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

  • 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...

  • Grüner Veltliner

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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

  • Domaene Lilienfeld

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

  • Weingut Stadt Krems

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

  • Zantho

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

  • Wieninger

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

  • Renner Winery

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

  • Moric

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

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Austria on Snooth

  • The sweet wines are very different depending on the production method. I'm ... ... and BAs from Germany and Austria can be wonderful too, but it depends on the grape used. If it's Riesling, that's a good bet. Wines from Sauternes and Barsac are different from the Hungarians. The Hungarians do in fact make wines similar to Sauternes - it's a ch... Read More

    Forum post in the topic ICE WINE

  • Terrance - here are some others you might want to try.Milbrandt, Chateau St. ... be able to find some from Austria more readily than from Germany.A lot of them, particularly from Italy, are rather tasteless and watery. It's the most imported grape to the US and they produce it by the boatload. Those from the mountains in the north tend to be h... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot grigio

  • Definition burákWine was the traditional name for a partially fermented ... partially fermented must.In Austria, it is to be disposed as Sturm.Young wine has a slightly laxative effect manifested primarily at consumers who drink it for the first time in his life. Popular with malovinai South Moravia, who can wait hours for fermenting barrel on... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Moravian Wines

  • Yeah, I got a lot of free ones too. But they've always been a company ... ... Hosemaster in the US or in Austria. They're also threatening Tim Atkins in England, where the thread is posted and hoping that somehow through him they can get to Hosemaster. I think if Hosemaster posted the piece in the US, the best they could hope for is to tie him... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Riedel Sues the Hosemaster -...

  • Hosemaster is one of the only bloggers I read fairly regularly. He's a ... ... a ... know the libel law in Austria allows truth as a defense - in some countries truth is irrelevant. But if it does, or if they bring suit in some country where truth is a defense, he just has to point to the old marketing literature of Riedel where they suggeste... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Riedel Sues the Hosemaster -...

  • Nice rant D!The other thing to keep in mind is that it truly is possible to ... to ... Chile, South Africa, Austria/Hungary, New York, Michigan, Spain, Argentina, and I'm going to see about Mexico in the near future.The problem is that it can't make great or even good wine in EVERY part of those regions.And I'm 100 pct with you on the trendie... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Unoaked vs Oaked Chardonnay

  • Anton Bauer Pinot Noir 2012


    2013 review. Nice wine for the price with herb notes and berry flavors in the background. Lively tannins that aren't over powering. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity

  • Well, 2005 was a good or great year in many parts of the world so that was a ... ... Pretty good in Germany, Austria, and much of Italy too, as well as CA and WA. So 2005s from Rioja and Ribera del Duero should outlast us.And I've just convinced myself what to open tonigh Read More

    Forum post in the topic German Wine Law

  • Stift Goettweig Gruner Veltliner Gottweiger Berg Kremstal 2013


    Fresh, citrus, stone fruit, pepper, brown spice notes, cream soda. Read More

    Wine review by anchca

  • Malat Gruner Veltliner Gottschele 1owt Kremstal Reserve 2012


    Dirt, spice, sauerkraut, savory qualities, cream soda, heavier than some of the others in the tasting Read More

    Wine review by anchca

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