Wilhelm Klinger

Willi has been the managing director of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board since January 2007.  The son of an Upper Austrian gastronome, he studied French and Italian and started his wine career with renowned distributor AV Stangl in Salzburg. Later, he played a significant role in the development of the Austrian wine distributor chain Wine & Co, before becoming managing director of Freie Weingärtner Wachau. He has also been ‘the right hand’ for Italian cult vintner Angelo Gaja, where he was responsible for more than 50 export markets.


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