When the word wine is mentioned, few people automatically think of Austria. But it's certainly worth taking a look to the east! The land of coffee houses has blossomed into a quality guarantor when it comes to wine in recent decades.
Wine production finds ideal conditions especially in the eastern part of the country, where the climate is not dominated by the Alps. Austria has 45,000 hectares of vines, one third of which is devoted to the Grüner Veltliner variety. The white wine produced from it is the undisputed export hit among Austrian wines and is appreciated worldwide for its quality. Also typically Austrian is the red grape St. Laurent, which is actually grown only in the Alpine Republic and whose wines can be compared most closely to Pinot Noir. However, the most widely grown red grape is not St. Laurent – or at least not directly: Zweigelt is even more common, but is, strictly speaking, a cross between the above-mentioned St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch.
Here you can find our most popular wines from Austria. Have fun discovering them!
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