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Austrian Sweet Wine

If you're an afficianado of dessert wines, and you have not tasted Austrian sweet wines, they are screaming out to be tried. Auslese, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese, Ausbruch, Schilfwein, Eiswein - we have them all. Even some sweet red wines!

Austria has some of the best sweet wines on earth, from one of the most remarkable places in the world for botrytis-affected wine - the Neusiedlersee, a shallow warm steppe lake of about 60 square miles, located in the warmest part of Austria, straddling the Austro-Hungarian border. The lake's micro-climate is key to the wine's production; the environment around it is flat, marshy, and humid, and nowhere else, with the possible exception of Hungary's "Tokajhegyalja" does the noble rot, "Botrytis Cinerea", attack grapes so reliably.

TBAs and Ausbruch are incredibly long-lived wines; 30-40 years is not unusual, and one of our suppliers, reckons some will go 100 years. These truly are some of the finest dessert wines made in the entire world

We include in our range wines from some well-known makers, but also a handful of producers who are barely knowm outside Austria yet who deserve better recognition.

Grapes
Amigne

Amigne

Nearly all the world’s Amigne is grown around the village of Vétroz in Valais, Switzerland. 

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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 Blanc

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

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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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Furmint

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

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Zierfandler

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

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Zweigelt

Zweigelt is the most planted red grape in Austria.

Winemakers

Weingut Günter & Regina Triebaumer

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

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Heidi Schröck

An inspiring winemaker where every wine is magnificent.

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Josef Lentsch

Sweet wine master.

Freigut Thallern

Freigut Thallern

A monastery winery in the Thermenregion.

Wines
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Austria
White
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Austria
White
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Austria
White
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Austria
White

Golden liquid bliss!
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Austria
Red

Eiswein from red grapes. Intense
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Austria
White

Sauvignon Blanc and Sämling blend.

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