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

  • Zweigelt

    History of the grape:  Zweigelt was created in 1922 by Fritz Zweigelt at the Institute of Viticulture and Pomology in...

  • Blaufränkisch

    This variety is really beginning to come into its own. Austrians have only recently realized what great potential red...

  • 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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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

  • Loimer, Weingut Fred

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

  • Weingut Willi Opitz

    In the past years we were able to receive a lot of success with our wines all over the world. Man...

  • Moric

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

  • Lachini Vineyards

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

  • Renner Winery

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

  • Martinshof

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

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Austria on Snooth

  • "Pork = Pinot"Not with that sauce. Maybe some blowsy CA pinot, but ... cook that dish natively in Austria? Always a good indicator. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine pairing recommendation


  • Ecker Roter Veltliner 2012

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    18.99--> 14.98 @ Astor Read More

    Wine review by mariel1112


  • Artner Rose Carnuntum Austria 2013

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    Fairly neutral on the nose with small aromas of talc, raspberries, and carnations. Bright and super juicy in the mouth with lovely nuanced flavors of watermelon and raspberries, this is a playful rose, small scaled and superbly refreshing. Theres a little fleshiness that tries to emerge on the backend, along with a hint of orange oil, but the ac... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Well, he's also making wine in Brooklyn, which is where I am now. So if the ... I tasted through a few from Austria and Italy. Out of a few dozen there was a really great Taurasi, I mean really good but they don't have an importer, a pretty good Brunello, and from Austria some nice blends of Zweigelt and St. Laurent. None imported.Why do I brin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic LA wines, SD vines, London...


  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to ... ... an extensive tasting of Austrian wines and three days of visits to vineyards and wineries. Austrian white wines have influenced, even guided, some of my winemaking since 2005, and I have craved the opportunity to visit the wineries and learn from the winemake... Read More

    Forum post in the topic LA wines, SD vines, London...


  • Weingut Elfenhof Blaufrankisch Spatlese Burgerland Austria 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Tokaj is in the Zemplén mountains, which abut the Carpathians. ... is ... is close to Burgenland in Austria. It's more hilly than mountainous but it's at the foothills of the Alps and again, the best vineyards are on the hills. Hungary overall is basically a bowl-shape - a flat plain surrounded by mountains all around. The cheapest wine comes ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic So, Have You Heard of This?


  • Hugl Gruner Veltliner 2012

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    Delicious wet mouth with a bright, crisp taste. Balanced mineral with a European dry finish. 1 liter bottle adds to the value. Big recommendation with appetizers and small bites. You can't go wrong. Read More

    Wine review by Luke the Cowboy Star


  • Leo Hillinger Zweigelt 2011

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    First impression was of a low quality cab franc or gamay, somewhat musty, gamey and perfumey. However, this wine changed with a bit of air and some food to go with it. Now there's some southern Rhone GSM quality, light tannin, plum and dark cherry. Decent acidity and a bit of that gaminess still present but more in the background. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Karl, can you go into more detail about what you drink (or want to drink) from ... ... France, northern Italy, Austria or southern Germany (more or less in that order of incidence).Specifics on good finds in those other areas are always welcome, too.  ;-)Cheer Read More

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