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Weinviertel

Weinviertel

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.

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Terroir

With a wide range of soils, Weinviertel is an area that can produce any type of wine. However, the predominance of loess soil means it is perfect for white grapes in particular with Grüner Veltliner dominating. For Austrians, it is Weinviertel that is the quintessential style of the grape

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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!
  • 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
  • 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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Weinviertel

North of Vienna - the home of classic Grüner Veltliner.

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