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

  • 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

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  • 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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  • Hello All,We're traveling from Portland to Napa along the Oregon Coast. Would love your recommendations for:1.  An exceptional vineyard tasting room near McMinnville.2. An association or coop, or other tasting facility that represents numerous Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs, again near McMinnville.Thanks very much, Carbonunit1 Read More

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  • Hugl Gruner Veltliner 2012

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    Delicious wet mouth with a bright, crisp taste. Balanced mineral with a European dry finish. 1 liter bottle adds to the value. Big recommendation with appetizers and small bites. You can't go wrong. Read More

    Wine review by Luke the Cowboy Star


  • Darcie Kent Vineyards Grüner Veltliner Monterey Rava Blackjack Vineyard 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Marc Aurel Gruner Veltniner Austria Gruner Veltiner 2011

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

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  • 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


  • 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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