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Wine Enthusiast European Winery of the Year 2016: Weingut Pfaffl

Glad rags for the Pfaffl family as they head to Miami awards

As we've mentioned before, our suppliers in Austria, the Pfaffl family, were nominated by American all-things-wine company Wine Enthusiast among their finalists for the award of European Winery of the Year 2016.

Each year, Wine Enthusiast honors the individuals and companies that made outstanding achievements over the past year in the wine and beverage world.

Wine Enthusiast? I've heard of that

The first thing to know is that, in the wine lake of all kinds of awards and awarding bodies, Wine Enthusiast are no minnows: this is a proper bona fide big deal. The other finalists were Gonzalez Byass (Spain), Paul Jaboulet Aîné (France), San Felice (Italy) and Schloss Johannisberg (Germany). Heavy hitters all.

Wine Enthusiast European Winery of the Year winners 2016 are Weingut Pfaffl
…I'm putting on my top hat, tying up my white tie, brushing off my tails. I'm duding up my shirt front, putting in the shirt studs, polishing my nails…

Black tie gala for the European Winery of the Year

I'm not sure who exactly is travelling to represent the winery when they collect their gong in Florida next week. I hope the Pfaffls can find someone to hold the fort while they all go, but if not we wish the delegated travellers a very swell time indeed at the ceremony in the lavish surroundings of the Nobu Eden Roc in Miami.

Pfaffl, Grüner Veltliner 'Vom Haus'

Worthy winners

Our first consignment from Austria arrived in Cork just in time for Christmas, so a good few of our seasonal customers will have had the chance to try one or more of the Pfaffls' wines by now. You can see our Austrian range here, and of course we highly recommend all these wines, red and white. A cool glass of zesty, peppery Grüner Veltliner might be just the thing to raise to the continuing success of an energetic winery that has no plans to stand still. Bon voyage and congratulations!

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