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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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...

  • St. Laurent

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

  • Grüner Veltliner

    Grüner Veltliner (spelled Gruener when the umlaut is not present and also known as Weissgipfler, Manhardsrebe Grüner...

Subregions of Burgenland

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  • Moric

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

  • Umathum

    The name Umathum is Frankish in origin. The Umathums first settled in the region of Lake Neusiedl...

  • K+K Kirnbauer

    "The less you move the wine, the more it will reward you" - You will get powerful, yet supple win...

  • Anton Iby

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

  • Schloss Halbturn

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

  • Weingut Willi Opitz

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

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Burgenland on Snooth

  • Steindorfer Apetlon Rouge 2010

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    Very interesting Austrian red blend of Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch and Saint Laurent. A medium to light bodied red with a touch of smoke on the nose and palate, dark red cherries, rhubarb, dusty fine grained tannin and some nice acidity on the back end. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Meinklang Prosa Frizzante Rose 2012

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    Nose of strawberry, raspberry, and black cherry. Juicy and plush mouthfeel. A little sweet on the finish, but pleasantly so. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Gunter Regina Triebaumer Rust Ruster Ausbruch Welschriesling 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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. ... ... volcanos. Sopron 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 cheape... Read More

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  • 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


  • Leo Hillinger Blaufränkisch 2010

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    Fairly light weight Austrian red from the blaufrankisch grape. Medium to dark purple, red berries, bright cherries and some decent acidity. This leans more on the acidity and less on the fruit similar to an inexpensive pinot. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Opus Eximium No. 22 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by DirkW


  • Leo Hillinger Red Blend Small Hill Red 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by Marin Danicic


  • Umathum St. Laurent Vom Stein 2002

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    Rich and satisfying. An interesting alternative to the usual varietals. Read More

    Wine review by BrooklynB


  • 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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