Austrian Wine

Austria is located in the heart of Europe and is known for incredibly dry whites of exceptional quality. Lesser known to the United States are Austria’s red wines which range from classic fruity reds to powerful Reserves. In past years, Austrian wines have been lumped in with their neighbors Germany and Alsace, but recently the Austrian Wine industry has taken America by storm, gaining headway with its most popular grape: Grüner Veltliner a.k.a. GruV, an acidic white grape characteristically described by white pepper, green apple and citrus. Twenty-five years ago, Austria is said to have been a different wine country. In 2008, the country exported more than ever before and is expected to increase steadily for a number of years to come. Austria’s wines are produced in the Weinland Österreich in the far Eastern corner of the country surrounding Vienna and is divided into sixteen key winemaking regions. Each region varies in climate from hot to cool and is made up of a combination of soils: slate Read more »

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Constance Chamberlain

Wine Marketing Professional for Austria, Chile, and Pernod Ricard, millenial wino,WSET Diploma student, freelance wine writer, permanent Greek wine supporter. My favorite wine regions are generally those that are the lesser-known, come find out why!

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Varietals Produced in Austria View all

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Zweigelt

    History of the grape:  Zweigelt was created in 1922 by Fritz Zweigelt at the Institute of Viticulture and Pomology in...

  • Blaufränkisch

    Blaufränkisch is the most important Austrian red variety to many Austrian vintners despite the fact it is not the mos...

  • Grüner Veltliner

    Grüner Veltliner (spelled Gruener when the umlaut is not present and also known as Weissgipfler, Manhardsrebe Grüner...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Subregions of Austria

  • Burgenland

    Burgenland is a major wine-producing region located in Austria’s southeast. It is Austria’s war...

  • Niederösterreich

    The Niederösterreich region of Austria (meaning lower Austria) is the country's largest wine-grow...

  • Styria

    Styria, otherwise known as Steiermark, is the southern-most wine producing region in Austria. Unl...

  • Vienna

    Vienna (Wien) is both the capital of and a very important winemaking region within Austria. Altho...

  • Wien

    Wien, otherwise know as Vienna, is living proof wine can come from what is considered to be "a bi...

  • Donauland

  • Südsteiermark

Popular Wineries in Austria View all

  • Domäne Freie Weingärtner Wachau

    Domäne Wachau is one of Austria’s most established, yet most innovative wineries. The new team th...

  • Weingut Allram

    After having split the parental winery in 1992 between sister Birgit and Michaela Haas, she is in...

  • Wolfgang

    Wolfgang's Gru-Vee wines showcase remarkable examples of Austria's heralded Gruner Veltliner grap...

  • Weingut Hajszan

    At the beginning of 2002 there was a vision: The production of excellent vines. Only a few varie...

  • Martinshof

    “Innovation, stubbornness and a little bit of madness” - So self describes himself Michael Martin...

  • Zantho

    The wines from ZANTHO are made in cooperation of Umathum winery and Wolfgang Peck from Winzerkell...

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Austria on Snooth

  • RBA  "Ooh,Reserve. It must be good".  While most New World ... ... countries,Spain,Portugal,Austria,and Italy. Their "reservas " have legal definitions,most of which have to do with aging for example Chianti Classico Riserva must be aged 27 months at least,Vin Nobile at least 30 months,  Brunello 5 years with 2 years in barrel or cask, Barolo ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Value Wines - under $20 USD...


  • So Al, why did you include Hungary with the Balkans? Might as well add Austria and Bulgaria and Romania if you're going historical back to that old Empire. If you're talking wine similarities, then that's another kettle of fish. And of course Crete is way off in another direction. Why not Greece (not usually considered 'the Balkans')? Then how a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic hello i am new


  • This is the Buddha that purports to save the world.I think he needs to get up ... ... Ink" Zweigelt from Austria on the "Now for Something Completely Different" thread.  That was drunk at brunch (really lunch, since we started at 1 p.m.) with our niece and nephew and their interesting friend, Reinhard the German Orthopedic Surgeon.  They met ... Read More

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  • Cool bump OT. Somehow I missed this thread before. Some of the best Syrah ... ... ... I've had comes from Austria, Hungary, and the colder places in CA. And of course I love Halcon. Even Pic St Loup, when you get the wines directly off the Mediterranean coast, very much like the far west of Sonoma. Too bad they didn't plant Syrah all over Bur... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Focusing on Cool Climate Syrah


  • Weingut Hirsch Grüner Veltliner Heiligenstein 2006

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling Gobelsburger 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by Teppo


  • Kracher Scheurebe Tba #3 Zwischen Den Seen 2012

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    Wine review by Russ85


  • "You think that by being a locavore you are also being a tree ... of ... of France and Germany and Austria and Hungary that got cut down within the last few hundred years, in some cases fairly recently.Gutenberg and the Reformation were not anything to impede that. Needed more fullblown democracy, the post-Industrial Rev morass, Luddite tradit... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Franz Etz Grunner Veltliner

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    This is refreshing and mouthwatering. Green apple, lemongrass, stone fruit and great acidity. Very pleasant for a hot day. Paul 87 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Hey guys - I've rather busy as you know.  The NWC Italian Night and we ... Fran Etz Gruner Veltliner Austria2013 Tomaresca "Neprica" IGT Puglia (3)2013 Banfi "Centine" IGT Toscana (3)2013 Frattoria Del Cerra Marema IGT Toscana (3)2013 Cambiata Dornfelder (2) DessertNV Fonseca "Bin 27" Port (2) Dessert2012 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvig... Read More

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