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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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • Wieninger

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

  • Schloss Halbturn

    SCHLOSS HALBTURN, the most important Baroque building in the Burgenland which once served as a hu...

  • Zantho

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

  • Kögl

    Prlekija, the land between the rivers Mura and Drava, is a colorful world of terraced vineyards, ...

  • Wolfgang

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

  • Loimer, Weingut Fred

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

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Austria on Snooth

  • Queen Esther Shiraz/Syrah Kosher 2003


    Opens with a light earthy nose. This is a lean, acidic and clean syrah - totally unlike the standard new world stuff, and also very different from French syrah. Red cherries and leather with some licorice dominate - its got a very tart finish and is quite earthy. Far too lean and acidic for me. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Wolfgang Vineyards Gruner Veltliner Gru-Vee 2006


    A really nice, complex and mineral nose. Good acidity - peaches and very mineral. Held up well over time, and was good even on the second night. Served with salmon and couscous. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Stadlmann Zierfandler Mandel-Höh 2006


    A really one of a kind and rare variety native to Austria's Thermenregion...Stadlmann is a top-end producer, but these wines are still bargains. Here's my review and article on Stadlmann+the Thermenregion ... Read More

    Wine review by enotheque

  • Prager Riesling Smaragd Achleiten 2007


    I tasted this wine at Masa's in San Francisco.Big thanks to the sommelier, who, I must say, is a master.I am sure at least half a star of this restaurant is his. The wine has a very good balance, both mineral and fruity, with and excellent sense of equilibrium and a nice finish. You can almost feel the grapes crushing in your mouth, yet this fru... Read More

    Wine review by nrolland

  • Moric Blaufränkisch 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by sfquixote

  • Jacobs Creek Cab. Jacobs Creek Cab NV


    No written review

    Wine review by selzer

  • Barons de Rothschild Legende R 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by rkyte

  • Johann Heinrich Red Blend Deutschkreuz Terra O 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by tomtom72

  • Ernst Triebaumer Blaufränkisch Rust 2004


    fruity, red berries, extremely spicy, still purple hue, soft tannins but very good structure and length. Read More

    Wine review by Franz Schneider

  • Ecker Grüner Veltliner Wagram 2010


    Very light "slim" with an easy finish. Good with light foods like fish or poultry. 1L bottle is also nice enough to drink by itself. Slightly dry on the back end, but no pucker. Read More

    Wine review by HB Carter

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