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Austrian Wine

Austria is one of the most fascinating wine producing countries in Europe today.

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.

Yet Austrian wine remain relatively unknown and under-represented in the UK. Until recently we were the only merchant with a selection of Grüner Veltliner or any Austrian red wine!

Today you usually find one or two Austrian wines in most shops, and increasingly in restaurants. A good start, but not enough, as Austria has so much more to offer!

Austrian Wine Regions

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!

Burgenland

Burgenland

Burgenland is also a great place to spend a holiday. Not only is there the wine to explore, but the lake itself is a big draw.

Carnuntum

Carnuntum

An ideal climate for the cultivation of Grüner Veltliner, Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch.

Kamptal

Kamptal

Elegant and spicy wines from the hills north of the Danube.

Kremstal

Kremstal

Great Grüner Veltliner and Riesling from the Kremstal hills.

Leutschach in Styria

Styria

Achingly beautiful hills, world class whites and a quirky rosé.

Thermenregion

Thermenregion

Directly south of Vienna. Serious red wines and a selection of characterful whites, including rare Austrian varieties Rotgipfler and Zierfandler.

Traisental

Traisental

Magical 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

One of the cradles of modern winemaking.

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Weinviertel

Superlative wines North of Vienna - the home of classic Grüner Veltliner.

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Alex Schreiner

Creative, keen to experiment but firmly grounded in tradition.

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Erich Altenriederer

Erich spends a lot of time on vineyard husbandry as he believes quality starts in the vineyard.

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Leo Alzinger

Wachau superstar.

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Martin & Anna Arndorfer

Martin & Anna Arndorfer - the magical touch.

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Harald Breitenfelder

Crystalline gems from the Weinviertel.

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Walter Buchegger

Walter Buchegger has great fun in life and it shows in the wines.

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Weingut Christ

Try his Gemischter Satz and you'll be hooked for life.

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Weingut Diem

A focus on producing fruity and aromatic wines.

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Christian Fischer

A star for Austrian red wine - spectacular bottles.

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Alois & Ulrike Gross

Muskateller & Sauvignon Blanc you'll never forget.

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Elisabeth Hausgnost

Our smallest and perhaps tallest winemaker.

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Weingut Kiss

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Stift Klosterneuburg

900 years of winemaking.

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Hofkellerei des Fürsten von Liechtenstein

The vineyards of the princes of Liechtenstein in Austria and Liechtenstein.

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Josef Lentsch

Sweet wine master.

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Weingut Langmann

Our reference for Schilcher rosé.

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Markowitsch

Especially famous for his reds.

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Franz & Christine Netzl

Unmissable reds from Carnuntum.

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Weingut Nigl

No Niggles with the wines :)

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Weingut Hans & Christine Nittnaus

Divine dessert wines.

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Heidi Schröck

An inspiring winemaker where every wine is magnificent.

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Spaetrot - Gebeshuber

Zierfandler & Rotgipfler - sublime.

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Weingut Steininger

The Sekt-siest wine producer in Austria.

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Franz & Christine Strohmeier

Organic, low sulphur, intriguing wines and Sekt.

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Weingut Günter & Regina Triebaumer

Two curious fun loving globetrotters returned home to make amazing wine.

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Weingut Weninger

Wines from Austria and Hungary from this border vineyard.

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Freigut Harald Zierer

There has been a Weingut Zierer since 1790.

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Weinbau Urban

Exuberant and fruity.

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Weinhof Waldschütz

Lovely and fresh wines.

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Weingut Familie Zull

Weingut Familie Zull produce beautifully refined and very moreish wines!

Austrian Wine Grapes

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Blauer Portugieser

Blauer Portugieser vines give prolific yields and give delicious light-bodied wines. 

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Blauer Wildbacher

A supremely fresh red variety used mostly for rosé.

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Blaufränkisch

Blaufränkisch makes red wine that is graceful, powerful and complex.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Wherever there are vines growing around the world there is likely to be Cabernet Sauvignon. 

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Chardonnay

Forget any prejudices and long-held beliefs, this is where the new Chardonnay adventure begins.

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Frühroter Veltliner

Frühroter Veltliner is a fruity wine with a bit of spice and hints of almonds when made into Eiswein.

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Furmint

Austria's Heidi Schröck now produces some of the best Furmint wines in the world.

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Gelber Muskateller

The wines are highly fragrant with an intense floral bouquet, with the best having a sweet grassiness.

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Grüner Veltliner

Grüner Veltliner is a versatile grape with tremendous ageing capability.

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Merlot

Merlot is probably the most common and popular grape worldwide - but Alpine Merlot is in its own league.

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Neuburger

Neuburger often produces wines that are soft, full-bodied and have a balanced, nutty aroma.

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Pinot Blanc

The best are concentrated, complex and age well in bottle, some well in excess of a decade.

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Pinot Gris

Almost as versatile as Riesling, Pinot Gris gives an opportunity to widen your wine knowledge.

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Pinot Noir

The world's best subtle red.

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Riesling

The queen of whites. We are a Riesling lover's dream.

Roter Traminer

Roter Traminer has low acidity and literally does smell (and taste) of roses along with dried fruit.

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Rotgipfler

As well as sweet and dry wines from Gumpoldskirchen we also have a couple of wines from Wagram.

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Sankt Laurent

St. Laurent makes a suave and sophisticated wine with a lingering finish that continues to delight.

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Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is a well-known international grape variety that began its life in France.

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Savagnin / Heida / Traminer / Paien

For me, one of the great white wine varieties.

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Scheurebe (Sämling)

The good dry wines have aromas of blackcurrant and notes of grapefruit - worth looking for.

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Syrah

Syrah has become one of the world's most popular varieties thanks to very intense loud wines, but in our climate it has elegance

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Welschriesling

Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese from Welschriesling are wonderful as they retain much of the inherent acidity from the grape.

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Zierfandler

Austrian Zierfandler wines are golden yellow, and have a fruity bouquet and good acidity. 

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