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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  • Marc Aurel Gruner Veltniner Austria Gruner Veltiner 2011

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    apples, white flowers on the nose....dry....crisp finish Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer


  • Domane Wachau Gruner Veltliner Terraces 2012

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    BIG score for value in this great white wine!! Fragrant nose with notes of peach/nectarine, lime, meyer lemon, and some floral notes too. Medium bodied...full-mouth coating with great zippiness from lots of well integrated acid. More of the same fruit cocktail on the palate - lots of nectarine and maybe some ginger too. Great length with a reall... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Hi together!I am a passionate wine lover since 1982, having tasted a lot of vines. My prefernces are wines of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Special prefernces: Burgundy, Piemont, Pomerol.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Hey Aura,I am actually now the newest Snoothling I think (my term, so ... German wines you like is the Gruner Veltliner from Austria.  Totally native to Austria, it's another great crisp white with a great mineral and floral thing to it.  Perfect on a hot day, or with appetizers.You may also like a Sauvignon Blank from New Zealand.  Get one fro... Read More

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  • Hi Snooth. I just joined. Hope to learn more about wines. Aura Read More

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  • After compiling lists for so many great wines to gift in 2013 I am left with a ... mainstream, as for example Gruner Veltliner has after being a geek’s darling for many years. Though that is somewhat unlikely, seeing as the geekiness factor has been ratchetedup over the years and now focuses on not only the obscure, but oftentimes the rare as ... Read More

    From the article Great Gifts for Geeks


  • Loimer Gruner Veltliner Kamptal 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Elizcc8


  • Winzer Krems Gruner Veltliner 2011

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    Not much to this Austrian Gruner Veltliner. A bit of lemon cream, subtle touch of citrus but not much else. None of the floral notes or stone fruit one would expect, fairly flat. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • There are sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. Case in point I was rooting ... argue that Pinot Blanc or Gruner Veltliner is even better suited to some of these sites, but then again we don’t have to sell these wines either. Sauvignon Blanc is immensely popular, and relatively easy to produce to the extent that we know what styles work, bo... Read More

    From the article Premium Sauvignon Blanc


  • Grüner Veltliner Kies 2011

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    Didn't rave, didn't gag. As advertized, a dry white table wine. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


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