HAFNER NEWS

TOTAL ACCOUNT OF MEDALS (click here)

HAFNER is official sponsor for the "Austrian House" at
FIS ALPINE WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS
BORMIO 2005
Lombardia
www.bormio2005.com
several tastings of winespecialities planned in the "Austrian House"!

Gold for TBA Essencia
Selections Mondiales Monteal, Canada 2004

Govenor Wine California 2003
"Trust the Styrian Oak - World Champion Proved"
for further information click here

Eiswein Muscat u. TBA Scheurebe (Old Vienna Composition)- Gold u. Silbermedaille "Rocky Mountain - Western Canada Wine Award" 2003

Gruener Veltliner Icewine (Old Vienna Composition)- Silber Medal at London Int. Wine Challenge (Wine Magazine) 2003

Hafner Blaufraenkisch Barrique (Kosher) and Zweigelt Barrique (Kosher) 2000 again Austria's best reds in France! Vinalies Int. Paris 2003, Médailles d'argents

GRAND PRIX DU JURY PAR PAYS - Winery Hafner is winner of the Great Price of the Jury! Selections Mondiales der SAQ

Pinot Noir & Muscat
Gold u. Silbermedaille
der Mondial du Pinot Noir (CH) u. Muscat du Monde (F)

Our new specialities: Icewine Pinot Noir and Late Harvest Muscat have received highest awards in the international tastings Mondial du Pinot Noir (Switzerland) and Muscat du Monde (France). The Icewine Pinot Noir 1998 of the series "House of Hafner" received the Goldmedal of the worlds most renowned Pinot Noir tasting in Sierre - Suisse and the Kosher Muskat Ottonel Late Harvest 2001 was Austria's most successful Muscat in the french Muscat du Monde tasting.

Chardonnay du Monde 2002
World Best Chardonnay
House of Hafner Chardonnay Barrique TBA 1998
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FIRST KOSHER T.B.A. WORLDWIDE - now available!
Next to our first kosher Icwine harvested in Y2K, we could make the first kosher T.B.A. (Trocken Beeren Auslese) in the millennium vintage! This wonderful speciality from grape variety Scheurebe was bottled end in fall 2001 and is ready to enjoy by now. Very elequant with notes of honey and acacia, lovely acidity and complexity. The Beverage Testing Institute, Chicago USA has awarded 90 Points "exceptionel" recently for this wonderful wine!

3 x HIGHEST RATINGS BY "LE GRAND JURY INTERNATIONAL"
"Le Grand Jury International des Vins" - a Jury of wine professionals and its new WineGuide, published 2002 (worldwide in french language) were convinced of Hafner's present wine offer! The methode of rating was the 20-points-scale (20 = ***** (exceptionel); 19 = ****(*); 18 = **** (excellent) aso. We received 3 x the highest rating of 20 points (!), 1 x 19/20 and 3 x (18/20). Proudly we noticed that not only our noble sweet specialities like TBA and Icewine get highest awards. Again we could prove our high quality in red wine making against international competition! View the ratings of the "Grand Jury"

30 YEARS ANNIVERSARY - ICEWINE IN AUSTRIA
Hafner as first Austrian producer of Icewine (23. November 1971) did so even this year! During the night from 15 to 16 November 2001 we have harvested the new vintage. Successful by innovations and steady top quality! See press release Nov. 2001

WORLD NEW PRODUCT
During the night of Dec. 22/23 2000, at a temperature of minus -7°C we could harvest the world's FIRST KOSHER ICE WINE! As we are the first Ice-Wine producers of Austria (1971) we are very proud to have done an innovative step again! As the quantities are very limited, you may place reservations now!

Mondial du Vin, Brussels 2001
As we have had the highest awarded wine last year, we were able to reach the Goldmedal even this year. The Champion 2000 was our TBA Scheurebe from excellent vintage 1995 whilst this year our new TBA Scheurebe 1998 Kosher was successful and proves the continous high quality of our wines. Moreover the ONLY Austrian red wine this year winning an award was our Zweigelt Barrique Kosher 1999 which received the Silvermedal.

The Underground WINE JOURNAL - USA, Sept. 2001
(Kosher Wine Tasting)
3 x Excellent Award: First Kosher Icewine wins Kosher Wine Tasting!; Kosher mevushal Zweigelt Barrique and Late Harvest Queen of Sheba get "Excellent", too. Zweigelt Classic Kosher "very good".

Consumption of Kosher wines for reasons of health?

The careful manufacturing of healty grapes from "Controlled and integrated viniculture" as well as the biological and pure cellar technology enable many people, who are not in a position to drink wine because of health reasons, the consumption of Hafner kosher wines! Many people, suffering by asthma or allergies against histamines confirmed the good digestibility of our products and are now again in a position to enjoy excellent wines.

WINE SPECTATOR Tasting Note - 90 Points
"Sweetness is balanced by bracing acidity, which drives the high-toned caramel, orange and almond notes to a lingering finish. Drink now through 2005.": describtion for TROCKENBEERENAUSLESE Scheurebe 1998

VINITALY 2001
In Verona this year, we could reach 3 awards for our wines and furthermore a very rare Bronzemedal at the International Packaging competition. Our TBA Chardonnay Barrique, a wine with several Goldmedals for its high quality, could also attract the jury for its nice bottle-shape and packaging, packed in a round wooden box which is the ideal and perfect style for this Worldchampion wine!

FALSTAFF Red-Wine-Guide 2001
Zweigelt Barrique 1998 -ESPAGNE-  - 90 pts.
Zweigelt Barrique 1998 Kosher Wine - 87 points
Zweigelt 1999 Kosher Wine - 85 points

"Best Overall Wine of the Show" - Award, VINORDIC 2000, Stockholm (SE)

Trockenbeerenauslese Scheurebe 1998
is Sweden's best overall sweet wine
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Austria's mostly and highest awarded winery at the Mondial du Vin Brussels 2000

1 x Gold Medal
2 x Silver Medal

Chardonnay du Monde 2000

World Best Chardonnay
House of Hafner Chardonnay Barrique TBA 1996
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ProWein 2000 (GER) - Tastingwinner int. Red Wine Cuvées

Kashmir 1997 - excellent

X. Hamburger Weinsalon 2000
2 x Grand Prix d'excellence
2 x Grand Prix
1 x Highly recommended

Press Release by Mario Scheuermann (in german): http://www.degustation.de


Vinalies Internationales Paris 2000
Médaille d'argent - Trockenbeerenauslese Scheurebe 1996
Médaille d'argent - Zweigelt Barrique Kosher mevushal 1997
Médaille d'argent - Zweigelt Barrique -espagne- 1998


WORLD WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS, CHICAGO 1999

PLATINUM MEDAL
Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA)
Chardonnay 1996 Barrique

GOLD MEDAL
Trockenbeerenauslese Scheurebe 1996
Eiswein (Ice-Wine)
Sämling 88 (Scheurebe) 1997

VINUM SWEET-WINE-CUP 1999

1973er Beerenauslese (BA) and 1973er Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA)
"outstanding" and "superior"
at the Vinum sweet-wine-cup 1999

Press-Release-06.09.1999

TOP 100 WINES OF THE YEAR
The Wine Enthusiast Magazine

:TBA Platinum Medal 99 Points Sweetwines

Highest Award for TBA:

HOUSE OF HAFNER
Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA)
Chardonnay 1996 Barrique


99 Points - PLATIN MEDAL
awarded in the 1998
WORLD WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Chicago - Illinois - USA


GRAND-CRU-WINNER
A LA CARTE 1998

HOUSE OF HAFNER
Eiswein (Ice-Wine)
Sämling 88 (Scheurebe) 1997


97 Points
"one of the best we have ever tasted"
A LA CARTE - Gourmetmagazin, Winter 98, Page 81