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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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

  • Moric

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

  • 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...

  • Domäne Freie Weingärtner Wachau

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

  • Loimer, Weingut Fred

    The Loimer winery has 45 hectares of vineyards in the Kamptal region of Austria. In 2005, the win...

  • Weingut Willi Opitz

    In the past years we were able to receive a lot of success with our wines all over the world. Man...

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Austria on Snooth

  • Josef Bauer Grüner Veltliner Wagram 2008

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    Wine review by akiye


  • Sounds like a nice memory of your visit.In Germany and particularly Austria I've been with lots of people at home and even out  who mix sparkling water of various sorts with wines, often white, creating in-effect a wine spritzer. Very common in the summer time, and something that can be lightly refreshing and a tasteful alternative to, say, an O... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Mueller Thergeau


  • Abbazia di Novacella in northern Italy (aka Austria) makes a good MT that isn't too hard to find. It is on the dry side though.http://www.snooth.com/wine/abbazia-di-novacella-muller-thurgau-2013/(And mixing sparkling water, club soda or seltzer with wine is called a Spritzer. This is a very common drink all over the world - though I, like EMark,... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Mueller Thergeau


  • Steindorfer Apetlon Rouge 2010

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    Very interesting Austrian red blend of Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch and Saint Laurent. A medium to light bodied red with a touch of smoke on the nose and palate, dark red cherries, rhubarb, dusty fine grained tannin and some nice acidity on the back end. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Carnuntum Muhr-Van Der Niepoort 2011

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    Wine review by calywa


  • In a recent trip to Austria, I discovered Paul Achs Chardonnay, which I absolutely loved.  I can't seem to find it in the US.  I did find a place on the east coast, but they can't ship to Las Vegas.  Does anyone know where I can purchase it on the west coast? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Austrian Wines


  • Meinklang Prosa Frizzante Rose 2012

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    Nose of strawberry, raspberry, and black cherry. Juicy and plush mouthfeel. A little sweet on the finish, but pleasantly so. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Yep. It would be really interesting to see some kind of notification when the ... I'll be in Hungary and Austria in a few weeks and I'll pick up some wines that I can't get anywhere else and if I have to pay full price, I'm willing to do so. (But I think there's a workaround anyway.)As far as whether you can get better values in France or CA, ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner


  • So you're not a pink sludge fan?  ;-(I'm curious that nobody's ... further afield to Germany, Austria, Portugal, Greece and Hungary. Their infrastructural costs (esp. France's) are generally no less than California's, so why are CA wines so pricey, even domestically, forget about on the international marke Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner


  • "Pork = Pinot"Not with that sauce. Maybe some blowsy CA pinot, but ... cook that dish natively in Austria? Always a good indicator. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine pairing recommendation


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