SOCIETY and Willi Opitz: Excursion to the Winery

Mag. Gertrud Tauchhammer, publisher of SOCIETY Magazine, and the internationally renowned winemaker Willi Opitz invited to a special event at the Willi Opitz Winery & Guesthouse in Illmitz.

Willi Opitz revealed his „5 Secrets“ of Winemaking and explained the whole process of winemaking from the preparatory works at the vineyard to the final product in the fancy bottle.

The participants, amongst them H.E. Gloria Patricia de Jesus Navarrete Pinto, Ambassador of Chile, H.E. Haytham Abdulmomen Hassan Shoja’aadin, Ambassador of Yemen, H.E. Roland Bimo, Ambassador of Albania, H.E. Veronika Erte, Ambassador of Latvia, H.E. Natasha Meli Daudey, Ambassador of Malta, H.E. Jolanta Roza Kozlowska, Ambassador of Poland, H.E. Nebojsa Rodic, Ambassador of Serbia, H.E. Abat Fayzullaev, Ambassador of Uzbekistan, H.E. Maria Elizabeth Bogosian Alvarez, Ambassador of Uruguay to CTBTO and Arthur Winkler-Hermaden (BMEIA) enjoyed a wonderful excursion through Willi Opitz‘ estate. Their collected grapes will later be transformed into a „CUVEE AMBASSADORS“, which will be delivered around Christmas time. After the harvesting, a delicious lunch was served, which was followed by a guided winetasting hosted by Willi Opitz himself. The Knightly Order of the Vine with Consul I. Primus Senatus
Prof. Ing. Alfred Tombor-Tintera – who’s mediation made the event possible – was represented by Michael Duacsek (Legat Neusiedlersee-Seewinkel of the Ordo Equestris Vini Europäa), Stefan Frischmann (Senatsdignitär Legat Neusiedlersee-Seewinkel) and Weindame Johanna Gravogl (Legat Neusiedlersee-Seewinkel). 

Photos: SOCIETY/Pobaschnig