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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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...

  • 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

  • Zantho

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

  • Weingut Allram

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

  • Martinshof

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

  • Renner Winery

    In 1995, Doctors Ian and Elena Renner decided to finally plant the vineyard of their dreams, plan...

  • Lachini Vineyards

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

  • Wieninger

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

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Austria on Snooth

  • Artner Wines Zweigelt Klassik Carnuntum 2015


    Raspberry, cherry and red currant aromas are quite fruity. Generous fruit notes of cranberry, cherry, red currant and plum on the palate, tart acidity and fresh cut flowers with a blueberry jammy finish with a hint of coffee candy. Read More

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  • Netzl Rubin Zweigelt Carnuntum 2015


    Tarry, earthy and smoky with a dark cherry and raspberry fruit hiding underneath the rich earthy aromas on this brooding nose. A bit more fruit expression on the palate, with chunky blueberry and blackberry fruit wrapped in spice, acidity and a vanishing creamy texture that all but disappears on the finish when gripping tannins and espresso note... Read More

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  • Hugl Weine Zweigelt Niederösterreich 2015


    Complex aromas of fresh bell pepper, perfumed sweet spice, fresh black cherry and raspberry jam and soft clay. Good acidity and an earthy texture open for a fruity blend of blueberry, black cherry and currant with zesty, warming spice. Read More

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  • De la Rosa Lev St. Laurent Burgenland 2015


    Whole wheat toast, bold cherries and strawberry notes and an earthiness here on the nose. On the palate this is cool, tart and fresh with cranberry, cherry and strawberry fruit, zesty acidity and a clean palate of refreshing earthiness, finishing on the dry side with pleasant spice and a long length streaked with texture and bold fruit. Read More

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  • Johannes Zillinger Reflexion Sankt Laurent Niederösterreich 2013


    Richly spiced and herbed aromas with a fresh fruit note of candied cherry, blueberry and black currant jam. Medium bodied and again richly fruited on the palate with blackberry and cherry, black currant and raisin and a fresh crisp vegetal note towards the finish that adds another dimension here before settling into a smoky, tart and spicy finis... Read More

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  • Steindorfer St. Laurent Reserve Burgenland 2014


    Pronounced campfire aromas with notes of freshly fertilized farmland and dark black currant. Brings a load more fruit on the palate, mostly dried raisin and dark blackberry, notes present but mostly overshadowed by toasted leather and charred oak notes, full spice and sharp acidity cutting through on the finish, leaving a dull smoldering heat. Read More

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  • Pittnauer St. Laurent Dorflagen 2015


    A bit restrained with cayenne spice and ripe plum and red currant fruit on the nose. Crisp cranberry, red currant and cherry fruit on the palate with loads of acidity and chewy tannins, turning a bit green towards the finish with a pepper and herb note, some black pepper and a bit of licorice. Read More

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  • Weingut Schneider Sankt Laurent Thermenregion 2014


    Nicely fruity aromas of concentrated black cherry, black currant and blackberry with a creamy vanilla note. Good acidity, nice spice and warm fruit notes of cranberry, cherry and red currant on the palate with a tart and focused herb and spice which gives some complexity to this approachable, lively and refreshing wine. Read More

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  • Artner Blaufränkisch Selektion Carnuntum 2012


    Darkly spiced and richly fruited on the nose with notes of fresh blueberry, cherry and raspberry. Cool and clean on the palate with a smooth cherry and mixed berry palate, textured tannins and dark roasted espresso and cocoa note, hints of flower petal and a pleasant mineral finish. Read More

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  • Anton Bauer Blaufränkisch Reserve Wagram 2012


    Warm and inviting cinnamon spice and cherry pie filling aromas with hints of jalapeño and brown sugar on the nose. Juicy and refreshing red fruit notes of cherry, red currant and strawberry preserves, fresh and expressive with a touch of herb and vegetal notes of pine nettle and pepper. This is full bodied and rich, elegantly spiced and has a lo... Read More

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