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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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

  • Weingut Hauser Welschriesling 2008


    An oily chemical nose, very viscous. Slightly chalky, particularly on the finish. Notes of quince, with a tart crisp finish. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Weingut Hauser Poysecco NV


    Rich, softly sweet floral nose. Highly perfumed with strong acids giving the wine notes of limes which then finishes on a slightly chalky finish. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Martinshof Veltliner Friends (DAC) 2008


    Nose of green vegetables and limes. Another very oily Austrian wine. Finishes on a nice nuttiness with some gooseberries. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Martinshof Friends Brut (CH,PN) 2007


    A white wine, but with a much meatier, richer, nose than expected - strawberries on the nose. Very soft, with firm acids, however, there's some sugar to soften it. Finishes on soft red fruits and delicate yeast. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Martinshof "Muss" NV


    Toxic, green grappa with eucalyptus and extreme medicinal flavors Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Martinshof "Klapper" Pn Barrique Aged NV


    Nice aromatics - licorice on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Weingut Christ White Blend Wiener Gemischter Satz 2008


    Almonds on the nose, this is a very crisp, mineral white. There's a flinty edge to it - high acids. Very nice. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Weingut Christ Gelber Muskateller 2008


    Intense peach and lychee and mangos on the nose. This wine displays lots of acidity - even to a prickle. Nice and oily, with a touch of spice, however, generally its a clean, crisp wine with a nutty finish. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Günter Triebaumer Sauvignon Blanc Rust 2006


    Color is a clear pale yellow with greenish hues. Hints of fresh melon and fresh cut grass, mix with subtle aromas of grapefruit. Very crisp on the palate, with a hearty helping of acidity. Lots of lemon and lime characteristics are laced around a vibrant mineral core. It can wear on the palate after a while and starts to beg for food. It wou... Read More

    Wine review by davidrey

  • April 2009 New York, NY The Austrian Wines - darcy and huber selections - are launching the official LifeBall Wine on April 21 in New York City. On the occasion of the long-lasting collaboration of Michael Martin with Gery Keszler and the LifeBall Team, the idea was brought to life to create a wine especially for the LifeBall 2008.As a conseque... Read More

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