Austrian Wine

Austria is located in the heart of Europe and is known for incredibly dry whites of exceptional quality. Lesser known to the United States are Austria’s red wines which range from classic fruity reds to powerful Reserves. In past years, Austrian wines have been lumped in with their neighbors Germany and Alsace, but recently the Austrian Wine industry has taken America by storm, gaining headway with its most popular grape: Grüner Veltliner a.k.a. GruV, an acidic white grape characteristically described by white pepper, green apple and citrus. Twenty-five years ago, Austria is said to have been a different wine country. In 2008, the country exported more than ever before and is expected to increase steadily for a number of years to come. Austria’s wines are produced in the Weinland Österreich in the far Eastern corner of the country surrounding Vienna and is divided into sixteen key winemaking regions. Each region varies in climate from hot to cool and is made up of a combination Read more »

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Constance Chamberlain

Wine Marketing Professional for Austria, Chile, and Pernod Ricard, millenial wino,WSET Diploma student, freelance wine writer, permanent Greek wine supporter. My favorite wine regions are generally those that are the lesser-known, come find out why!

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Varietals Produced in Austria View all

  • Blaufränkisch

    Blaufränkisch is the most important Austrian red variety to many Austrian vintners despite the fact it is not the mos...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • 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...

  • Grüner Veltliner

    Grüner Veltliner (spelled Gruener when the umlaut is not present and also known as Weissgipfler, Manhardsrebe Grüner...

Subregions of Austria

  • Burgenland

    Burgenland is a major wine-producing region located in Austria’s southeast. It is Austria’s war...

  • Niederösterreich

    The Niederösterreich region of Austria (meaning lower Austria) is the country's largest wine-grow...

  • Styria

    Styria, otherwise known as Steiermark, is the southern-most wine producing region in Austria. Unl...

  • Vienna

    Vienna (Wien) is both the capital of and a very important winemaking region within Austria. Altho...

  • Wien

    Wien, otherwise know as Vienna, is living proof wine can come from what is considered to be "a bi...

  • Donauland

  • Südsteiermark

Popular Wineries in Austria View all

  • Wolfgang

    Wolfgang's Gru-Vee wines showcase remarkable examples of Austria's heralded Gruner Veltliner grap...

  • Zantho

    The wines from ZANTHO are made in cooperation of Umathum winery and Wolfgang Peck from Winzerkell...

  • Weingut Allram

    After having split the parental winery in 1992 between sister Birgit and Michaela Haas, she is in...

  • Kögl

    Prlekija, the land between the rivers Mura and Drava, is a colorful world of terraced vineyards, ...

  • Weingut Stadt Krems

    Historically, Weingut Stadt Krems arose from two sources. The first source is the property of the...

  • Weingut Hajszan

    At the beginning of 2002 there was a vision: The production of excellent vines. Only a few varie...

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Austria on Snooth

  • Hafner Pree Chaviv Zweigelt Burgenland 2015

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    Brooding and smoky aromas of charcoal, blueberry and black cherry. Nice cherry and raspberry flavors with medium acidity, fresh spice and more dark smoke and leather on the lengthy finish. Read More

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  • Paul Achs Zweigelt Burgenland 2015

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    Tart cranberry, cherry and raspberry fruit aromas with moist savory earth notes and a bit of light mushroom. Soft and juicy on entry with lots of red fruit and floral notes, this pushes towards tart cranberry and bold acidity towards the mid palate - this is generous and assertive yet stylish and approachable, finishing with blueberry, strawberr... Read More

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  • Anita and Hans Nittnaus Blauer Zweigelt Burgenland 2015

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    Dark, rich and brooding aromas of mineral earth, barnyard and toasted spice, fruit notes of black currant and black cherry, some floral notes and dusty, resinous sawmill aromas. On the palate this is juicy and playful, with medium acidity and notes of plum and cherries, blueberry and cranberry, a floral note alongside baking spice and a pine sap... Read More

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  • Pratsch Zweigelt Niederosterreich 2016

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    Richly earthy aromas of savory spice, blueberry and red currant, light perfume and a touch of clay on the nose. On the palate this is floral, bold and assertive, with cherry and raspberry fruit, floral potpourri and a finish of spice and medium plus acidity. Read More

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  • Zvy-Gelt Zweigelt Niederosterreich 2013

    Snoothrank:

    expansive, generous fruit with lots of floral notes - ripe juicy red berries and cherries, fresh spice and a touch of savory earth. Bright and juicy on entry with a tart and tarry, thick streak of tannins and earth welling up on the mid palate, violet petals and dark plum, blueberry notes and a finish of licorice and herb.90 pts Read More

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  • Una Sunny Red Zweigelt Burgenland 2015

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    Elegant and floral aromas of light wood shavings and perfumed cherry. Palate has potpourri, plum and spice with a rich mouthfeel and lots of floral notes, a hint of zesty acidity, tart cranberry and mixed berry, finishing with streaks of tannin and wooded notes. Read More

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  • Zantho Zweigelt Burgenland 2016

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    Earthy, dry and floral with hints of molasses and nicely integrated spice on the nose. This is approachable and pleasant with tart red fruit notes of cranberry, sour cherry and raspberry, a touch of licorice root, mineral earthiness, warm heat and plum skin, finishing with chewy tannins and a bit of varietal tarriness. Read More

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  • Erich Sattler Zweigelt Burgenland 2015

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    Creamy aromas are intriguing on the palate with a bit of dark chocolate and tarry earth, a bit of blueberry and black currant. Strong flavors of cranberry and sour cherry with fresh acidity livening the palate, this is a spicy and bold wine with lots of varietal character - smoked berry, cherry and warm moist earth. Overdelivers on zesty, refres... Read More

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  • Johanneshof Reinisch Zweigelt Thermenregion 2016

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    Darkly smoked and austere on the nose with black and red fruit notes of black currant and cranberry. Full bodied and fruit forward with notes of cranberry, blackberry and cherry, this has searing acidity and bowls of spice, tart, smoky character and astringency and a tarry, earthy finish. An assertive wine with lots of personality. Read More

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  • Netzl Zweigelt Classic Carnuntum 2016

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    Pleasantly soft and floral aromas of cherry and strawberry. Clean and direct on the palate with good varietal character, smoky and tart notes of cranberry and raspberry with deep fruit and full body, enveloping spice and a finish of chocolate cherries and refreshing acidity. This has a touch of medicine and bitter herb on the mid palate that add... Read More

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