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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Wieninger

    “Viennese wine” and “Wieninger” are nearly synonymous. Much of the prestige of Vienna’s wines can...

  • Weingut Willi Opitz

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

  • Queen Esther

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

  • Loimer, Weingut Fred

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

  • Moric

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

  • Domaene Lilienfeld

    One of the oldest wineries in Central Europe, Domaene Lilienfeld produces award-winning Rotgipfle...

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Austria on Snooth

  • Biokult Zweigelt Pinot Noir Burgenland 2014

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    Floral licorice notes with soft sawdust aromas and fruit notes of plum, black cherry and savory minerality. Round and juicy on the palate with blue and red fruit notes - mostly black cherry, red currant and bilberry with a richly creamy textured body, soft tannins and a puff of light smoke and fertile earth on the finish. Read More

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  • Heinrich Red Burgenland 2015

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    Made with each one of the heritage family grapes, Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, and Sankt Laurent. Dark raisin and plum aromas with a toasted smoky richness and soft red fruit notes. Bold and assertive on the palate with zippy acidity, full bodied cinnamon spice and black pepper, and fruit notes of cranberry and sweet cherry, this finishes with a cor... Read More

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  • Fritsch Pinot Noir Wagram 2012

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    Warm brown sugar and ripe cherry notes with a chunky melon and fresh strawberry note. A bit savory and earthy on the palate with cinnamon spice leading the charge for a warm mixed berry and cherry palate of ripe fruit, finishing tart and compact with some cranberry fruit, light mushroom notes and some sticky tannins lending complexity to the fin... Read More

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  • Stadlmann Pinot Noir Classic Thermenregion 2015

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    Raspberry, red currant and cherry with a fading floral note and a hint of earth. This is full of earth and round floral fruit notes of strawberry, mixed berry and cranberry, tart but quite juicy and expressive with touches of medicine and eucalyptus leaf, falling into a soft smoky and earthy finish. Read More

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  • Forstreiter Pinot Noir Reserve Niederösterreich 2013

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    Tart cranberry and focused cherry aromas with a pleasant warm spice and hints of blueberry and violet. A bit chunky in the mouth with dark plum and zesty cherry fruit, fresh but bold acidity and bright spice, some eucalyptus leaf and earth towards the finish. Read More

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  • Malat Pinot Noir Reserve Furth-Palt Niederösterreich 2013

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    Tart, spicy and floral with a bit of heat and ripe cherries on the nose. Herbal on entry with tart cranberry, licorice root and birch bark, bright, sharp acidity and a thick streak of tannin coming through with a bit of sticky resin and maple syrup, finishing with a warm spice and a touch of cream. Read More

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  • De la Rosa Oneg Pinot Noir Weinland Austria 2015

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    Dusty herbal and darkly spiced on the nose with a mineral note coming off savory oak notes. Tart and red fruited on the palate with dried rice syrup, plum and earthy cranberry notes, a bit of medicine and some pleasant minerality towards the finish of cherry and toast. Read More

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  • Hillinger Eveline Pinot Noir Burgenland 2015

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    Sweet spice and lightly floral aromas with rich, syrupy cherry notes and soft strawberry jam. Explosive fruit and bold acidity on entry with a smooth core of blueberry, cherry and strawberry fruit, very juicy and fresh with a pop of fresh spice towards the finish that plays well against the tart cranberry and herbal pine and eucalyptus notes and... Read More

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  • Johannes Zillinger Velue Zweigelt Niederösterreich 2013

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    Jammy and fleshy cherry and red currant aromas with a light floral note. Candied plum, cranberry and cherry bloom on the palate with a brisk acidity that drifts away on the mid palate leaving chunky and approachable cherry and strawberry notes, tart cranberry and oak spice. Read More

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  • Stefan Pratsch Zweigelt Niederösterreich 2015

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    Pungent and expressive plum and black cherry aromas. Fresh flavors of cherry and cranberry with a spicy, tart finish. Read More

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