Austria - Traisental
Bordering the Wachau and Kremstal regions, and south of the Danube, lies Traisental, which takes its name from the river Traisen, a tributary to the Danube.
Traisental is the youngest of all the Austrian wine regions despite the long history of vines in the area. Wine was made here in Celtic times, before the Romans conquered these lands. Excavations from 4000 years ago testify that wine was grown here in pre-Roman times; over the centuries, terraced vineyards have been dug into the loess soils
Today some 680 hectares yield mostly Grüner Veltliner wines which are fresh, fruity, and zesty. The region is centred around the wine villages of Nussdorf, Getzersdorf, and Reichersdorf, which are surrounded by vineyards stretching to the Alpine foothills.
Traisental is a relatively obscure region, and offers some of the best value for money going in Austria. Even better value is our producer Erich Altenriederer who makes excellent wines of a quality well above their price.
Austria has a winegrowing heritage stretching back over three millennia and produces some of the best wines in the world, of unparalleled quality, from grape varieties not grown elsewhere.
Today you finally find a couple Austrian wines in most shops, and in restaurants. A good start, but not enough, as Austria has so much more to offer!
We offer wines from all the regions and have picked from the best growers in each winegrowing regions. All of these - except Stift Klosterneuburg - are family run - And Stift Klosterneuburg is in a class of its own. All offer wines of individuality, character, and outstanding quality
We wouldn't be the champions of Austrian Wines in the UK if we didn't cover all of its diverse regions. They are all here from the white wines of Wachau, Kamptal, Kremstal, Wagram and Weinviertel, through the magic of Vienna and the Viennese hills in Carnuntum and Thermenregion, all the way to Burgenland and Styria in the south. Enjoy!
Zweigelt Erich AltenriedererOnly made in good years, smooth spicy Zweigelt