Austria

Wachau

The Wachau wine region lies between Krems and Melk in Lower Austria as a 15 km long strip along the Danube. The steep stone terraces are typical of the Wachau landscape. The Wachau has achieved worldwide fame above all for its outstanding Riesling and Grüner Veltliner wines. In the Wachau there are three classification levels called Steinfeder, Federspiel and Smaragd. Steinfeder describes the light base wines with a maximum alcohol content of 11.5% by volume. Federspiel wines are delicate, strong wines with an alcohol content of 11.5% vol. to 12.5% vol. and emeralds are the best wines from Vinea Wachau winegrowers with an alcohol content of 12.5% vol. and above. These classification designations may only be used by members of the Vinea Wachau winegrowers' association. Top vineyards are e.g. Dürnsteiner Kellerberg, Loibener Schütt, Spitzer Singerriedel, Spitzer Honivogl or Wösendorfer Hochrain.

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Vienna

The wine-growing region of Vienna is situated around the town of the same name and has a total vineyard area of almost 700 hectares. Vienna is also the only metropolis in the world that has an entire wine-growing region within its city limits. Wine-growing in Vienna can be roughly divided into 3 sub-areas. These are Bisamberg, Nussberg and Maurerberg.
A speciality from Vienna is the Wiener Gemischte Satz, for which several grape varieties grow together in a vineyard, are harvested together, processed and matured. The main grape varieties are Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Welschriesling for white wines and Zweigelt, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and St. Laurent for red wines. Top sites are Himmel, Preussen, Sätze, Rosengartl, Schenkenberg or Wiesthalen.

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Kremstal

The Kremstal wine-growing region lies in the vicinity of the town of Krems north and south of the Danube and has a total vineyard area of around 2,400 hectares. The most cultivated grape varieties here are Grüner Veltliner, Riesling and Roter Veltliner for white wines and Zweigelt, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot for red wines. Top locations in the Kremstal are for example Steiner Grillenparz, Steiner Hund, Steiner Schreck, Kremser Gebling. Well-known wine-growing places are Krems an der Donau, Stratzing, Furth bei Göttweig or Stein.

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Kamptal

The Kamptal wine-growing region lies in the vicinity of the Kamp tributary of the Danube in Lower Austria and has a total vineyard area of around 4,000 hectares. Famous winegrowing places are e.g. Langenlois, Zöbing, Gobelsburg, Kammern or Strass. The most important grape varieties are Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Chardonnay and Weißburgunder for white wines, as well as Zweigelt and Pinot Noir for red wines. Top sites include Zöbinger Heiligenstein, Langenloiser Spiegel, Langenloiser Steinmassl, Langenloiser Käferberg and Zöbinger Seeberg.

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Carnuntum

The Carnuntum wine-growing region lies southeast of Vienna and reaches as far as the border with Slovakia. It has a total vineyard area of about 900 hectares. The red wines dominate in Carnuntum, with Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot representing the most important red varieties. The white wines are dominated by Grüner Veltliner and the Burgundy varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. Important wine-growing locations are Göttlesbrunn, Höflein, Arbesthal, Petronell and Prellenkirchen. Top locations include Rosenberg, Scheibner, Schüttenberg, Bärnreiser, Rothenberg and Spitzerberg.

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Thermenregion

The Thermenregion cultivation area is located south of Vienna and has a total stocked area of approx. 2200 hectares. In the north mainly white wines are cultivated and in the south predominantly red wines. The most cultivated grape varieties are Zierfandler and Rotgipfler, two autochthonous varieties for white wines, and Pinot Noir and St. Laurent for red wines. Main places are Traiskirchen, Tattendorf, Gumpoldskirchen, Bad Vöslau, Pfaffstätten, Sooß and Baden. Top locations include Rodauner, Mandel-Höh, Lores, Spiegel, Igeln, Tagelsteiner and Höfen.

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Traisental

The Traisental wine-growing region lies in Lower Austria in the vicinity of the Danube tributary of the same name, Traisen, and has a vineyard area of approx. 800 hectares. The Traisental has been a wine-growing region in its own right since 1995. The main white grape varieties are Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, which together cover 75% of the wines in the Traisental. Zweigelt and Pinot Noir are the most common red wines. Vineyards are Nussdorf, Reichersdorf, Inzersdorf, Traismauer or Herzogenburg. Well-known vineyards are e.g. Getzersdorfer Berg, Inzersdorfer Zwirch or Inzersdorfer Rothenbart.

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Weinviertel

With almost 14,000 hectares, the Weinviertel wine-growing region is the largest in Austria. It stretches from the Danube up to the Czech border and from the Kamptal across to the Slovakian border. The most common grape varieties here are Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, as well as Welschriesling in white and Zweigelt, Portugieser in red. Well-known places in the Weinviertel include Röschitz, Retz, Haugsdorf, Falkenstein, Poysdorf, Herrnbaumgarten, Wolkersdorf and Mannersdorf.

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Wagram

The Wagram wine growing area has a total of about 2,700 hectares of vineyards and extends north of the Danube and east of the Kamptal, as well as south of the Danube in the Tullnerfeld to Klosterneuburg. Until 2007 it was called "Donauland" and was then renamed "Wagram". The main grape varieties in Wagram are Grüner Veltliner, Roter Veltliner and Riesling for white wines, and Zweigelt and Pinot Noir for red wines. The main places of winegrowing here are e.g. Feuersbrunn, Fels, Grossriedenthal, Gösing, Kirchberg, Großweikersdorf or Klosterneuburg.

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Eisenberg/Südburgenland

The Eisenberg/Südburgenland growing area lies in the south of Burgenland and has a total vineyard area of approx. 500 hectares. The most important grape variety is clearly the Blaufränkisch, which produces outstanding red wines here. Further grape varieties are Zweigelt for red wine and Welschriesling, as well as Weißburgunder for white wine. Well-known places are Rechnitz, Deutsch-Schützen, Burg or Eisenberg. Top locations are e.g. Reihburg, Saybritz, Szapary or Weinberg.

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Leithaberg/Neusiedlersee-Hügelland

The wine-growing area Leithaberg/Neusiedlersee-Hügelland is situated in the vicinity of the western shore of Lake Neusiedl and has a total cultivated area of about 3,000 hectares. Here you can find a multitude of grape varieties, whereby Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Grüner Veltliner and Neuburger are among the most important white ones, and Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt, St. Laurent and Pinot Noir (Pinot Noir) are among the most important red ones. The area's specialities include excellent sweet wines, which are among the best in the world. Well-known wine-growing towns include Donnerskirchen, Jois, Oggau, Schützen, Großhöflein, Mörbisch, Purbach and Winden.

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Mittelburgenland

The Mittelburgenland wine region is situated between the wine growing areas of Southern Burgenland in the south and Leithaberg/Neusiedlersee-Hügelland in the north and borders Hungary in the east.
A total of approx. 2,100 hectares of cultivated vineyards can be found here. By far the most important grape variety is Blaufränkisch, which is why Mittelburgenland is sometimes called "Blaufränkischland". Furthermore Zweigelt, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, St. Laurent and Syrah are cultivated as red wines. The white wines are mainly Chardonnay and Grüner Veltliner, although white wine generally accounts for a relatively small proportion. Well-known wine villages here are Deutschkreutz, Lutzmannsburg, Horitschon and Neckenmarkt.

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Neusiedlersee

The Neusiedlersee cultivation area is located in Burgenland and surrounds the lake of the same name in the north and east. A special feature of Lake Neusiedl is its world-famous sweet wines. The most important white grape varieties are Welschriesling, Weißburgunder and Chardonnay, as well as Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, St. Laurent and Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder), the most important red grape varieties. Famous wine-growing locations include Apetlon, Frauenkirchen, Halbturn, Mönchhof, Podersdorf, Andau, Illmitz and Gols.

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Volcano Country Styria

The volcanic region of Styria lies in the south-east of the federal state of Styria and is therefore sometimes also called South-East Styria. The cultivation area comprises a total of about 1,500 hectares of vineyards. The most important grape varieties in the volcanic region are Sauvignon Blanc, Welschriesling, Chardonnay (also called Morillon in Styria), Weißburgunder, Grauburgunder, Muskateller, Traminer and Riesling in the white area. Zweigelt dominates among the red wines, with white wine generally having the significantly higher proportion. Important places are for example Straden, Kapfenstein, Fürstenberg, Klöch, St. Anna am Aigen, Bad Gleichenberg and Hartberg.

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Südsteiermark

The cultivation area Südsteiermark lies quasi as a triangle between the areas Weststeiermark in the west and Vulkanland Steiermark in the east, as well as Slovenia in the south and accommodates altogether about 2,500 hectares of vineyards. Southern Styria is famous for its Sauvignon Blanc, which is one of the best in the world. The most common white grape varieties are Sauvignon Blanc, Welschriesling, Weißburgunder, Chardonnay (Morillon), Müller-Thurgau, Muskateller and Riesling, as well as the most common red grape variety Zweigelt. In general, the wines of Styria are characterized by an enormous freshness and brilliance, which is why they are also known beyond the Austrian border. Famous wine-growing locations include Kitzeck, Spielfeld, Berghausen, Ratsch, Leutschach, Sankt Nikolai and Gamlitz. Top locations include Zieregg, Grassnitzberg, Sernauberg and Kranachberg.

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Schilcherland

The Schilcherland/Weststeiermark wine region is located in the west of the Austrian province of Steiermark and has a total vineyard area of almost 550 hectares. Speciality of the cultivation area is the varied red grape variety Blauer Wildbacher, from which for example the well-known Schilcher (landmark of the region), but also tannin-rich red wines and elegant sparkling wines are produced. Other important grape varieties are the two white representatives Sauvignon Blanc and Weißburgunder. Famous places are for example St. Stefan ob Stainz, Stainz and Deutschlandsberg.

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