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Vitus Winkler

A multi-award-winning owner-chef with a passion for Austrian cuisine

Drawing on the seasons and serene Alpine setting, chef Vitus Winkler showcases truly compelling cuisine. In Gourmetrestaurant Kräuterreich by Vitus Winkler (Genießerhotel Sonnhof), he transforms his ideas and products into culinary landscapes. His presentation of artfully crafted butter brilliantly showcases this. Chef Winkler’s critically-acclaimed cooking style is characterised by masterfully combining local influences and products with his knowledge acquired outside of Austria. This results in dishes that are down-to-earth yet upscale, refined yet traditional.

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Vitus Winkler

Gourmetrestaurant Kräuterreich by Vitus Winkler (Genießerhotel Sonnhof)

St. Veit im Pongau, Austria
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On one of Austria’s sunny valley plateaus lies hotel and gourmet restaurant Sonnhof. This family-run establishment in the Pongau district was founded in 1929. Today, it is run by multi-award-winning chef Vitus Winkler and his wife Eva-Maria Gumpenberger. Vitus’ contemporary creations earned him 4 toques, 4 hoods from Gault Millau, and 4 stars from À La Carte. In the restaurant you’ll find a beautiful, dark-paneled dining room that dates from chef Vitus’ great-grandmother‘s era. The antlers on the wall have also been able to withstand the test of time and showcase the Winkler family’s passion for hunting. Sonnhof restaurant features a modern bar, as well as a small and bright dining room with panoramic windows that offer you a gorgeous view of Pongau’s mountains.

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