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

    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...

  • 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...

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  • Haus Marienberg-Mad

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

  • Weingut Willi Opitz

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

  • Anton Iby

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

  • Renner Winery

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

  • Umathum

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

  • Weingut Kollwentz

    Vines were grown on the southerly slopes of the Leithagebirge already by the Celts. From that tim...

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Burgenland on Snooth

  • De la Rosa Lev St. Laurent Burgenland 2015


    Whole wheat toast, bold cherries and strawberry notes and an earthiness here on the nose. On the palate this is cool, tart and fresh with cranberry, cherry and strawberry fruit, zesty acidity and a clean palate of refreshing earthiness, finishing on the dry side with pleasant spice and a long length streaked with texture and bold fruit. Read More

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  • Steindorfer St. Laurent Reserve Burgenland 2014


    Pronounced campfire aromas with notes of freshly fertilized farmland and dark black currant. Brings a load more fruit on the palate, mostly dried raisin and dark blackberry, notes present but mostly overshadowed by toasted leather and charred oak notes, full spice and sharp acidity cutting through on the finish, leaving a dull smoldering heat. Read More

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  • Pittnauer St. Laurent Dorflagen 2015


    A bit restrained with cayenne spice and ripe plum and red currant fruit on the nose. Crisp cranberry, red currant and cherry fruit on the palate with loads of acidity and chewy tannins, turning a bit green towards the finish with a pepper and herb note, some black pepper and a bit of licorice. Read More

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  • Anita and Hans Nittnaus Tannenberg Blaufränkisch Burgenland 2012


    Creamy vanilla and allspice aromas on the nose with fresh cherry, black currant and plum fruit, a hint of minerality and some earthy notes that nod towards a bit of mushroom. Quite fruity on entry to the palate, mostly black cherry, black currant and blackberry fruit with a geyser of acidity and tannin towards the mid palate that releases with a... Read More

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  • Wachter Wiesler Blaufränkisch Südbergenland 2014


    Deeply fruited, almost syrupy notes of plum and black currant jam with spicy ground black pepper and thick tarry smoke. Tart, quite acidic and full of zesty cherry and mixed berry fruit flavors on the palate, quite drying on the mid palate with loads of earth, dark spice, concentrated black currant fruit and freshly tapped young sassafras root. Read More

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  • Wachter-Wiesler Blaufrankisch Eisenberg Bela-Joska 2013


    Intriguing savory spice, notes of beef bouillon and floral violets on the nose with fresh cherry and soft earth. Ripe, fresh and medium-full bodied on the palate, presenting up front with loads of berry and cherry fruit, but tightly wound at first, this unravels towards the finish, releasing waves of tannins and tart acidity with an herbal oakin... Read More

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  • Heinrich Blaufränkisch Burgenland 2015


    Floral, mixed berry aromas with a clean, light and fresh cherry note. Crisp and clean on entry, this brings cherry, cranberry and red currant fruit with a smooth and medium-light body, hints of tarry earth and a savory spice on the finish with more sticky, smoky cranberry. Read More

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  • Anita and Hans Nittnaus Eastside Blaufränkisch Burgenland 2015


    Pungent, dusty floral notes of violet and ripe cherry blossom with a hint of raspberry and brown sugar. Tart, earthy and acidic on the palate with fresh cranberry and cherry fruit, drying tannins streaking through the center with a perfumed character throughout and a nudge of cherry compote and coffee cake crumble on the drying finish. Read More

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  • Kracher Scheurebe Tba #3 Zwischen Den Seen 2012


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    Wine review by Russ85

  • Jist for THOI is searched through about 600 wines from Germany (Many of them ... St. Laurent Burgenland - The Stiegelmar family has been making wine in the town of Gols since 1571. Patriarch Georg was named 'Winemaker of the Year' at the 1995 International Wine and Spirit Competition in London, and son Axel interned at Robert Mondavi Winery in ... Read More

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