Christian Zechmeister

Managing Director of Wein Burgenland

Christian Zechmeister

Christian Zechmeister’s love of wine began as a small child growing up in a small family winery in
Burgenland, Austria. After completing his schooling at the Federal College and Research Centre for
Viticulture and Fruit Growing in Klosterneuburg, the trained winemaker decided to broaden his
horizons and went on to do internships at renowned wineries in Burgenland, Sonoma Valley and
Central Otago. From 2002 to 2007 he held the position of logistics manager and oenologist at the
Austrian Wine Academy and it was during this time that he completed his Diploma in Wines and
Spirits. He also began studying for a Master’s degree in wine marketing which he competed in
2010. In 2007 Christian became managing director of Wein Burgenland and has been passionately
marketing the wines of Burgenland ever since. He is also a guest lecturer at the University of Applied
Sciences in Eisenstadt and the Austrian Wine Academy.