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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Domäne Freie Weingärtner Wachau

    Domäne Wachau is one of Austria’s most established, yet most innovative wineries. The new team th...

  • Queen Esther

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

  • Esterhazy Wein

    Producer of White Wine, Red Wine, Sweet wine, Sparkling, Spirits and Delicatesses

  • Lachini Vineyards

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

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Austria on Snooth

  • Blaufränkisch Marienthal 2009

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    Wine review by dogomash


  • Blaufränkisch Marienthal 2009

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    Wine review by dogomash


  • Meinklang Pinot Noir 2008

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    Wine review by piig


  • Jon - you sure it wasn't Thummerer? I know them. Don't know the other.I ... ... That's also grown in Austria, but don't forget that what we call Austria today and Hungary today are tiny pieces of the former empire.So Kékfrankos isn't considered indigenous, even though it's been there for a long time, because it seems to have been introduced by ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hungarian Pinot Noir good for...


  • Italy has a huge number of "native" grape varieties, mostly because ... ... from the area ceded by Austria at the end of WW I, Alto Adige (aka Sudtirol).BTW, two new favorite Italian wines:  2009 Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva, good now and going to get better and only $20 in the US; 2009 Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico, which is a sol... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italian grape varieties


  • Meinklang Burgenlandrot 2010

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    Wine review by jstepp4036


  • Loimer Gruner Veltliner Kamptal 2012

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    Wine review by Elizcc8


  • Winzer Krems Gruner Veltliner 2011

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    Not much to this Austrian Gruner Veltliner. A bit of lemon cream, subtle touch of citrus but not much else. None of the floral notes or stone fruit one would expect, fairly flat. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Schloss Gobelsburg Rose Gobelsburger 2012

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    Wine review by wurdgirl


  • Pollak Vineyads Meritage 2005

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    Wine review by sfquixote


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