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

  • Grüner Veltliner

    Grüner Veltliner (spelled Gruener when the umlaut is not present and also known as Weissgipfler, Manhardsrebe Grüner...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

  • Laurenz V.


  • Weingut Josef Jamek

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

  • Domaene Lilienfeld

    One of the oldest wineries in Central Europe, Domaene Lilienfeld produces award-winning Rotgipfle...

  • Martinshof

    “Innovation, stubbornness and a little bit of madness” - So self describes himself Michael Martin...

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  • Gruner Veltliner Eiswein. Schloss Gobelsburg 2011


    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

  • Weingut Stadt Krems Grüner Veltliner Steinfeld 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • Fred Loimer Riesling Lenz Kamptal Austria 2011


    Mineral and floral on the nose, with a faint wash of blue flowers that yields to an almost gooseberry like fruit over slightly musky base notes. This is a ripe yet tense wine that hits the palate with a smack of minerality that defines the wine. There are nice framing notes of clear apple skin and citrus pith fruit, but the rocks take center sta... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Huber Winery Hugo Gruner Veltliner 2011


    Very good. Drinking by the glass, but would by by bottle. Worth it! Read More

    Wine review by debbiebury

  • Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling Alte Reben 2007


    A little patience, damn it!Do not rely on the lightness of this wine at the opening. It took over 24 hours to grasp the full potential and it has not waned in the following days. Guarantee of infanticide. Concentration and sweetness are balanced by nervousness. Read More

    Wine review by cyril

  • Fred Loimer Riesling Lenz Kamptal Austria 2011


    Burnt popcorn aromas with citrus notes. Bright balanced acidity with subtle lemon lime. Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig

  • Grooner Vetliner 2010


    Very interesting..definitely vegetable in nature. Tart green apple, icy citrus, cabbage, touch of mineral, touch of tropical fruit, white pepper, moderate alcohol, I don't exactly like it, but I know this is food friendly and with the right match I don't doubt this could be great. Read More

    Wine review by benjamindehoog

  • Weingut Hermann Moser Gruner Veltliner Karmeliteberg 2011


    Sea air and light fruit on the nose as well as light spice notes and lots of minerality. Crisp and balanced, medium bodied and nice. Flavors of quince, apple, pear and mineral. Long and nice finish.89 pts. Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Weingut Pfaffl Austrian Cherry 2011


    Tight but clean on the nose with subtle dried herb notes early on, followed by black fruit, gravel and cinnamon. The wine enters the mouth showing very little fruit but lots of acid, though it does broaden in the mouth, gaining a certain level of richness. There are some fairly significant tannins here, soft but abundant, and lovely hints of vio... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Grüner Veltliner Kremstal Exclusiv Frauengrund 2010


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    Wine review by burnhard1

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