Weinviertel Wine

Responsible for 33% of Austria's vineyard area, the Weinviertel is one of Austria's most recognized regions as it became the country's first classfied DAC in 2003 based upon the 2002 vintage. The Weinviertel is most famously known for its Gruener Veltliner wines. Although the designated style of wine - pale yellow to pale green-yellow in color with peppery-spice and delicate fruit flavor integration has long since been the norm, this legal classification drew attention to Austria's indigenous grape thus putting the Weinviertel on the map. Other important grapes within the region are Zweigelt, Blauer Portugieser and Welshriesling. The Weinviertel is divided into three areas: western Weinviertel, northern Weinviertel and south eastern Weinviertel. Western Weinviertel is known for the city of Retz which features a historic labyrinth of underground wine cellars. This portion of the Weinviertel is known for both its reds and its white wines. The north eastern section of the Weinviertel is important for Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Zweigelt

    History of the grape:  Zweigelt was created in 1922 by Fritz Zweigelt at the Institute of Viticulture and Pomology in...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Grüner Veltliner

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

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Weingut Jordan

    Wine Estates aren't built overnight; what you see today is the work of generations! This sta...

  • Martinshof

    “Innovation, stubbornness and a little bit of madness” - So self describes himself Michael Martin...

  • Sohm and Kracher

    The idea to produce a wine together came 2004 when Gerhard Kracher and Aldo Sohm had lunch toge...

  • Weingut Diem

    In the Year of the Austrian revolution of 1848 the Diem family moved from Grossnonndorf to the ne...

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