Wine & Winemaker

Wines in Austria

The small country Austria offers a wide variety of wines and wine styles, every one typical for the geological and the microclimate influences of the special area and typical for the specialty of the grape. The different geological and climate influences allow the vinification of very special red- and white wine, a lot of autochthonous sorts, growing only in a very specific microcosm.

The largest parts of vineyards belong to the 22 white wine varieties, which cover 70% of the production in Austria. The part of the red wine varieties has increased in the recent years up to 30%.

The most important variety is the „Grüner Veltliner“, an Austrian specialty and an autochthonous sort. That wine tastes fruity, usually dry with a sort of peppery spice. Another important variety is the “Riesling”, mainly from the Wachau region, with elegant fragrance, delicate notes of peaches and apricot and raciness. Chardonnay (or “Morillon”) and “Sauvignon Blanc” are the important varieties in Styria, wines, fresh, fruity, slightly flowery and some racy acidity.

The most important red wine is „Zweigelt“, an autochthonous sort, cherry fruit and velvet. The “Blaufränkisch” is a powerful wine, with dark berry notes, gaining more velvet and additional facets when aging.

Well known in the world are the rare noble sweet wines like Beerenauslese, Eiswein, TBAs or the famous “Ruster Ausbruch”. The microclimate at the edge of the Neusiedler See offers the best conditions for these internationally renowned noble sweet wines – with velvet fruit aromas, expressive and with incomparable aromas.


Winemaker

A click on the appropriate area in the navigation bar below will give you the major information about the winemaker you will visit in this area.


Kremstal & Kamptal (Program: Traditionsweingüter)

Thermenregion & Wien (Program: Rund um Wien)

Südost-Steiermark & Südsteiermark (Program: Steirische Klassik)

Wachau (Program: Wachau)

Neusiedler See (Program: Seewinkel)

Neusiedler See - Hügelland & Mittelburgenland (Program: Burgenland)

Weinviertel & Carnuntum (Program: Weinviertel & Carnuntum)