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

  • Zweigelt

    History of the grape:  Zweigelt was created in 1922 by Fritz Zweigelt at the Institute of Viticulture and Pomology in...

  • Grüner Veltliner

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

  • 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...

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...

  • 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...

  • Wieninger

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

  • Wolfgang

    Wolfgang's Gru-Vee wines showcase remarkable examples of Austria's heralded Gruner Veltliner grap...

  • Weingut Stadt Krems

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

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Austria on Snooth

  • Welcome, Karl! Can you tell us about wines you're drinking and liking from ... Portugal, Switzerland and Austria. Of course your special preferences from those regions where they use a lot of pinot noir, nebbiolo, merlot and cabernet franc should also be interestin Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Hi together!I am a passionate wine lover since 1982, having tasted a lot of ... ... Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Special prefernces: Burgundy, Piemont, Pomerol.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • NG and Jon - I think you've tried the wrong Syrah. It's far more ... ... are a few from Australia, Austria, Italy and elsewhere, but mostly it's grown only in some pockets of CA, although even there, as you point out, it can come in different styles.Syrah more so, maybe only because it's more widely grown. Syrah is much more of a chameleon tha... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is it time for the Tasting of...


  • I was thinking more that it's time for a professional like Spurrier to take ... let's not forget that Austria and Hungary both produce excellent Syrah in several areas. And let's not forget Italy, which can pretty much produce good wine from any grape.It's truly one of my favorite grapes, may even be my fave, but the N. Rhone is a small place i... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is it time for the Tasting of...


  • Hey Aura,I am actually now the newest Snoothling I think (my term, so ... is the Gruner Veltliner from Austria.  Totally native to Austria, it's another great crisp white with a great mineral and floral thing to it.  Perfect on a hot day, or with appetizers.You may also like a Sauvignon Blank from New Zealand.  Get one from Marlborough region i... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Opus Eximium No. 22 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by DirkW


  • I lived 2 years in Zurich and a summer in Siena. There was another 3 months ... ... Italy, Spain, Languedoc, Austria when I can find them and German rieslings. Oregon PN and most any wine from WA.I do a fair mount of baking and love making brioche, croissants, Danish pastries, and, yes, special holiday yeast bread Read More

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  • Gessellmann Blaufrankisch Creitzer 2003

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    Drank this last week and the biggest surprise of all was how well this wine is still drinking. The brickish tint of this red definitely showed some age, but there was still a great blend of fruit and savoury notes. Moderate length. (A new variety for us....it made a very full and intense wine, we both thought it seemed like a "bigger" version of... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Ecker Zweigelt 2012

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    Wine review by jeffmacintyre


  • Leo Hillinger Red Blend Small Hill Red 2007

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    Wine review by Marin Danicic


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