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Wein am Berg Sölden – culinary event at over 3000 meters

Wein am Berg Sölden – culinary event at over 3000 meters

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The event “Wein am Berg” will take place for the 20th time this year in Sölden/Tyrol. From April 20 to 23, the five-star Hotel Das Central once again invites guests to Wein am Berg, a meeting with international wine greats and top chefs as well as prominent skiers. Guests can look forward to the opportunity to watch kitchen luminaries such as Michael Kofler, the head chef of the only three-hood restaurant in Sölden, and Johann Lafer, a TV chef and Spiegel bestselling author, at work. They will also have the opportunity to philosophize about the world of wine with top winemakers and go on tour with successful ski racers such as Thomas Dreßen and Frank Wörndl. The three-day program guarantees numerous moments of enjoyment among like-minded people in the midst of the impressive summit panorama at over 3000 meters.

True to the motto “The Best of 20 Years” 2023 anniversary event will also find some familiar faces from recent years, such as the three renowned wineries Dr. Heger from Germany, Winery St. Pauls from South Tyrol and the Winery Paul Achs from Burgenland, which, together with the Hotel Das Central, has since 2011 been offering the exceptional Three-Country Wine PINO 3000 create. This matures at an altitude of over 3,000 meters in barrique barrels in the specially built wine cellar of the futuristic-looking two-caf ice Q restaurant.

During the first evening of the Wine Fair, guests will not only have the opportunity to taste fine wines, but also to meet personally with over 20 leading top winemakers. Among them are some winemakers from the association “Renowned Wineries Burgenland” such as Paul Achs, Feiler-Artinger, Gesellmann, Hans Igler, Kollwentz and Kerschbaum, as well as the wineries Bründlmayer, Hirtzberger, Ott, Velich and Gross from Austria. Other guest winemakers include the Künstler and Dönnhoff wineries from Germany, Champagne Billecart-Salmon from France and the Tenuta Guado al Tasso, Fattoria Le Mortelle and Prunotto wineries from Italy, the Vall Llach w inery from Spain and the Gantenbein w inery from Switzerland. The Austrian distillery Reisetbauer will provide spirits. The top chefs in attendance will treat guests to their delicacies from their respective fields. In addition to the three chefs of the Hotel Das Central, Michael Kofler (three Gault&Millau toques, Ötztaler Stube), Klaus Holzer (two Gault&Millau toques, ice Q) and Manuel Fiegl (Falcon Restaurant), gourmets can look forward to TV chef and Spiegel bestselling author Johann Lafer, Andy Beynon (one Michelin star, UK), Stefan Speiser (four Gault&Millau toques, one Michelin star, Austria), Karl Baumgartner (three Gault&Millau toques, one Michelin star, Italy), Martin Dalsass (four Gault&Millau toques, one Michelin star, Switzerland), Michael Hollaus (Austria’s Patissier of the Year 2021) and the former head chef of Das Central, Gottfried Prantl.

Wein am Berg Sölden combines feasting and skiing

The three-day event offers guests an exclusive and varied program that provides the perfect combination of feasting and skiing. During the ski safari on Friday and Saturday, prominent guides such as the well-known ski racers Thomas Dreßen and Frank Wörndl will accompany guests through the renowned Sölden ski resort. In between, there are wine tastings at over 3000 meters above sea level and a gourmet lunch on the glacier, where guests can enjoy a breathtaking view.

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But skiing and feasting are not the only things on the program: there are also culinary theme evenings that provide guests with an unforgettable experience. Thus, the Kitchen Party at Hotel Das Central is already legendary and a highlight of the event. But also the Charity Casino Evening and the Big Bottle Party at the Giggijoch are an absolute must for all gourmets and party lovers. Finally, the season is duly rounded off with live music.

All in all, guests can expect an unforgettable weekend that will appeal to all the senses and showcase the region’s assets to the fullest.

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