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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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...

  • 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

  • Zantho

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

  • Weingut Allram

    After having split the parental winery in 1992 between sister Birgit and Michaela Haas, she is in...

  • Martinshof

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

  • Renner Winery

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

  • Lachini Vineyards

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

  • Wieninger

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

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Austria on Snooth

  • Frank Family Rouge Sparkling 2002


    Refreshing and light, with hints of strawberry and cranberry. Read More

    Wine review by novicesnob

  • Weingut Knoll Riesling Auslese 2000


    6 btg interest me n° of this Fatemi wine to know like acquiring it Read More

    Wine review by Pacchiarotti

  • Weingut Knoll Riesling Auslese 1999


    Mi interessano n° 6 btg di questo vino Fatemi sapere come acquistarlo 6 btg interest me n° of this Fatemi wine to know like acquiring it Read More

    Wine review by Pacchiarotti

  • Fred Loimer Grüner Veltliner Langenlois Lois 2007


    This is a great producer. High quality at a great price point. This wine is refreshing before a meal or with a nice ceviche. Read More

    Wine review by thewineattic

  • Zantho Zweigelt 2006


    This packs in a ton of crisp red fruit on a lean lithe frame that makes it perfect for summer picnics. The flavors tend to the cranberry and wild cherry end of the spectrum with mouthwatering acidity, just a whisper of tannin and hints of pepper and dried flowers. 88pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Fred Loimer Grüner Veltliner Langenlois Lois 2007


    This is so simple yet with a lightness to the green apple and lime zest fruit that is almost irresistible. Its got a bit of body to it so while its super refreshing it can work well at the dinner table, or lunch table for that matter. Try it with simple grilled shrimp or fried white fish. 86pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Solomon Undhof Kogl 06 Gruner Veltliner 2006


    didn't like finish at first, but it grew on me Read More

    Wine review by pagervino

  • Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling Gaisberg 2008


    I felt the 2006 and 2007 vintages had overbearing acidity compared to earlier vintages (although the 2006 is drinking well now in 2009), the 2008 seems to have a touch more botrytis and is back to the classic earlier style of the wines. Lovely sweetness with mandarin/grapefruit/lime marmalade flavours, well balanced with crisp acidity. It is a... Read More

    Wine review by sharkomarko

  • Berger Gruner Veltliner 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by flammifera

  • Laurenz V Friendly Veltliner NV


    The Singing Grüner Veltliner was a clear lemony yellow. The wine had fresh, wet stone aromas that were followed by hints of green apples and green grapes. In the mouth, the wine had very minerally flavors, with only a touch of fruitinesssome apricots, along with the green apples and green grapes I found on the nose. A crisp acidity played well... Read More

    Wine review by Alleigh

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