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Riedel: a Symphony of Glass & Taste

To experience the symphony of glass and taste of a truly outstanding wine get a behind the scenes look at the Riedel factory in Kufstein/Tirol, where these exquisite glasses are made. Explore an amazing range of glasses from the narrow-mouthed port glass, to the balloon-shaped Burgundy glass, capable of holding an entire bottle of wine, and don’t forget to take some of these wine jewels home.

Riedel Glas, Kufstein © Riedel Glas Austria

The effect of a Riedel glass on fine wine is profound. If you are a wine connoisseur you have probably heard about the Austrian manufacturer and its finest handcrafted wine glasses, which is known to bring forth the aromas of wine.

Many wine professionals regard the “Riedel Sommelier” series, a top of the line mouth-blown crystal wine glass collection, as the finest in the world.

Originally established in Bohemia in 1756, the company has been owned by the same family for over 250 years. Claus Riedel was the first person in the long history of the glass to design its shape according to the character of the wine. He thus is the inventor of the functional wine glass.

A visit to the Riedel factory takes you on a journey through the sensory world of glass, crystal and craftsmanship. From the visitor galleries, you can watch the artistry of the glassmakers at work. Exquisite drinking glasses, perfectly shaped pitchers and elegant decanters – each piece of glass is made with utmost individual care. The multimedia show “Sinnfonie” reveals the philosophy of taste and aromas behind every Riedel glass and takes you on a sensory journey. This combination of tradition and innovation is a 250-year-old success story and simply a memorable travel experience. The factory is located in the picturesque riverside town of Kufstein, in the Austrian region Tirol.