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Austria - Weinviertel

Austria - Weinviertel

Austria: You're exploring Austrian wines - enjoy!

The Weinviertel, or "Wine Quarter" is a large region to the north of Vienna extending as far as the border with the Czech republic. For decades it was the edge of the Western World, right next to the Iron Curtain!

Although this is the largest winegrowing region in Austria, with more than 15,000 hectares of vineyards, it doesn't really seem like wine country as you travel around it, as it is also the breadbasket of Vienna. Vines are scattered on the hillsides and in the most favourable areas amongst other crops - lots of wheat, fruit trees and everything from asparagus to strawberries.

It's a fascinating region architecturally with mediaeval gems of towns such as Retz, with its stunning Baroque centre and miles of underground wine cellars. The region has many more charming wine villages and towns, many with "Kellergassen", streets lined with cellars resembling stuccoed houses. Interesting towns include Eggenburg, Falkenstein and Poysdorf, possibly Austria's most picturesque wine town.

In 2003, Weinviertel was the first region to adopt a new classification system, "Weinviertel DAC", where DAC stands for "Districtus Austriae Controllatus". This is a bit like the French AOC system.

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!

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  • Chardonnay Triftberg Weingut Diem

    Ordered for a special tasting of the best of Cool Climates. Amazing vintage.
  • Gelber Muskateller Weinbau Urban

    Exhuberant and fruity Muskateller, even when mature. SALE 20-50% Off
  • Grüner Veltliner Weinviertel DAC Weingut Breitenfelder

    Our favourite Grüner in 2014
  • Neuburger Weingut Hofbauer

    Everything Neuburger shouldn't be - in a very good way!
  • Zweigelt Eiswein Weingut Josef Beyer

    Delicious Eiswein made of red grapes. One to cellar.
  • Riesling Innere Bergen Weingut Familie Zull

    Powerful, with spice, fruit and a creamy texture
  • Riesling Rosenhügel Weingut Diem

    This Riesling is gooooooood
  • Grüner Veltliner Mitanaund Wein und Genuss

    A no compromise exceptional Grüner Veltliner from the Weinviertel - no effort spared and it shows.
  • Chardonnay Weingut Breitenfelder

    Crystalline Chardonnay, zingy fruit even with the age
  • Riedenthal Reserve Weingut Breitenfelder

    Seriously good blend
  • Sauvignon Blanc Weingut Breitenfelder

    Quite a peppery Sauvignon Blanc
  • Welschriesling Weingut Breitenfelder

    Still good, a great after work aperitif
  • Bergsatz Weingut Hofbauer

    2009 and still going strong
  • Chardonnay Sandgrube Weingut Hofbauer

    Austrian Cool Climate Chardonnay
  • Riesling Classic Weingut Hofbauer

  • Traminer Sandgrube Weingut Hofbauer

    Styria - an intriguing terroir for Traminer, as you'll see!
  • Roter Traminer Weinbau Urban

    Urban is the master of aromatic noses and bountiful fruit.
  • Eiswein Roter Traminer Weinbau Urban

    Fascinating Traminer Eiswein
  • Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben Weinbau Urban

    Aged like a dream
  • Grüner Veltliner Zeiselbergen Weinbau Urban

    Extremely aromatic

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Austrian Wine Regions

Burgenland

Burgenland

Big reds, superlative dessert wines and natural treasures.

Carnuntum

Carnuntum

Red wine terroir and ancient roman cities

Kamptal

Kamptal

Elegant and spicy wines on hills north of the Danube.

Kremstal

Kremstal

Mineral Grüner Veltliner and Riesling.

Leutschach in Styria

Styria

Impossible rolling hills, world class whites and unique rosé.

Thermenregion

Thermenregion

Directly south of Vienna. Serious red wines and characterful whites.

Traisental

Traisental

Wine terraces South of the Danube. Amazing value wines.

Vienna

Vienna

Vienna - the only capital which is its own wine region.

Wachau

Wachau

Some of the best whites on the planet.

Wagram

Ancient rock and modern winemaking.

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Weinviertel

North of Vienna - the home of classic Grüner Veltliner.

Austrian Wine Regions

Burgenland

Burgenland

Big reds, superlative dessert wines and natural treasures.

Carnuntum

Carnuntum

Red wine terroir and ancient roman cities

Kamptal

Kamptal

Elegant and spicy wines on hills north of the Danube.

Kremstal

Kremstal

Mineral Grüner Veltliner and Riesling.

Leutschach in Styria

Styria

Impossible rolling hills, world class whites and unique rosé.

Thermenregion

Thermenregion

Directly south of Vienna. Serious red wines and characterful whites.

Traisental

Traisental

Wine terraces South of the Danube. Amazing value wines.

Vienna

Vienna

Vienna - the only capital which is its own wine region.

Wachau

Wachau

Some of the best whites on the planet.

Wagram

Ancient rock and modern winemaking.

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Weinviertel

North of Vienna - the home of classic Grüner Veltliner.

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