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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Niederösterreich View all

  • Weingut Hirsch

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

  • Laurenz V.

    STRICTLY GRÜNER & SHEER DRINKING PLEASURE

  • Rudi Pichler

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

  • Weingut Josef Jamek

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

  • Domäne Freie Weingärtner Wachau

    Domäne Wachau is one of Austria’s most established, yet most innovative wineries. The new team th...

  • Weingut Stadt Krems

    Historically, Weingut Stadt Krems arose from two sources. The first source is the property of the...

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  • Domaine Wachau Terrassen Gruner Veltliner 2011

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    Thai curry vegetablescrystal clear/emerald tonespice, yellow apple, pear, peach, bananaclean md body smooth and round - lusciousmed acidity Read More

    Wine review by Merindadk


  • Schloss Gobelsburg Gruner Veltliner Tradition 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by alexworsnip


  • Loimer Gruner Veltliner Kamptal 2012

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    The 2012 was a star at a recent dinner in Stockholm. Tart, green apple, light limestone/mineral tones and nice acidity. Huge fan. Read More

    Wine review by CageyT


  • Laurenz V Singing Gruner Veltliner Case of 6 Bottles 2010

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    Peach and citrus notes on the nose with some floral notes. Really good balanced complexity on the palate - floral with fruit and very strong (yet soft) tangy citrus notes, great acid. Good length. I thought this wine was much better served at a slightly warmer temperature than I would normally serve these types of crisp whites. It paired well wi... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Karl Lagler Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Burgberg 2011

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    Pops on the nose with an early rush of yeastiness followed by aromas of mineral talc, violet floral notes, light hints of peach and tangerine topped with a light minty note.This enters the mouth with a fair amount of richness and intensity, very round on the palate though with nice mineral/acid cut. There's a lot of peppery flavor here along wit... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Cuvée Bertrand 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by abellenz


  • Hirsch Riesling Gaisberg 2008

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    2006 Read More

    Wine review by Teppo


  • Nigl Grüner Veltliner Freiheit 2008

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    Clear and transparent, golden yellow, very consistent at sight.Very intense at smell, complex with honey aromas and white fruits.Slightly acid, persistent and very equilibrated: despite the high sweetness, it doesn't disturb the taste. Read More

    Wine review by redpoz


  • Gruner Veltliner Eiswein. Schloss Gobelsburg 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Gruner Veltliner Eiswein. Schloss Gobelsburg 2011

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    The nose was intense yet soothing, showing ripe peach, hints of citrus, wet rock and stony minerals. On the palate, it was fresh yet lush, seeming to touch on all of the senses with notes of sweet stone fruits, citrus and inner floral tones. The finish was long, turning slightly tart, tinged with green apple and minerals. (93 points) Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


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