After a delicious outdoor lunch at St. Supery Winery in Napa Valley on the third day of the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) course, instructor Csilla Kato covered some other significant Old World winemaking regions, including Germany, Austria, Greece and her native country, Hungary. Of course, the class had the opportunity to taste some classic wines from all these countries, including:
- 2012 Dr. F. Weins-Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling – a Prädikatswein level wine made from Germany’s signature grape, Riesling, grown in the famous Sonnenuhr vineyard, a VDP-classified Erste Lage, near the town of Wehlen in the Mosel wine region of Germany
- 2012 Weingut Keller Trocken Riesling – a crisp dry white Qualitätswein level wine also made from 100% Riesling grapes, grown in the Rheinhessen wine region on the west side of the Rhine River in Germany
- 2012 Tegernseerhof Frauenweingarten Federspiel Grüner Veltliner – a spicy white wine made from Austria’s signature grape, Grüner Veltliner, grown in the Wachau wine region along the Danube River in Lower Austria
- 2011 Voyatzis Wineries Kyklos Moschofilero – an aromatic white wine made from pink-skinned Moschofilero grapes similar to Pinot Gris, which are grown in the Peloponnese Peninsula wine region of Greece
- 2007 Disznókő Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos – a sweet dessert wine made from late-harvested Furmint grapes grown in the Tokaj-Hegyalja region of Hungary, which has an ideal climate for the development of the botrytis rot that produces Aszú (dried grapes) with a high level of sweetness (5 Puttonyos).