Since 1991, this Austrian institute with its own seminar and further education programme has been open to all those interested in wine as a non-profit organisation. It is a subsidiary of the ÖWM (Austrian Wine Marketing Service). The institute is located in Rust (Burgenland) in the atmospheric ambience of the Seehof. Managing director is Austria's only Master of Wine, Dr. Josef Schuller. Seminars are held in all nine Austrian provinces in cooperation with wine competent partners. In Vienna, a seminar centre has been established in the premises of the ÖWM. There is also cooperation with the WIFI (Institute for Economic Promotion) and the adult education centres throughout Austria.