Welcome to Circo Vino

Circo Vino, loosely translated as “Wine Circus,” is a fine wine importer that offers serious artistry and joyful pleasure in our portfolio selection.  Specializing in wines from unique terroirs, crafted by wine farmers who take great care from vineyard to table, our wines bring stories, education and experiences. We invite you to join our circus of sublime wine – a collaborative performance between mother nature, the grower and you.

News & Events

Wine Geek Fashion, Limited Edition Tee

Wine Geek Fashion Alert! Surprise your bestie with a BlauFränkisch Friends Forever Limited Edition Tee! The ‪#‎BFFF‬ shirt is an homage to one of our favorite red varieties, ‪#‎Blaufränkisch‬ and its equally delicious Hungarian counterpart, ‪#‎Kékfrankos‬. $20, plus S&H, Women’s Ts size L-XL and Men’s Ts size XSM-XL.  www.circovino.com to place your order. Credit Cards accepted.  ‪#‎Respekt‬ ‪#‎Weninger‬ ‪#‎Preisinger‬ ‪#‎youknowyouwantone‬

Sattlerhof Winery Receives Two Falstaff Awards

The talented Andreas Sattler of Sattlerhof winery in Gamlitz, Südsteiermark accepting not one but TWO Falstaff awards for the family’s 2013 Morillon (Chardonnay) Pfarrweingarten and 2007 Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) Reserve. This family holds a special place in the hearts of the Circo Vino team. Well deserved Familie Sattler!!


The Debate Over Minerality in Wine

Jancis Robinson gives us her take on the still controversial debate on minerality in wine. What are your thoughts? ‪#‎micaschistdontstink‬

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Great Explanation to the Original Farm to Table Concept in Austria

Check out this informative article from VinePair.com! Great job of explaining the original farm-to-table concept of Austria’s heurigen culture. ‪#‎AustrianWineUSA‬ ‪#‎heurigen‬

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Throwback Series Featuring Claus Preisinger

It’s Thursday and we are getting close to the end of our ‪#‎TBT‬ series from the Bottlenotes & Brushstrokes ‪#‎winegallery‬ event with UGallery.com … sigh. This week we are featuring John Diehl’s, aka The Beard Baron, painting inspired by Weingut Claus Preisinger. We love Claus’ simple and to the point answers given for his interview with John, take for example, “Nature gives you everything you need”. This statement sums it all up for Claus’ wines and for John’s brush-stroked paintings. Happy TBT, enjoy!

Learn to Understand and Appreciate White Wine

You wouldn’t judge a book by its cover… these 6 white wines will help you understand and appreciate the world of white wine ‪#‎AustrianDryRiesling‬‪#‎StiftGottweig‬ ‪#‎PeterVeyderMalberg‬ ‪#‎Malat‬ ‪#‎Knoll‬


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“How to have a cool, happening palate” by Jamie Goode

Do you know how to hang with the cool kids? “Riesling is super cool,” while “Merlot remains uncool” according to Jamie Goode via wineanorak.com. He schools us on “How to have a cool, happening palate” ‪#‎youcantsitwithus‬‪#‎AustrianRiesling‬ ‪#‎StiftGottweig‬ ‪#‎PeterVeyderMalberg‬ ‪#‎Malat‬ ‪#‎Knoll‬

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The Handsome Brothers from Johanneshof Reinisch

The handsome brothers, Hannes, Christian and Michael, from  Johanneshof Reinisch! We thank you too!  ‪#‎Thermenregion‬ ‪#‎AustrianWineUSA‬‪#‎Rotgipfler‬ ‪#‎StLaurent‬ ‪#‎Zierfandler‬ ‪#‎PinotNoir‬

Throwback Thursday Series Featuring Stift Göttweig

This week we are throwing it back to John Diehl’s painting inspired by ‪#‎StiftGöttweig‬. The Bottlenotes & Brushstrokes ‪#‎winegallery‬ event with @Ugallery would not have been the same without the authentic work from @TheBeardBaron1. In the words of Fritz Miesbauer, “Authentic wine is not created in the cellar, but born in the vineyards, gently educated in the cellar and then grown up in the bottle…” Of course Miesbauer did not realize how much his wines and Diehl have in common; Diehl’s authenticity was born in Boston, gently educated at Bridgewater State University, Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Florence, and grown up as a beardsman with a paint brush. Happy ‪#‎TBT‬!

The Basics of Austrian Wine

Educate yourself on the basics of Austrian wine. Anne Krebiehl of Wine Enthusiast Magazine gives a great overview of the Styles and Wines of Austria. She mentions Stift Göttweig, Sattlerhof, etc. Look for these great Austrian wines at your nearest purveyor or fine dining restaurant. ‪#‎AustrianWineUSA‬ ‪#‎madebymonks‬

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Growing Awareness of Biodynamic Farming

It is marvelous to see rising awareness of biodynamic farming ‪#‎domaineciringa‬ ‪#‎weingutclauspreisinger‬ ‪#‎sattlerhof‬ ‪#‎schellmann‬‪#‎weingutweninger‬

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