Burgenland Wine

Burgenland is a major wine-producing region located in Austria’s southeast. It is Austria’s warmest region, guaranteeing ideal ripeness year after year. When Austria was a part of the Austro-Hugarian Empire, it was known primarily for its Ausbruch-style dessert wines, which are still made there. The influence of a large, shallow lake called Neusiedlersee creates an ideal environment for botrytis, encouraging the production of these dessert wines.

Today, Burgenland is best-known as Austria’s preeminent producer of quality dry red wines. The local red wines are produced mostly from Blaufrankisch, St-Laurent, and Zweigelt, though international varieties also make an appearance.

Burgenland’s subregions are Mittelburgenland, which produces mostly reds from Blaufrankisch and Zweigelt; Neusiedlersee, which is known for botrytized dessert wines; Neusiedlersee-Hugelland, the home of Ausbruch wines; and Sudburgenland, another region that produces mostly red wines.

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  • 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...

  • St. Laurent

    St. Laurent: is a grape that is full of prounounced dark fruits such as black berries, sour cherries and prune compli...

  • Blaufränkisch

    Blaufränkisch is the most important Austrian red variety to many Austrian vintners despite the fact it is not the mos...

  • Zweigelt

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

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Subregions of Burgenland

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  • Haus Marienberg-Mad

    The family winery MAD – Haus Marienberg is in the wine growing area Neusiedlersee – Hügelland. ...

  • Weingut Werner Duschanek

    fine wine and nice tavern selling homegrown wine guter Wein und netter Heuriger

  • Anton Iby

    The Iby red wine estate has been growing wine in Horitschon since the beginning of the 20th centu...

  • Kögl

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

  • 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...

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Burgenland on Snooth

  • Esterhazy Gruner Veltliner Austria 2016


    not too sweet, not too dry and a bit tart which is unique for an Austrian wine Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Hafner Pree Chaviv Zweigelt Burgenland 2015


    Brooding and smoky aromas of charcoal, blueberry and black cherry. Nice cherry and raspberry flavors with medium acidity, fresh spice and more dark smoke and leather on the lengthy finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Paul Achs Zweigelt Burgenland 2015


    Tart cranberry, cherry and raspberry fruit aromas with moist savory earth notes and a bit of light mushroom. Soft and juicy on entry with lots of red fruit and floral notes, this pushes towards tart cranberry and bold acidity towards the mid palate - this is generous and assertive yet stylish and approachable, finishing with blueberry, strawberr... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Anita and Hans Nittnaus Blauer Zweigelt Burgenland 2015


    Dark, rich and brooding aromas of mineral earth, barnyard and toasted spice, fruit notes of black currant and black cherry, some floral notes and dusty, resinous sawmill aromas. On the palate this is juicy and playful, with medium acidity and notes of plum and cherries, blueberry and cranberry, a floral note alongside baking spice and a pine sap... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Una Sunny Red Zweigelt Burgenland 2015


    Elegant and floral aromas of light wood shavings and perfumed cherry. Palate has potpourri, plum and spice with a rich mouthfeel and lots of floral notes, a hint of zesty acidity, tart cranberry and mixed berry, finishing with streaks of tannin and wooded notes. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Zantho Zweigelt Burgenland 2016


    Earthy, dry and floral with hints of molasses and nicely integrated spice on the nose. This is approachable and pleasant with tart red fruit notes of cranberry, sour cherry and raspberry, a touch of licorice root, mineral earthiness, warm heat and plum skin, finishing with chewy tannins and a bit of varietal tarriness. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Erich Sattler Zweigelt Burgenland 2015


    Creamy aromas are intriguing on the palate with a bit of dark chocolate and tarry earth, a bit of blueberry and black currant. Strong flavors of cranberry and sour cherry with fresh acidity livening the palate, this is a spicy and bold wine with lots of varietal character - smoked berry, cherry and warm moist earth. Overdelivers on zesty, refres... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Umathum Zweigelt Classic Burgenland 2015


    Burnt tar and mineral aromas with pleasant spice and red fruit notes of cranberry and dark plum. Thin, juicy and raw with notes of cranberry and raspberry and a tart finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Helmut Gangl Zweigelt Reserve Burgenland 2013


    Deep, rich and hot, this has creamy vanilla oak aromas, dark toast and heat with baking spice and graphite alongside fresh red and black fruit. This carries some varietal character on the palate accompanied by oaked creaminess and classic cranberry and cherry fruit, baking spice and chewy tannins. The smooth start here is somewhat offset by grai... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Heinrich Zweigelt Burgenland 2015


    Smoky and tarry aromas with rich, candied cherry, cranberry and red currant fruit, pleasant spice and hints of fresh flower. This is clean and fresh tasting with more tarry earthiness, light red fruit notes of cherry and cranberry, creamy tannins, a hint of blueberry and a tart finish of plum skin and mineral earth. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Some great publicity for blaufränkisch wines in the New York Times today: http://thepour.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/15/blaufrankisch-reveals-itself/

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