Shaped Like A Lyre, Pours Like A Dream

RIEDEL Amadeo Decanter – Shaped like a Lyre, pours like a dream

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The original clear, lyre-shaped Amadeo decanter was introduced in 2006 to commemorate RIEDEL’s 250th anniversary. The name of the piece is a nod to fellow Austrian, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose 250th birthday was also celebrated that year. This hand-blown, crystal glass decanter is shaped like a lyre and pours like a dream.


introduced in 2024


Limited Edition!

Two exclusive "Signature Pieces" for the prestigious Riedel Amadeo decanter collection. There are only 300 of each of these coveted products in the world.

Introduced in 2006

Our Amadeo decanters

the elegant lyra-shaped masterpiece

RIEDEL Amadeo Moonlight with a bittle of wine and a wine glass beside

Introduced in 2023

RIEDEL Amadeo Sunshine Decanter & RIEDEL Amadeo Moonlight Decanter

Limited Edition!

Two unique and exclusive "signature pieces", with only 500 each of these coveted products available worldwide.

In 2023, the RIEDEL Amadeo Sunshine and RIEDEL Amadeo Moonlight decanters will be the perfect complement the collection. A play of colors in pink, evocative of the warming summer sun, or the unique shade of blue with which the full moon illuminates the nocturnal landscape adorn the curvature of the decanter.

Showing that inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places, the name is a nod to the song made famous by The Jacksons, "Blame It On The Boogie" which is one of Eva Riedel’s favorite songs.
"It takes dedication, skill and feeling to create something as highly complex as these handcrafted decanters, with this extraordinary spectrum of colors. We are very proud of our artists at the glassworks in Kufstein," says Maximilian J. Riedel, visibly proud and grateful.


Introducing the Exquisite

RIEDEL AMADEO Magnum Decanter Collection with Optic Design

Limited Edition!

In 2024, Riedel proudly presents the RIEDEL AMADEO Magnum decanter – optically blown. The optically blown Riedel Amadeo Magnum Decanter is a piece of art in its own.

The iconic Amadeo decanter has graced Riedel's decanter repertoire since its inception in 2006. While it has seen various reinterpretations and exclusive releases, its timeless design, characterized by the lyre-shaped silhouette, has remained steadfast. In the words of Maximilian Riedel, "The design is eternal," much like the enduring compositions of its namesake, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who shares the same birth year as our esteemed establishment, 1756. The master glass maker at the Kufstein glassworks continue to showcase their exceptional craftsmanship.

RIEDEL Amadeo Double Magnum Decanter

Sharing the same graceful lyre shape as the original Amadeo, the Amadeo Double Magnum Is blown much larger to efficiently decant 3 Liter of wine. Standing Over 26 Inches tall and made in a limited edition of 100 Pieces annually, each masterfully crafted decanter is formed freely without the help of any molds, and proves extremely difficult to create.

Due To its large size, the Amadeo Double Magnum Requires the efforts of three master glassblowers to mouth blow its elegant lyric silhouette, with every decanter’s shape differing slightly, making each a truly unique and functional work of art. Its Challenging curvaceous shape is blown with two openings on either end, the larger for receiving wine, and the smaller for pouring wine into the glass, with the vessel’s large bowl maximizing the surface-­‐to-­‐air space allowing such a large amount of wine to fully open up and aerate.

The decanter’s clear lead crystal is accented by three tuxedo stripes in Riedel’s Heritage colors, with a large imperial red stripe outlined by two black lines that lovingly follow the contours of its stylized shape.

"The Amadeo Double Magnum Is a wine masterpiece unlike any other," 11th generation Riedel Crystal President & CEO Maximilian Riedel explains. "As A family, we are constantly trying to push the boundaries of luxury wine glassware and dream up the next big object of desire. We Are very proud to have created such a lofty decanter while still maintaining the luxuriously thin crystal Riedel Is known for." The Exquisite design and striking size of the Amadeo Double Magnum makes this decanter the oenophile’s ultimate toy. A Luxurious statement on any table, the sculptural design of the Amadeo Double Magnum Is enough to qualify as art, with Riedel’s Trademark functionality.


A statement of good taste - in many respects!

RIEDEL Amadeo Blue Decanter

Amadeo Decanter in different Colours

International design awards and patents underscore the expertise the company has developed over the years in the field of decanters and their functionality.

As with many icons, there have always been new interpretations of Amadeo without ever changing the basic design - the shape of a lute. Amadeo always meets the spirit of the times and taste!

In 2019, the series of coloured Amadeo was introduced - and not just in the form of a line, as with other Riedel designs, no! A new manufacturing technique allows the color to be applied to the decanter over a large area, creating a new and modern aesthetic.

RIEDEL Amadeo Decanter in different Colours

Glassware innovator, RIEDEL, has launched its Amadeo Decanter in several colours. Ever since it was introduced to the market in 2006, the Amadeo Decanter, designed by Stefan Umdasch, has been one of the icons of Riedel’s collection.

A new manufacturing technology introduced at the Austrian production facility makes it possible to apply the colour to large areas of the decanter, giving it a new, modern aesthetic.


RIEDEL Completes Performance Series

RIEDEL Amadeo Performance Decanter

with Iconic Decanter Design

Recommended for vintage red wines, young white wines and champagne

For years, Riedel has been reiterating the importance of decanting all wines, whether red, white, young or old, as well as champagne.

In 2019, the award-winning Performance glass series will be complemented by an Amadeo decanter – optically manufactured, in a magnum version, and with a line in the signature green colour of the Performance series.

The decanter is an absolute must have for design and wine lovers. Not only does this piece have a unique look and feel, but it is also unique in its function. These mouth-blown, handmade decanters are produced at the Riedel factory in Kufstein.


All our Amadeo decanters