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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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 Allram

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

  • Schloss Halbturn

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

  • Kögl

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

  • Queen Esther

    The Julius Hafner Winery is located in the quaint town of Moenchhof, approx. 50 km (35 miles) fro...

  • Martinshof

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

  • 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

  • Kracher Scheurebe Tba #3 Zwischen Den Seen 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by Russ85

  • "You think that by being a locavore you are also being a tree ... of ... of France and Germany and Austria and Hungary that got cut down within the last few hundred years, in some cases fairly recently.Gutenberg and the Reformation were not anything to impede that. Needed more fullblown democracy, the post-Industrial Rev morass, Luddite tradit... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • Franz Etz Grunner Veltliner


    This is refreshing and mouthwatering. Green apple, lemongrass, stone fruit and great acidity. Very pleasant for a hot day. Paul 87 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Hey guys - I've rather busy as you know.  The NWC Italian Night and we ... Fran Etz Gruner Veltliner Austria2013 Tomaresca "Neprica" IGT Puglia (3)2013 Banfi "Centine" IGT Toscana (3)2013 Frattoria Del Cerra Marema IGT Toscana (3)2013 Cambiata Dornfelder (2) DessertNV Fonseca "Bin 27" Port (2) Dessert2012 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvig... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...

  • That's all fine and welcome to the site! There are many fine wines that you ... Africa, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, New York, Washington, California, and elsewhere. And the good news is that they're usually on the less expensive side, even for the good ones. It could be a fun little projec Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • Absolutely you said it, and I have rarely laughed so hard.Just got the email ... two Gruners, neither from Austria (Edna Valley and Hungary), a couple Vinho Verdes, including one I had to make a new CT entry for, and even a Mencia from Bierzo, nothing more than $18, lots of them waay less.  And I splurged for a CUNE Reserva.  All of which is w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • Huber Gruner Veltiner Hugo 2013


    Binny's 5/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Jist for THOI is searched through about 600 wines from Germany (Many of them ... ... were a few Zweigelt from Austria - which is a varietal I find interesting and represents a different wine exoerience.  There were ZERO from Mosel.However, if I may deviate just a tad here, the following is one that I've 3 vintages of and like:Juris "Selection"... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Searching for Mosel Reds

  • I made way too much chili a few weeks ago and have been eating it since. It has ... ... a Zweigelt rosado from Austria, and I don't remember what else. Something white.I am sure the beers would be OK. I just don't drink the Read More

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  • Wagram Roter Veltliner 2013


    Austere, stony and lemony on the nose with excellent minerality and notes of pear and green apple. Immediately zesty and spicy on entry with bracingly refreshing acidity and full peach and nectarine notes, hints of golden berries and grapefruit and a finish with some pleasant butter and cream to mellow out the spice and zest that the palate brin... Read More

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