Niederösterreich Wine

The Niederösterreich region of Austria (meaning lower Austria) is the country's largest wine-growing area, including eight specific wine growing regions. The regions include: Wachau, Carnuntum, Kremstal DAC, Kamptal DAC , Thermenregion, Wagram, Traisental DAC, and Weinvertel DAC. The region has three major climactic zones: The Weinvertel, the region along the Danube river with adjoining valleys west of Vienna and a warmer, Pannonian climate in the south-east of the Niederösterreich. Gruener Veltliner is the most widely grown grape of the region accounting for 44% of the area's production, but Riesling, Roter Veltliner and other white varietals are very prominent here as well. Red varieties such as Pinot Noir, Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch are more popular in the areas closest to Burgenland such as Carnuntum. – Description from Constance Chamberlain

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Varietals Produced in Niederösterreich View all

  • 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...

  • 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 Niederösterreich

  • Carnuntum

    Although Carnuntum is a lesser known wine region of Austria, there is a plethora of quality wine ...

  • Kamptal

    Named after the river Kamp, Kamptal is an important wine-producing sub-region in Austria’s Nied...

  • Kremstal

    Kremstal’s winemaking areas can be found in the town of Krems, in communities to the East of the ...

  • Thermenregion

    he Thermenregion consists of 42 winemaking communities and 700 winegrowers, currently planted on ...

  • Traisental

    The Traisental region of Austria is found in the Niederösterreich section of Austria. Named a DAC...

  • Wachau

    The Wachau is a wine-producing sub-region located in the far west of Austria’s Niederosterreich...

  • Weinviertel

    Responsible for 33% of Austria's vineyard area, the Weinviertel is one of Austria's most recogniz...

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  • Weingut Josef Jamek

    Embedded in the romantic landscape of the Wachau region and right next to the Danube, the classic...

  • Nikolaihof

    Nikolaihof is the oldest wine estate in Austria, whose history goes back almost 2000 years to ...

  • Weingut Brundlmayer

    Weingut Bründlmayer is situated in Langenlois, some 70 km north-west of Vienna, upstream along th...

  • Rudi Pichler

    Our family has been involved with viticulture in the Wachau for many generations. The main buildi...

  • Weingut Leo Alzinger

    For centuries, the conditions in and around Loiben have been ideal for producing superb wines, in...

  • Weingut Hirsch

    Johannes Hirsch. Kamptal Vintner with Vision and Perseverance 721 rolls of a wild boar is eviden...

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