Day   Programme
Monday, 19 October 2015arrival in Vienna
Tuesday, 20 October 2015registration, official opening
morning + afternoon sessions with presentations and posters
evening: welcome event
Wednesday, 21 October 2015morning + afternoon sessions with presentations and posters
social dinner
Thursday, 22 October 2015morning + afternoon session 
final discussions and conclusions
gala dinner
Friday, 23 October 2015field trip (not included in fee)

Please find an updated and more detailed version of the programme  HERE.


A field trip to the UNESCO culture heritage Wachau valley is scheduled for Friday, 23 October 2015 after the official programme. Note: This event is not included in the registration fee but has to be booked separetely.

Departure: 9:00 hours
Return: about 18:00 hours
Fee for the field trip: 80 EURO per Person (including lunch)

IOBC Working Group Viticulture Field Trip

The conference field trip is scheduled for Friday, 23 October 2015 and will take you to the UNESCO culture heritage Wachau valley and the wine regions Kamptal and Wagram in Lower Austria. The Wachau valley is a stretch of the Danube Valley between Melk and Krems, with a picturesque landscape formed by the Danube river. The dominant features of the valley are ancient monasteries (Melk Abbey and Göttweig Abbey), castles and ruins and the cultivation of vines that attract "connoisseurs and epicureans" for its high-quality wines.


1.  Weinbaufachschule Krems
We start off with a guided tour through the school for viticulture and enology "Weinbaufachschule Krems" and will get to know the new competence centre for enelogy.
2.  Göttweig Abbey
We will have lunch at the Monastery Restaurant Göttweig enjoying regional specialities overlooking the danube valley. The Monastery sits on a hill 449m above sea level in the Dunkelsteiner Forest south of the city of Krems, on the eastern edge of the world-famous Danube Valley Wachau. Together with Wachau, Göttweig was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. After lunch we will have a guided tour of about 30 min up to the roof of the Abbey providing a fine view.
3.  Winery Kolkmann
Then the tour will take you through the winegrowing region Kamptal valley to the winegrowing region Wagram where you will visit a winery owned by the Kolkmann Family.

Want to leave earlier?

For all those who would like to return earlier to Vienna we offer to bring them to the railway station Krems after lunch. In Krems you can take the train at 15:02 and will arrive at Vienna Spittelau at 16:01 (connection to Underground U4).

Map of Vienna's public transport system (fast connections)

The ticket costs about 16 euros.
Please note: The fee for the excursion remains the same for those who leave earlier!

Weinbauschule Krems Competence Center, Foto: Kührer
Göttweig Abbey, Foto: Hackl/AGES
Wine Growing Region Wechselberg-Strass, Foto: Kührer
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