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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Varietals Produced in Burgenland View all

  • 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

Popular Wineries in Burgenland View all

  • Moric

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

  • Renner Winery

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

  • Haus Marienberg-Mad

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

  • Schloss Halbturn

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

  • Kögl

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

  • Zantho

    The wines from ZANTHO are made in cooperation of Umathum winery and Wolfgang Peck from Winzerkell...

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Burgenland on Snooth

  • Meinklang Pinot Noir 2008

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    Wine review by piig


  • Meinklang Burgenlandrot 2010

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    Wine review by jstepp4036


  • Gsellmann & Hans St. Laurent 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Zweigelt Beerenauslese. Kracher 2008

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    Chocolate rouladebanana, pineaple Read More

    Wine review by Merindadk


  • Zantho St. Laurent 2008

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    You can tell this is from a colder region. It's a little green, with almost no mid pallet. I think it's an ok wine, maybe a little over priced Read More

    Wine review by 1rockiesfan


  • Rosi Schuster Blaufrankish 2009

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    I found this to be a very lively quaff with lots of acid and note of red cherry and raspberry. It drinks very much like a zippy pinot noir. Not a whole lot of balance, however. Read More

    Wine review by Craig Bilodeau


  • Velvet Pittnauer 2007

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    Wine review by dietmarbaurecht


  • St. Margarethen Sankt Laurent 2008

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    IT HAS BEEN SEVERAL YEARS SINCE I HAVE HAD ST LAURENT WHICH I LOVE.WAS JUST ABLE TO OBTAIN AN 08 ST LAURENT ANDIT DID NOT SEEM AS HEAVY AS I REMEMBERED NOR AS COMPLEX BUT I WILL KEEP TRYING! Read More

    Wine review by jas7783


  • Fahrenheit 19 Ice Wine 2009

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    Wine review by amynraleigh


  • Anton Iby Blaufränkisch Classic 2010

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    Wide open on the nose with earthy aromas of barnyard, diesel, dried peach and dried mushroom accenting amarena cherry fruit. Plump and almost sweet on entry, with soft tannins supporting nicely delineated black plum skin and light blackberry fruit. This is juicy and clear; though it lacks some complexity, it does pick up a nice streak of wild he... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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