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Austrian Wine

Austria’s vibrant wine scene has earned a worldwide reputation for quality and innovation, and is paired wonderfully with Austrian cuisine. All of its wine regions are incredibly easy to visit, and it boasts extensive wine-growing terrain.

Austria looks back on a long wine-growing tradition, and for over 2,000 years wine has formed an integral part of Austrian culture. Traces of viticulture can still be found today amidst the nation’s medieval villages, baroque monasteries, Roman cellars and stately castles. To this day, Austria’s wines enjoy great international acclaim, both amongst wine experts and wine lovers, and whilst the wine producers very much look back on the nation's heritage to shape their brew, they also embrace the most modern practices, which mean that the outstanding wines have gained great international acclaim on the world stage.

The country’s cool climate lends itself to ideal grape-growing conditions, with all number of international successful varieties such as Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gelber Muskateller (Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains), Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet flourishing in regional vineyards throughout the land.

Old Austrian varieties are not only grown with abandon in this country, but are also being harvested and compressed into wine with increasing popularity all over the world.  The Grüner Veltliner in particular is one of these, as well as more rare varieties such as the  Zierfandler, Rotgipfler, Roter Veltliner, Neuburger and Wiener Gemischter Satz, and Austria's typical red wines made from Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch and Sankt Laurent.

It’s not only the different grapes and soil that shape the character of the wines, but the character of the regions they hail from also shape the taste of the end product. There is a great deal of variety in the soil types between regions, from dense loam soils in Central Burgenland to the calcareous soils around southern parts of Vienna.

Austria’s picturesque wine-growing regions are extensive and between them cover over 46,515 hectares. Not only that, but Vienna boasts over 700 hectares of vineyards alone, making it the world’s only major wine-growing capital.

Wine in Austria

The Loisium in Langenlois © Österreich Werbung / Manfred Horvath The Loisium in Langenlois © Österreich Werbung / Manfred Horvath

Loisium Wine & Spa Resort

Walking along a path through the ancient vineyards of the Wachau valley may lead you to Langenlois, with the richest, most intensely flavored wines of the region.
Langenlois in the Wachau valley
Vineyards in the south of styria © Österreich Werbung / Herzberger Vineyards in the south of styria © Österreich Werbung / Herzberger

Experience the Wine Harvest

The harvesting of the grapes is a crucial step in the winemaking process, and many Austrian vintners encourage guests to get involved. We have compiled a list of some of the best wine experiences per region.
From the harvest to the glass
View of Vienna from the vineyard © Wien Tourismus / Lois Lammerhuber View of Vienna from the vineyard © Wien Tourismus / Lois Lammerhuber

Vienna: The Wine-Growing Capital of the World

What memories are made of: a vineyard, a glass of wine in your hand and Vienna at your feet.
Discover Vienna's vineyards
Schlumberger Wine Cellars Vienna © C. Mikes Schlumberger Wine Cellars Vienna © C. Mikes

Schlumberger Wine Cellars

A tour through Austria's oldest sparkling wine cellars opens the door to a world of bubbling delights. Learn how the sparkle is created and enjoy ample opportunity to sample some of Schlumberger's best varieties.
A highlight of any trip to Vienna
Wine Tasting Falkenstein © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Wine Tasting Falkenstein © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Wining and Dining

There has always been a very special connection between a country’s cuisine and its wines. When it comes to Austrian wine and food, they’re a match made in heaven.
"Days of wine and good food" by Klaus Egle
Weinflaschen © AWMB / Bernhard Schramm Weinflaschen © AWMB / Bernhard Schramm

Find a Perfect Pairing

All kinds of Austrian wines complement a vast range of dishes,including Asian food. Test your own sommerlier's skills and enjoy finding out which wine goes best with what.
Discover Austrian Wine
Wine in Burgenland © Österreich Werbung / G. Popp Wine in Burgenland © Österreich Werbung / G. Popp

Burgenland Wine Region

Burgenland is unlike anywhere else in Austria. Whereas Austria is known for rugged Alps, pirouette-inducing meadows or the excitement of Vienna, Burgenland sits on the edge of Central Europe’s vast Pannonian plain.
Austria's eastern edge

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