23. Sep. 2020

The new wine cellar at the Burg Hotel am Arlberg

A deluxe spot with the best wines from all over the world.

The new wine cellar at the Burg Hotel am Arlberg

The 4-star Burg Hotel in Oberlech has been THE number one destination for wine lovers from all over the world for decades. No wonder, considering that Gerhard Lucian, the owner of the establishment, passed his passion for good wine on to his son and junior chef Christian Lucian.

Graduate sommeliers and long-time employees Claudia Fath and Hermann Lankmaier support the business with their renowned expertise, and manage these high-quality delights. Christoph Viehauser, who also qualified as a sommelier this year, is considered the "climbing vine" in the Burg Hotel's wine team. 50,000 bottles and 1,200 items on the wine list need to be well organised.

The finest materials and unprecedented design

The wine cellar now presents itself in fine wood, brick and black stainless steel in a design that has never been seen before. The long wooden table is an irresistible invitation to stay a while. The Lucian family is particularly proud of the impressive vaulted cellar in the second room of the new building. Small windows provide a look at the new wellness area – the BURG OASIS, which is also new.

BURG wine cellar, look at the BURG OASE

Warm light, a perfectly matched mix of the highest quality materials and the entire ambience will encourage you to pause and reflect.

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The Burg Hotel, the place for winning wines in Lech

2019 was not only the opening year of the new BURG wine cellar, but is also the year in which the sommelier team received several prizes and awards.

Back in the spring, Christian Lucian was the winner of the Club Championship in the first Club of Austrian Sommeliers. The hotel also achieved the best hotel rating on this occasion. Only recently, the Best Bottle Award 2019 went to the 4-star superior hotel in Lech. The blind tasting at the international vintners' meeting Arlberg Weinberg declared the Chardonnay Alte Reben 2014 from the Erwin Sabathi vineyard the overall winner, and with that crowned this year's success story at the BURG.

BURG HOTEL winner of Falstaff »Best Bottle Award« 2019

Host Willi Balanjuk with winner Christian Lucian of the "Burg Hotel" and Lech Zürs tourism director Hermann Fercher. © TMC NOW

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