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

    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...

  • 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...

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

  • Kögl

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

  • Domäne Freie Weingärtner Wachau

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

  • Loimer, Weingut Fred

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

  • Wolfgang

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

  • Domaene Lilienfeld

    One of the oldest wineries in Central Europe, Domaene Lilienfeld produces award-winning Rotgipfle...

  • Moric

    Roland Velich's Moric winery has revolutionized the world of Blaufrankisch wines. A niche wine m...

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Austria on Snooth

  • Johanneshof Reinisch Rotgipfler 2013

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    Clean and light aromas of peach and apricot with hints of elderflower and apple on the nose. This showcases a smooth and rich mouthfeel with melon and lemon fruits coming in on the palate with some nectarine and grapefruit flavors as well and a lightly floral finish of white blossom. To finish this is zesty, refreshing and warm with a perfumed t... Read More

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  • Nittnaus Heideboden Pinot Blanc 2014

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    Simple and fresh herbal yet bready aromas of yeast and pepper with nice peachy floral notes as well. Quite playful. In the mouth this is juicy and more citrus driven, with lemon and grapefruit flavors playing the dominant role in this refreshing glass of wine that is approachable and unpretentious. Read More

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  • Strauss Pinot Blanc Classic 2014

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    Light and perfumed on the nose with hints of rose petal, fresh melon and ripe peach. This has a nice acidity throughout that is austere and elegant while still brightening the fruit. Its nicely tart in the mouth, somewhat fleshy around the middle with more peach flavor around a core of lemon/lime citrus zest and a long, tart finish. Read More

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  • Netzl Weissburgunder 2013

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    Succulent red apple and blossom notes on the nose with hints of peach, apricot and vanilla spice. This is smooth and round in the mouth with tropical fruit notes of banana and lychee, more stone fruit coming through with nectarine and a floral note with some zesty spice. Theres a wooded creaminess of toast on the finish, well integrated and ling... Read More

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  • Rudi Pichler Weissburgunder Smaragd Kollmutz 2014

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    Creamy vanilla, elderflower and apricot notes are full and firm on the nose with a definite spice. Fresh and juicy to start, this imparts full stone fruit flavors of peach, apricot and citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit with a refreshing burst of acidity giving a lot of brightness to the palate with just a hint of almond and biscuit towards th... Read More

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  • Mantlerhof Reisenthal Roter Veltliner 2012

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    Fleshy and soft aromas of peach and apricot with pleasant floral notes coming through as well and just a touch of muted Meyer lemon. In the mouth this is delicate, pleasant and emollient while being round, full and silky, with juicy round red apple and peach notes on entry, delivering nicely candied lemon peel and lime zest through the midpalate... Read More

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  • Gebeshuber Rotgipfler 2013

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    Intriguing notes of fresh clay and chalky lemon on the nose with floral aromas of honeysuckle and some buttery cream notes as well. Tart and bright on entry, this shows plenty of melon and lemon flavors with more intriguing tropical fruit notes of coconut and mango and a spicy vanilla finish that pairs perfectly with the creaminess of the palate... Read More

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  • Stadlmann Rotgipfler Tagelsteiner 2013

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    Gorgeous and floral, this has perfumed rose petal and blossom aromas with waxy pear and red apple fruit and a warm bready note on the nose. In the mouth this continues to be quite perfumed and floral with a thick, rich mouthfeel and more apple and pear notes. There's a wildflower and honeysuckle palate here that finishes spicy and bold with a hi... Read More

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  • Stadlmann Rotgipfler Anninger 2014

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    Pleasantly floral aromas of violet with red apple, passion fruit and banana notes on the inviting nose. Its pleasantly thick and round in the mouth with loads of peach, lemon and grapefruit pitched against a backdrop of zesty acidity. This is quite approachable and easy drinking, definitely a summer sipper with a pleasant depth to it. Read More

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  • Gebeshuber Zierfandler 2013

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    Nicely fruity on the nose with aromas of lemon zest, cream cheese frosting and vanilla cake batter. Smooth and silky mouthfeel with a rich palate of perfumed fleshy peach and green apple with vanilla and honey spice and a stony minerality to tie it all together. Intriguingly, this also touches on a grassy herbed note at times, showing versatilit... Read More

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