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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  • Blaufränkisch

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

  • Zweigelt

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

  • St. Laurent

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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Kögl

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

  • K+K Kirnbauer

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

  • Weingut Leo Hillinger

    Cellar The cellar technique equipment of the production site in Jois, completed in 2004, ranks ...

  • 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...

  • Weingut Werner Duschanek

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

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Burgenland on Snooth

  • 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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    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


  • The dilemma is store in Chicago has a 2000 Welschriesling TBA No. 4, Zwischen ... Cuvee Beerenauslese 2006, Burgenland, Austria.  Not as fun, but hey at half the price I could buy two, drink one now the save the other for a decade.  Which way do I g Read More

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  • Artisan Wines Welschriesling Pure 2013

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    Wine review by 81732Franz Schneider 81732 Franz Schneider


  • Artisan Wines Halbturn White Chardonnay 2011

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    Wine review by 81732Franz Schneider 81732 Franz Schneider


  • Blaufränkisch Marienthal 2009

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    Wine review by dogomash


  • Blaufränkisch Marienthal 2009

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    Wine review by dogomash


  • 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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