Association of wine-growing enterprises in the wine-growing region and Austrian capital Vienna
. The members perform together with their best qualities at presentations and tastings to make Viennese wine better known nationally and internationally. The upscale gastronomy, specialized trade and thus demanding customers should be inspired for Viennese quality wines. Admission is subject to a strict audit, which is carried out by an independent commission according to precisely defined criteria, especially with regard to vineyards, cellar work and vinification. A specially installed oenological expert group of the Vienna Classic Wineries is constantly keeping itself informed about the latest scientific findings in wine production and is bringing the group to an even higher level of quality
The designation Vienna Classic refers to wines in the 0.75-litre bouteille with the following quality criteria: best Viennese sites, defined leading varieties (Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Ruländer, Chardonnay and red wines), control of the vineyards before the harvest, minimum 12% vol. alcohol content, yield limit maximum 50 hectolitres per hectare, white wine sales only from 1 April, red wine sales only from 1 April of the second year after the harvest. The member companies are Bernreiter Peter
, Helm Robert
, Reinprecht Hugo
, Schilling Herbert
and Winzerhof Leopold
. Initiator and long-time chairman was the Viennese wine doyen Ing. Franz Mayer. He was succeeded by Dipl. Ing. Herbert Schilling in 2007.