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Hans-Jörg Unterrainer

Hans-Jörg Unterrainer and his Sommelier Team look after one of the most incredible wine cellars in the European Alps. Decorated with many Awards the wine competence from the Kirchenwirt should be a fixed point on the culinary todo list in Austria. Hans-Jörg, a former Snowboard Olympian was rewarded with the JRE Sommelier Award 2022

Kirchenwirt Leogang seit 1326

Leogang, Austria
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Hotel restaurant Kirchenwirt Leogang is a lovely and cozy guest house, belonging to the Unterrainer family for over 130 years. Today, Hans-Jörg Unterrainer and his sister Barbara Kottke run the business. In doing so, the siblings received multiple awards, including 4 toques from Gault Millau and 3 forks from Falstaff. The wine list was awarded “One of the best wine lists awarded with two Glases” by Wine Spectator. Rooted in their family tradition, the Kirchenwirt offers you a wonderful holiday experience, all year round. Here, you’ll not only find all the tranquillity you need, but also recreation, nature, culture and, of course, fantastic cuisine by chef Stefan Birnbacher.

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SOMMELIER AWARD – in cooperation with La Rioja Alta SA

“Since the beginning, we’ve prided ourselves on a warm welcome and excellent service.” Our winner of the 2022 Sommelier Award is Hans-Jörg Unterrainer from Restaurant Kirchenwirt Leogang since 1326, in Austria. Hans-Jörg exhibits great soul and spirit when it comes to the well-being of his guests. This Sommelier creates a culture of excellence that takes great care of everything, in a perfect ambience, to a carefully curated wine cellar, right down to the ability to support young professionals to excel in the art of outstanding service. Together with La Rioja Alta SA we bestow this Sommelier Award to the most outstanding JRE in this field.