This website is devoted to a selection of fine wine estates from Austria, whose wines are available in the United States through wine importer and distributor, Slocum & Sons, located in North Haven, Connecticut. This portfolio has been created by Eric Litchfield, the company's Import Sales Director, who has spent considerable time selecting producers that define today's highest standards of winemaking. Mr. Litchfield's philosophy is allowing the wine producer and nature to harmonize equally, utilizing sustainable agriculture, organic and biodynamic farming to reach the purest expression of grape varietal, micro-climate and terroir, yielding wines of supreme balance and elegance.
It is the objective of this website to provide information on all aspects of these fine wine estates, with tasting notes, vintage reports and current news.
AustrianWineEstates is owned by GermanWineEstates.com Inc., and is designed and operated by Eric H. Litchfield, a wine professional and German and Austrian wine expert who has 25 years of experience importing and promoting the wines of Germany and Austria. Eric Litchfield is the Import Sales Director of a Connecticut wine importer and distributor. He is also on the Advisory Board of Wines of Germany, formerly known as the German Wine Information Bureau, the exclusive U.S. office of the Deutsches Weininstitut. Eric has recently been inducted into the Ordre des Compagnons du Beaujolais, an esteemed French organization dedicated to the wines of the Beaujolais region in France
The author spends much time at wine tastings in the United States, and travels to Germany and Austria, meeting new contacts and tasting wines, to further develop his company's wine selection. He also gives lectures and leads wine tastings on this subject. The wine portfolio that Mr. Litchfield has selected represents an excellent array of high quality wines from some of Germany's and Austria's most prestigious and dynamic producers.
It is the pleasure of the author to provide interesting and current information to those interested in these fine wine estates of Austria.