Austria has a reputation for high-quality dry white wines, primarily from its native grape variety, Grüner Veltliner, and from Riesling. However, you can find many excellent red wines here, too. These come from native varieties including Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch as well as sweet, botryised dessert wines made from Welschriesling. Austrian wine-producing regions enjoy a cool continental climate, with short summers and harsh winters. Grüner Veltliner is the country’s most widely planted grape variety, and at their best, these wines are full-bodied wines with excellent fruit concentration and naturally high acidity. Welschriesling – not to be confused with Riesling – is the second most planted variety. Winemakers use Welschriesling in a number of winemaking styles, from high-acid, fresh dry styles to high-quality botrytised dessert wines. Other varieties grown in Austria include Riesling, Chardonnay, St Laurent, Müller-Thurgau, and Sauvignon Blanc.
- One of Austria's leading winemakers, the wines from Schloss Gobelsburg are organic, handmade, extremely limited and highly sought after. Pale green in colour and displaying aromas of grapefruits, limes, pears, and hints of white pepper. Flavours of apples & pear on ... Learn More
- There is no wine more versatile at the table! Spicy aromas, some tobacco, hints of lychee, green apple, hints of citrus. Medium bodied on the palate with a lively and fresh acidity and great minerality. Very fruit driven with great ... Learn More