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 Read more »

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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

  • 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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Grüner Veltliner

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

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

  • Schloss Halbturn

    SCHLOSS HALBTURN, the most important Baroque building in the Burgenland which once served as a hu...

  • Wolfgang

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

  • Moric

    Roland Velich's Moric winery has revolutionized the world of Blaufrankisch wines. A niche wine m...

  • Queen Esther

    The Julius Hafner Winery is located in the quaint town of Moenchhof, approx. 50 km (35 miles) fro...

  • Lachini Vineyards

    Ron & Marianne Lachini began with a dream to start a small, family-owned estate vineyard focused ...

  • Zantho

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

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Austria on Snooth

  • Weingut Loimer Brut Rose Niederosterreich

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    Tart, smoky cranberry and earthy tar notes, some spice, mixed berry and a bit of melon on the nose. Notes continue to the palate with thick tar and zesty acidity, a bit of cherry and a tart grapefruit and mineral finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Barrios - don't look in wine literature for starters. You'll just find ... parts of Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Croatia and Serbia. He knew that idle soldiers were a danger and had them planting vines and draining swamps when not engaged in battling off the Germans and others. He was one of the last great emperors and one day a few soldiers ki... Read More

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  • Stefan Pratsch Gruner Veltliner Niederosterreich Austria 2016

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    Medium light mineral notes of crisp lemon zest and wet slate. More minerality and sharp acidity on the palate, refreshing and quite tart with grapefruit and lemon notes and a finish smoldering with the aftershock of acidity. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Burgenland Umathum Joiser Kirschgarten Blaufrankisch 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


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