Traisental Wine

The Traisental region of Austria is found in the Niederösterreich section of Austria. Named a DAC in 2006 classifying its Gruener Veltliner and Riesling wines, the Traisental is known for white wines with "backbone and finesse." Despite this classification, the Traisental is one of Austria's smallest wine growing regions covering only 790 hectares with vine. Over 60% of the vines found in the Traisental are Gruener Veltliner, covering more surface area per region than any other in Austria; Riesling is the second most widely grown variety. The full body, minerality and pronounced character of the Traisental's wines is attributed to the calcerous gravel soils. Vines are grown on narrow trellises work to accentuate the influence of the Panonian climate found in the Traisental. Throughout the region, Buschenschanken wine taverns, also know as Heurgien, are still found offering locals and visitors a chance to experience history first hand. These taverns serve local wines from large barrels that is paired Read more »

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  • Grüner Veltliner

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

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Zweigelt

    History of the grape:  Zweigelt was created in 1922 by Fritz Zweigelt at the Institute of Viticulture and Pomology in...

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