About Stars & Crowns

Measuring yourself to continue improving. Weingut Leo HILLINGER is very glad about the numerous national and international awards its wines have won. Every star, every crown, every point is the confirmation of our chosen path and the demand for the highest quality – and at the same time the incentive to continue to work with great ambition and achieve even more.

Falstaff

The Austrian Wine and Gourmet Journal Falstaff awards up to 100 points annually. The wines of the Leo HILLINGER winery are always at the forefront.

Wine Vintage year Points Published
2020
Grüner Veltliner Leithaberg DAC 2017 92 2020
Pinot Blanc Leithaberg DAC 2017 92 2020
Hill 2 2017 92 2020
Blaufränkisch Leithaberg DAC 2017 92 2020
Blaufränkisch Ried Umriss 2017 92 2020
Hillside red 2017 92 2020
Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 92 2020
Blaufränkisch 2018 91 2020
Hillside red 2016 91 2020
Pinot Noir Terroir 2016 91 2020
Hillside white 2019 90 2020
Gelber Muskateller 2019 90 2020
Sauvignon Blanc 2019 90 2020
Small Hill red 2018 90 2020
2019
Hill 1 2015 93 2019
Blaufränkisch Terroir 2015 93 2019
Blaufränkisch Leithaberg DAC 2016 92 2019
Pinot Blanc Leithaberg DAC 2017 92 2019
Pinot Noir Terroir 2015 92 2019
Pinot Blanc Terroir 2016 91 2019
Sauvignon Blanc 2018 90 2019
Blaufränkisch 2017 90 2019
Blauer Zweigelt 2017 90 2019
Grüner Veltliner Terroir 2016 90 2019
Small Hill red 2017 90 2019
2018
Welschriesling 2016 93 2018
Pinot Noir Terroir 2016 93 2018
Leithaberg DAC 2015 93 2018
Hill Side 2015 93 2018
Pinot Noir Terroir 2015 92 2018
Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 92 2018
St. Laurent 2015 92 2018
Grüner Veltliner Natural 2015 92 2018
Hill 1 2015 91 2018
Hill 1 2013 91 2018
Blaufränkisch Terroir 2015 91 2018

Wine Enthusiast

We are grateful for the evaluation of one of USA’s leading wine journals “Wine Enthusiast”.

 

Wine Vintage year
Points Published
2020
Pinot Blanc Leithaberg DAC 2017 93 2020
Grüner Veltliner Leithaberg DAC 2017 91 2020
2019
Pinot Blanc 2016 94 2019
Blaufränkisch Leithaberg 2016 94 2019

Vinaria

Austria’s magazine for wine culture rates Austria’s leading wineries with crowns and wines with stars. The Leo HILLINGER winery carries both crowns and stars in the ratings.

St. Laurent 2015 4
Pinot Noir Terroir 2015 3
Natural Sauvignon Blanc 2015 4
Natural Grüner Veltliner 2015 4
Natural msktttnll 2015 3

A la carte

Around 2,500 wines from over 400 winegrowers are tasted by a top-class jury before they make their judgments. The Leo HILLINGER winery is always in the front row.

Wine Vintage year Points Published
2019
Pinot Blanc Leithaberg DAC 2017 92 2019
Grüner Veltliner Leithaberg DAC 2017 92 2019
2018
Pinot Noir Terroir 2016 93 2018
Hill 3 2017 93 2018 (Best of Sweet 2018)
Pinot Blanc Terroir 2016 92 2018
Hill 2 2016 92 2018
Hill Side 2015 92 2018
Traminer Eiswein 2012 92 2018
Small Hill white 2017 90 2018

AWC

Over 12,000 submissions from over 1,700 producers from almost 40 countries – at awc vienna, the best wineries in the world are awarded prizes every year. The wines of the Leo HILLINGER winery have already been awarded several times.

Wine Vintage year
Points Medaille
Hill 1 2015 90,4 Gold
Hill 3 2017 Gold
Blaufränkisch Leithaberg DAC 2016 Gold
Hillside 2016 Gold
Pinot Noir Terroir 2015 Gold

International organic wine award 2019

The international award for organic wines has become one of the most important tastings in the industry. In 2019, 291 wineries from 27 countries with 1103 organic wines took part in the major international organic wine award.

 

Wine Vintage year
PAR Points Medaille Published
Zweigelt 2017 92 Gold 2019
Chardonnay 2018 95 Gold 2019
Grüner Veltliner 2018 93 Gold 2019
Gelber Muskateller 2018 92 Gold 2019

Genuss Weintrophy

Wine Vintage year Points Published
Blaufränkisch Leithaberg DAC 2016 91 2020
Blanc de Noir 2018 90 2020

Weinprämierung Burgenland

Best of Burgenland! Around 1,700 wine samples from 287 wineries were submitted for this year’s wine awards. We are thankful about the great ratings!

 

Wine Vintage year
Medaille Published
St. Laurent 2015 Gold 2019 Wein Prämierung Burgenland 2019
Small Hill Rosé 2018 Gold 2019 Wein Prämierung Burgenland 2019

IWC20

In its 36th year of existence, the IWC is recognised as the world’s most rigorous, impartial and influential wine competition. The IWC evaluates every wine “blindly” and judges everyone for their loyalty to style, region and vintage.

 

Wine Vintage year
PAR Points Medaille Published
Grüner Veltliner Leithaberg 2017 95 Gold 2020
Pinot Blanc Leithaberg 2017 95 Gold 2020

MUNDUS VINI

The international competition MUNDUS VINI awards wines from all wine-growing regions of the world. The Leo HILLINGER winery has already won silver twice.

China Wine & Spirits Awards

The CWSA (China Wine & Spirits Awards) is the largest and most prestigious wine and spirits competition in China.

Wine Vintage year
Medaille Published
Hill 1 2015 Gold 2019
Blaufränkisch Terrior 2015 Gold 2019
Hill 3 2017 Double Gold 2019

Korea Wine Challenge 19

A total of around 700 wines from 18 countries were exhibited at KWC 2019. Austria also competed against countries like Morocco, Moldova, Germany, Austria, Greece, Canada and South Africa with distinctive wines.

 

Wine Vintage year
Points Published
Blaufränkisch Terroir 2015 95 Korea Wine Challenge 2019
Sauvignon Blanc 2018 95 Korea Wine Challenge 2019