Vienna Wine

Vienna (Wien) is both the capital of and a very important winemaking region within Austria. Although best known for the white grapes Gruener Veltliner, Riesling, Weiβburgunder (Pinot Blanc), Chardonnay, several quality reds can also be found in city limits of Vienna. Vienna’s winemaking tradition is as old as the city itself first documented in 1132 and in the late Middle ages. Historically, vines were grown throughout the city, knowing now boundaries. Today, winegrowing areas are generally on the outskirts bordering the city of Krems, situated along the Danube and the Thermenregion. Still, Vienna remains the only metropolis with significant wine cultivation within city limits. There are over 630 wine producers and 180 Heurigen* located in Vienna to date. In the northern portion of the city, along the Danube grapes belonging to the Pinot family are prominent, but travel to the west and Chardonnay, Riesling and Weiβburgunder dominate due to the rich limestone soils. Southern Vienna is known for black, earthy soils which produce strong flavored whites and opulent red cuvees. The top growing area within Vienna is Nussberg. Located on a steep slope, Nussberg is known for extraordinary Riesling Read more »

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Stefan Hajszan Gmbh

    With the Winery and Wine restaurant the family Hajszan offers their guests a very special place t...

  • Mayer am Pfarrplatz

    As old as the history of Vienna itself is the history of its wine. In the Third Century A.D., the...

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  • Gruner Veltliner Herrenholz 2011


    Soft aromas, minerality, with spice and green apple, stony soils contribute to the wine's character, high acid. Read More

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  • Vienna Hills Gruner Veltliner 2011


    White pepper and green apple on the nose, stone fruits and apple on the palate. strong minerality, nice acidity. pleasant Read More

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  • Hajszan Grüner Veltliner Nussberg 2010


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  • Barons de Rothschild Legende R 2005


    Absolute staple of mine. Balanced, smooth, great finish. Read More

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  • Zahel Antares Grand Reserve 2007


    A light layer of lightly toasty oak greets the nose followed by soft notes, a warm cherry, rose petals, wintermint and a touch of antiseptic chalkiness with a real chocolate Necco wafer element. That lightly minty choco tone is the first thing you get in the mouth as well, followed by a nice depth of black fruits with a touch of black olive and ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Rotes Haus Classic Gemischter Satz 2008


    Winemaker's notes: Ripe with powerful floral tones and rich minerals, this ... ... and Weissburgunder is one of Viennas best offering Read More

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  • I am going to be in Vienna for 10 days at the end of June and wondered whether anyone could recommend some wine bars or restaurants with a particularly good wine list. I would love to learn more about Austrian wine while I am there, since not so much is readily available here in the States. Thanks. Read More

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