ZALTO

Crystal wine glasses

Crystal decanters

About Zalto

Made in Austria, Zalto glasses are some of the highest quality and lightest wine glasses you can find.

The glasses are individually handcrafted and mouth-blown and made of crystal glass without lead. With its feather light weight and delicate edges it is the perfect tool to drink your fine wine – leaving nothing in between you and the wine and allowing the wine to take the center stage in drinking pleasure. We use them at all of our Fine Wine Experience.

To meet the highest demands requires the perfect balance between functionality  and aesthetics.  This combined with an approach to superior quality creates something exceptional – Zalto Denk`Art. 

Appreciated by connoisseurs  and gourmets Zalto Denk`Art is the benchmark for glass-culture.

CRAFTMANSHIP

Technical perfection is the basic principle of the Zalto Glass House. The tradition of using only the most highly skilled glass-blowers is reflected in the fineness of each Zalto glass. It echoes the delicate virtuosity of the great Venetian glass artists of the Renaissance.

HAND-BLOWN

In the northern  part of Lower- Austria the tradition  of glass blowing goes back to the early 14th century. Since then glass-blowers have been producing high quality hand- blown glass in this region, which has made a name for itself among bon vivants beyond all borders.

ELEGANCE

From the first touch, each Zalto glass distinguishes  itself from all other glasses. From the perfectly executed balance to the extraordinary design.

DISHWASHER-FRIENDLY

Despite its feather-light weight and delicate edges, the Denk`Art series of glasses maintains all the best attributes of a modern glass as far as care and longevity are concerned. Denk`Art glasses may be washed in a
dishwasher and should be considered
your everyday glass as well as the glass to use for your most special occasions. They are produced without the
addition of lead oxide and are resistant
against clouding.

ANGLES -PERFECT FLAVOUR

The development of the  Denk`Art series was as influenced by the earth as by the universe beyond. The curve of the bowls are tilted at the angles of 24°, 48° and 72°, which are in accordance to the tilt angles of the earth. The ancient Romans utilized this triumvirate of angles with their supply repositories, finding that produce stayed fresh for a longer time, and that it also showed improved taste. Due to these cosmic parallels, we believe that a wine can reach its utmost potential in a Denk`Art glass, developing everything that is possible in the nose as well as on
the palate.

THE WINE PRIEST -FATHER DENK 

The development of the Zalto Denk`Art glasses is influenced by the capacious knowledge of the priest Hans Denk, who has spent decades in the study and tasting of wines, and is one of the most valued and inspirational wine experts in Austria. With the brand Denk`Art we pay homage to the mentor of these remarkable glasses. “Clear supremacy of the development of taste and bouquet,” as Father Denk himself has put it, are the advantages of the series Denk`Art; a fact which has been attested to by well-known sommeliers and wine connoisseurs around the world.

PROFESSIONAL REVIEW


“For us the burgundy-glass by Hans Denk –Denk`Art- is the most ingenious glass for Grüner Veltliner. Especially for more mature, particularly premium and concentrated `Smaragd`-wines. For the wine it creates an enamel, profound fruit and elegance in implausible extent. We are enthusiastic.”

Rudolphine and F.X.Pichler, winemakers from the Wachau.

“I didn’t think, that there would be anything better on the glass-market … this glass is. Moreover it has something erotic …”

Francois Mauss, president of the “Grand Jury European” “We recently discovered Zalto Denk'Art glassware from Austria, whose elegant, eye-catching design first piqued our interest and whose dishwasher-safe performance  won us over.”

Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, Washington Post

“I've recently come across another glass manufacturer whose glasses I really love: Zalto. These are truly beautiful hand blown glasses that are amazingly light and delicate, yet quite flexible and resilient, too.

Jamie Goode, London-based winewriter and wine columnist with UK national newspaper The Sunday Express

“Their featherweight  nature and distinct angular design give the Denk`Art glasses the perfect distinct presence for a mod dinner party.”

Jon Bonne` San Francisco Cronicle

”The glasses have become meanwhile in the wine-world real cult objects” 

Herbert Hacker, Format-Magazin, Austria

“The Denk`Art glass is fleet-footed, very elastic and despite the almost delicate working, surprisingly break-proof. Furthermore, it makes a great visual impact, is contemporary and all features considered superior to all other glasses.”

Heinz Reitbauer, patron of the “Chef’s Hat-crowned” restaurants “Steirereck” and “Pogusch”

“The glass is the repository for the content. Water, wine, sparkling wine and beer are processed to an unsurpassable indulgence by the new Denk`Art series.” 

Toni Mörwald, chef and licencee of the “Chef’s Hat-crowned” restaurants “Ambassador”, “Kloster Und ” and “Zur Taube”

“I didn’t think, that there would be anything better on the glass-market … this glass is. Moreover it has something erotic …”

Franz Hirtzberger, chairman of “Vinea Wachau“