Kurt Feiler, the junior principal of the Feiler-Artinger estate in Rust, at Lake Neusiedl in Austria, has been inducted to the elite wine association Academie Internationale du Vin (AIV) headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
At the beginning of December Kurt Feiler will become the Academie’s youngest member and join internationally reknowned wine makers, critics, and chefs such as: Elio Altare, Léon Beyer, Yiannis Boutaris, Willi Bründlmayer, Michael Broadbent, Colette Faller, Angelo Gaja, James Halliday, Jean-Marie Peyraud, Bruno Prats, Serena Sutcliffe, Maurizio Zanella.
The wines of Feiler-Artinger are among the top Austrian wines in all categories, red, white, and sweet. I particularily enjoy their Ruster Ausbruch, a special botrytis wine made by only a few wine makers of the Ruster Ausbruch Cercle. Unfortunately, they are not easy to find in the US, so if you see a bottle, buy it!