Grüner Veltliner

Grüner Veltliner (spelled Gruener when the umlaut is not present and also known as Weissgipfler, Manhardsrebe Grüner Muskateller) is the most widely planted grape in Austria, making up for 1/3 of the country's wine production. Although the exact origins of the grape are unknown, records of its existence date as far back as Roman times. One parent is known to be Traminer, the other remains unknown. Gruener Veltiner is indigenous to Austria, though it is now being grown throughout the world including New Zealand and Oregon. Although Gruener Veltliner is grown throughout the country, it is predominantly known from the Wachau, Kamptal, Kremstal, Weinvertel and Wagram regions. Gruener Veltliner is extremely susceptible to its terroir taking on the soil and climate characteristics of each region dramatically. For example, Gruener from the Kamptal is often recognized as a more mineral style whilst Gruener from the Wachau is much more serious and acidic. Typically, Gruener Veltliner is recognized as Read more »

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Based in North Carolina, I'm a wine instructor at The Chef's Academy and owner of The Clever Vine, a wine consulting and education service. I hold the WSET Diploma and have a strong background in French wine, with a special interest in the Loire Valley.

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Grüner Veltliner on Snooth

  • Galen Glen Vineyard and Winery Gruner Veltliner Blanc NV

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    Deliciously light, fresh and grassy with crisp white grapefruit undertones. Made from our "young vines", its easy to pair with a wide array of foods. Read More

    Wine review by Dilbretta


  • Gruner Veltliner is the only wine I've found that can decently pair with asparagus and artichoke.  Not nirvana or anything, but tolerable. Read More

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  • My previous challenges were for geographical locales and entire cuisines of difficulty. This time it's for difficult food items. What wines, if any, match these? Matches to specific recipes are welcome! 1)  Green, white or any other color2)  California's official veggie3)  Belgium's??4) Mold as a good thing5) Moctezuma's favorite food (and aphro... Read More

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  • Summer is the time of grilling, but it's also the time lot's of our ... ... with grilled dishes, and Gruner Veltliner with just about anythingMake sure to check out our Wine of the Week and Cocktail of the Week Read More

    From the article 10 Grilled Fish Recipes


  • Sandra & I attended the Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival at National ... I had a glass of Loimer Lois Gruner Veltliner.  I do believe we also shared a batch of steamed mussels and some Maryland crab soup too.  The wine went down nicely but I really don't remember it.  Quite an evenin Read More

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  • I am having some friends over for dinner.  I am making this dish that I ... many provencal style roses, gruner veltliner, vouvray, viognier, roussanne, sauv blanc (sonoma and NZ), chard (SCM, SLH), and a  handful of CA rhone style white blends (MRV mostly).  For reds, I have lots of pinot of course, a few cabs, merlot, and a  few cab francs.  ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine pairing recommendation


  • Well, he's also making wine in Brooklyn, which is where I am now. So if the ... trendy today in the way that Gruner Veltliner was trendy about 10 years ago and is now passe as a fashionable wine.Just on a bit of a rant, nothing against Abe. But Jon Bonne has an agenda just like Eric Asimov in the NYT does and if in addition he's linking to stuf... Read More

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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to create a winery in Los Angeles, on the banks of the Los Angeles river, on the edge of what was once the greatest grape growing region in the whole country. I aim to have this winery up and running by harvest 2015. I have made great progress already and will devote much ... Read More

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  • Thank you for the Albarino/Pierce V. reco (the terroir looks very interesting ... fan of Albarino! That and Gruner Veltliner are 2 of my summertime faves...well, and a boat load of rose' and rose' sparkling, of course. Like you, I'm also a fan of wines from the Sonoma area...and wow, I just tried three hard cider beauties from Sonoma Cider and... Read More

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  • I am loving how we are getting to know some of our favorite wine writers in ... Reustle Prayer Rock's Gruner Veltliner (also the Umpqua Valley). I also look forward to anything and everything from Pinot Noir to Rosè of Carmine Sparkling Wine from "out of the box thinker" winemaker Kim Kramer of Kramer Vineyards. If we're talking a specific var... Read More

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  • They are now producing wonderful ones in the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY! Particularly the Dr. Konstantin Frank winery. I did a blind tasting of Gruners from Austria vs. the Finger Lakes ones, and the 2009 Dr. Frank was guessed to be from Austria by the wine savvy attendees!

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  • Gruner Veltliner 2009 Mavin Winery http://bit.ly/aTBH4M DecanterWineAward 2010

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  • GV is great for sitting around the pool or on the porch in the summer. We get it in litre bottles at a wine shop here in Everett, Wa. (Oestereicher gent works there) Also, another by-the-litre-Austrian (red) is Zweigelt - grown mostly in Canadian Okanogan area, but starting to be noticed by WA growers. Have a test planting of 50 vines in to s...

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