About us

ÖWI Handels-GmbH (ÖSTERREICH WEIN Institut / AUSTRIA WINE Institute) is a 100 % subsidiary of ÖSTERREICH WEIN Marketing GmbH (ÖWM).

After it was founded as a registered association in 1968, the Wine Institute became the principal organisation advertising Austrian wine nationwide.

Today, we are responsible for the distribution of all promotional material and other information relating to ÖSTERREICH Wein Marketing GmbH (ÖWM).

Other services we provide for our parent company include the logistics for events organised by ÖWM, both nationally and internationally.

Furthermore, our cash-and-carry market in Korneuburg serves as the access point for sample bottles used for various wine-tastings organised by well-known wine magazines.

ÖWI Handels-GmbH also plays an important role in the organisation of SALON ÖSTERREICH WEIN, particularly in the field of logistics.

It is our aim to offer the important products available from our range to Austrian vintners, caterers, restaurant owners and the market in general, at fair prices. These prices are the result of a very reasonable calculation of costs.

The managing director

 Wilhelm Klinger has been managing director of Österreich Wein Marketing since 1 January 2007. The son of a restaurant owner from Upper Austria, he studied French and Italian, before learning his trade at the renowned company of wine traders A.V. Stangl in Salzburg. He later played a major role in setting up the wine trading chain Wein & Co, before doing more pioneering work for Austrian wine, also on an international stage, as the managing director of Freien Weingärtner Wachau (Free Wachau Vintners). Most recently, he was the right-hand man of the Italian cult vintner Angelo Gaja, in which capacity he was responsible for more than 50 export markets. Wilhelm Klinger is married with two children and lives in Vienna.

Contact persons:

Martin Reiskopf

Operating manager
m.reiskopf@oewi.at  - 02262-62546-15

Franz Vock

Order taking, consultant for glass engraving and carton labelling
f.vock@oewi.at - 02262-62546-11

Marie Pink

Order taking, Cash-and-carry checkout
m.pink@oewi.at - 02262-62546-15

Margit Kaiser

m.kaiser@oewi.at - 02262-62546-18

Margit Prettenhofer

Order taking, Cash-and-carry checkout
m.prettenhofer@oewi.at - 02262-62546-12

Simone Rupp

logistics, wine delivery
s.rupp@oewi.at - 02262-62546-14

Franz Rattig

Mail order picking, customer service, delivery taking

Karin Griesbach


Mail order picking, customer service, delivery taking