“Sip Some Austria” continues as Jessica Altieri, CEO and host of Wine Channel TV, visits with Fritz Wieninger at Schloss Schönbrunn in Vienna, Austria. Schloss Schönbrunn is the smallest vineyard of Vienna with deep history and a perfect location. The Schloss Schönbrunn, known for its “imperial splendor in bottles,” is located in the park of the imperial baroque Schönbrunn Palace. Schönbrunn Palace is a must-see destination for all Vienna tourists: The estate currently serves as an alluring testament of the riches and opulence procured from Holy Roman Emperor Maximillian II to emperor Franz Joseph. Schloss Schönbrunn wines are elegantly infused with the palace’s “imperial splendor,” which becomes evident as you wander through the breath-taking sculpted gardens, fountains, Roman ruins, and 1,441 rooms of Baroque palatial wonder.
Fritz reveals that the Famous Empress Maria Teresa worked in this very vineyard, 250 years ago. To reproduce this rare, historic wine, Schloss Schönbrunn replanted the same grape used 250 years prior. They sell the product in an elegant bottle, adorned with a painting of Maria Teresa herself. You can only buy this wine through a special auction held in Austria each October. The proceeds benefit SOS, a non-profit that supports children without parents. Great wine for a great cause! Stay tuned to Wine Channel TV for more exclusive “Sip Some Austria” featured videos. Prost!