old fashioned Käsknöpfle with apple sauce as the perfect comfort food.”

Julia Jochum
Project Assistance

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.

Casiana Sirbu von Wine+Partners
Mit Gläsern prosten 59D96480-2F52-4636-B930-6FF374BC137B Casianas
Gourmet Tip

A surprisingly incredible combination is the Romanian dish ‘Sarmale’ with almost every dessert-wine. The combination of Sauerkraut and the sweet taste of the wine - it’s an explosion of taste!

Casiana Sirbu
Project Assistance

Casiana was 19 years old, when she moved from Romania to Salzburg where she studied Tourism and Events Management at Tourismusschule Klessheim. Afterwards she came to Vienna to follow her first passion for PR and so she started doing her bachelor’s degree in Media & Communications. Having five years of experience in the Austrian Hospitality Industry behind her, she started at Wine+Partners as a PR Assistant, as it combines everything she enjoys most.

Mitarbeiterin Lydia Schima
Mit Gläsern prosten 59D96480-2F52-4636-B930-6FF374BC137B Lydia's
Gourmet Tip

“My gourmet tip? Just that. Take some time to breathe in Südburgenland. Part of what I've learned is always to plan in some wiggle room and not pack too much in — leaving space for the magical moments to come on their own.”

Lydia Schima
Digital Projekt Manager

Wine+Partners brought in Lydia as a top-flight social media specialist. With a background in the fine arts, she brings not only an eye for aesthetic detail, but also the ability to move seamlessly between various online channels. She also gathered experience within the tech world from her time in the Irish capital. Lydia is the creative mind behind our social media strategies, and our first point of contact for online trends.

Mitarbeiterin Marlies Auer
Mit Gläsern prosten 59D96480-2F52-4636-B930-6FF374BC137B Marlies'
Gourmet Tip

“Beer from Austria’s independent private breweries tastes worlds better than monotonous industrial beer. Just remember: look for the seal!”

Marlies Auer
Digital Projekt Manager

Marlies discovered her love for wine and fine food early on. She studied International Wine Business and interned in Napa Valley for a digital wine marketing agency. She is currently earning a Master's degree in Online Media Marketing alongside her work at the agency, giving the team a pipeline to the absolute latest developments in the online field.

Sarah Wapp, Junior Social Media Managerin
Mit Gläsern prosten 59D96480-2F52-4636-B930-6FF374BC137B Sarahs
Gourmet tip

"Drinking enough is especially important on hot days. To make it easier, I stick to a good system: one drink against thirst, one for energy, and one for enjoyment."

Sarah Wapp
Junior Social Media Managerin

Growing up in the oldest red wine town in Austria, Sarah came into contact with the topics of wine and culinary at an early age. This resulted in a logical step when it came to entering professional life. Even before graduating with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations and Communications, Sarah knew she wanted to plunge into agency work. Since July, she has been supporting the team at Wine+Partners.

Katharina Gessl von Wine+Partners
Mit Gläsern prosten 59D96480-2F52-4636-B930-6FF374BC137B Kathi's
Gourmet Tip

“Crispy, freshly baked sourdough bread with a glass of wine makes any day fine.”

Katharina Gessl
Digital Designer & Project Manager

After a bachelor’s degree in International Wine Business and a master’s degree in Content & Media Strategy in the Netherlands, Katharina was gaining experience with Buero Medienagenten and Vinea Wachau, and is a part of the Wine+Partners team since the beginning of 2022. The sommelière, who comes from a family winery, is currently doing her second master’s degree in viticulture and oenology. With her natural knack for wine the digital designer is the person to call when it comes to translating the finer things in life into graphic masterpieces.

Birgit Indra, Office Management
Mit Gläsern prosten 59D96480-2F52-4636-B930-6FF374BC137B Birgits
Gourmet tip

"Freshly caught sturgeon steak from aquaculture with chard and freshly ground bourbon pepper. A glass of strong, full-bodied white wine goes best with the firm flesh of the freshwater fish."

Birgit Indra
Office & Event Manager

Birgit grew up in a winery, attended a fashion-school in Vienna and worked as a fashion-designer and strategic retail manager for 28 years. Among other things, she organized more than 70 events. In 2019 Birgit returned to her roots and now runs her own little company for private dining called “Wanderköchin mit Herz”. As a private cook she prefers regionally und seasonally inspired menus. Since 2022 she has also been bringing her experience to Wine+Partners, cooking for the team, taking care of office matters and helping to organize events.


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