DWWA 2013 Austria Judging Panel
Andreas Wickhoff MW is Austria’s third Master of Wine and the Managing Director of Premium Estates of Austria, an association of the country‘s leading wineries, which he established in 2004. As the coordinator of this fine selection of growers, he mainly promotes the group's wines and spirits worldwide but also assists in the production process. Prior to settling in Austria, Andreas worked as a sommelier and a wine buyer in Corsica, France and the USA. Andreas' educational background includes degrees in Tourism and Hotel Management from Bad Gleichenberg, Austria, and in Food & Hospitality Management from Martin College in Brisbane, Australia. He received his MW in 2012, winning four awards for excellence in particular areas of the exam.