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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Popular wines made in Austria under $20

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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

  • Martinshof

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

  • Wieninger

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

  • Lachini Vineyards

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

  • Weingut Stadt Krems

    Historically, Weingut Stadt Krems arose from two sources. The first source is the property of the...

  • Schloss Halbturn

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

  • Loimer, Weingut Fred

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

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Austria on Snooth

  • Pittnauer St. Laurent Dorflagen 2015

    Snoothrank:

    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

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Weingut Schneider Sankt Laurent Thermenregion 2014

    Snoothrank:

    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

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Artner Blaufränkisch Selektion Carnuntum 2012

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    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

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Anton Bauer Blaufränkisch Reserve Wagram 2012

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    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

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Anita and Hans Nittnaus Tannenberg Blaufränkisch Burgenland 2012

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    Creamy vanilla and allspice aromas on the nose with fresh cherry, black currant and plum fruit, a hint of minerality and some earthy notes that nod towards a bit of mushroom. Quite fruity on entry to the palate, mostly black cherry, black currant and blackberry fruit with a geyser of acidity and tannin towards the mid palate that releases with a... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Wachter Wiesler Blaufränkisch Südbergenland 2014

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    Deeply fruited, almost syrupy notes of plum and black currant jam with spicy ground black pepper and thick tarry smoke. Tart, quite acidic and full of zesty cherry and mixed berry fruit flavors on the palate, quite drying on the mid palate with loads of earth, dark spice, concentrated black currant fruit and freshly tapped young sassafras root. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Wachter-Wiesler Blaufrankisch Eisenberg Bela-Joska 2013

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    Intriguing savory spice, notes of beef bouillon and floral violets on the nose with fresh cherry and soft earth. Ripe, fresh and medium-full bodied on the palate, presenting up front with loads of berry and cherry fruit, but tightly wound at first, this unravels towards the finish, releasing waves of tannins and tart acidity with an herbal oakin... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Heinrich Blaufränkisch Burgenland 2015

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    Floral, mixed berry aromas with a clean, light and fresh cherry note. Crisp and clean on entry, this brings cherry, cranberry and red currant fruit with a smooth and medium-light body, hints of tarry earth and a savory spice on the finish with more sticky, smoky cranberry. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Anita and Hans Nittnaus Eastside Blaufränkisch Burgenland 2015

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    Pungent, dusty floral notes of violet and ripe cherry blossom with a hint of raspberry and brown sugar. Tart, earthy and acidic on the palate with fresh cranberry and cherry fruit, drying tannins streaking through the center with a perfumed character throughout and a nudge of cherry compote and coffee cake crumble on the drying finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Anton Bauer Wagram Pinot Noir 2014

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    Translucent tawny red color, dry old world slight earthiness, hints of ripe cherry and cranberry. Lovely and full bodied yet light and perfect for an early autumn or late spring dinner. Read More

    Wine review by effell


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