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

  • Blaufränkisch

    This variety is really beginning to come into its own. Austrians have only recently realized what great potential red...

  • Zweigelt

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

  • 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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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

  • Weingut Stadt Krems

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

  • Weingut Willi Opitz

    In the past years we were able to receive a lot of success with our wines all over the world. Man...

  • Weingut Hajszan

    At the beginning of 2002 there was a vision: The production of excellent vines. Only a few varie...

  • Loimer, Weingut Fred

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

  • Renner Winery

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

  • Esterhazy Wein

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

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Austria on Snooth

  • Nigl Grüner Veltliner Freiheit 2008

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    Clear and transparent, golden yellow, very consistent at sight.Very intense at smell, complex with honey aromas and white fruits.Slightly acid, persistent and very equilibrated: despite the high sweetness, it doesn't disturb the taste. Read More

    Wine review by redpoz


  • Anton Bauer 2009

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    inexpensive champagne like white winetami liked itgrapefruit notessoft finish Read More

    Wine review by tklook585


  • Schloss Gobelsburg Gruner Veltliner Steinsetz 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Schloss Gobelsburg Gruner Veltliner Steinsetz 2011

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    The nose was intense yet soothing, showing ripe peach, hints of citrus, wet rock and stony minerals. On the palate, it was fresh yet lush, seeming to touch on all of the senses with notes of sweet stone fruits, citrus and inner floral tones. The finish was long, turning slightly tart, tinged with green apple and minerals. (93 points) Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Weingut Stadt Krems Grüner Veltliner Steinfeld 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • I'm Paolo Demagistris, a wine enthusiast, heir with no grapes of a Barolo ... have similar to Germany and Austria. Beautiful but not for me. In my region Piemonte I love my grand  fathers stuff, old style - no barrique. And Valle d'Aosta is my spielraum.Regar Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Fred Loimer Riesling Lenz Kamptal Austria 2011

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    Mineral and floral on the nose, with a faint wash of blue flowers that yields to an almost gooseberry like fruit over slightly musky base notes. This is a ripe yet tense wine that hits the palate with a smack of minerality that defines the wine. There are nice framing notes of clear apple skin and citrus pith fruit, but the rocks take center sta... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Weingut Markus Huber Grüner Veltliner Hugo 2011

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    Very good. Drinking by the glass, but would by by bottle. Worth it! Read More

    Wine review by debbiebury


  • Peter Schandl Blaufrankisch 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Americo Valdes


  • Velvet Pittnauer 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by dietmarbaurecht


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