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Austria

Austria – Sumptuous culture, accessible to all

Austria is characterized by unbelievable topographical diversity. A flat steppe in the east, forests and hills in the Alpine regions, wetlands and Mediterranean landscapes in the south. This in addition to a rich tradition and even greater love. It’s no surprise that the Romans found joy on this patch of Earth and cultivated wine growing. Austrian wine is not abundant, but it is high quality.

Sparkling wines from Austria

In Stock
Parker 92 Points
Brut Réserve
Vegan
Certified integrated production

Brut Réserve

Schloss Gobelsburg, 750 ml
CHF 29.80

White wines from Austria

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Grüner Veltliner
Only 3 Bottles
Vegan
Certified integrated production
In Stock
Parker 90 Points
Grüner Veltliner Langenlois
Vegan
Certified integrated production
Out Of Stock
In Stock
Parker 90 Points
Grüner Veltliner Langenlois
Vegan
Certified integrated production

Rosé wines from Austria

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Cistercien Rosé
Vegan
Certified integrated production

Cistercien Rosé

Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg, 2017, 750 ml
CHF 16.–
In Stock
Gut Oggau Rosé
Vegan
Certified organic or biodynamic wine

Gut Oggau Rosé

QWt Burgenland, Gut Oggau, 2016, 750 ml
CHF 52.–

Red wines from Austria

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Arachon

QWt Mittelburgenland, T.FX.T., 2015, 750 ml
CHF 39.–
In Stock
Atanasius (rot)
Vegan
Certified organic or biodynamic wine

Atanasius (rot)

QWt Burgenland, Gut Oggau, 2017, 750 ml
CHF 28.90
In Stock
Atanasius (rot)
Vegan
Certified integrated production

Atanasius (rot)

QWt Burgenland, Gut Oggau, 2015, 750 ml
CHF 21.–
In Stock
Bertholdi (rot)
Only 14 Bottles
Vegan
Certified organic or biodynamic wine

Bertholdi (rot)

QWt Burgenland, Gut Oggau, 2015, 750 ml
CHF 99.50

This mountainous, landlocked country is experiencing a renaissance as a wine nation. Having struggled badly with a few careless vintners, for most of the 20th century Austria was associated with sweet, mass produced wines. But now it is seen as the model for modern European wine.

This success is down to several factors. Austrian winemakers have succeeded in connecting tradition and innovation.

The land where white wine flows

Austria has a long wine tradition. Viticulture was established in Roman times. The first vines were planted here two millennia ago. The steep terraces along the Danube and its tributaries in Wachau and Kamptal were built by monks from the monasteries in Bavaria and Salzburg. The wine-growing area of Carnuntum, named after a major Roman army camp on the Danube, is one of the oldest in the world.

There are 35 grape varieties officially approved for Austrian wine based on origin and quality. Of these, almost two thirds become white wine. By volume, Grüner Veltliner is the most significant variety, followed closely by Riesling. Many grapes are autochthonous (i.e., exclusively found in their native wine growing areas). The combination of ideal climate and unique soils allows berries to thrive, yielding distinctive wines with character and personality.

The signs are good

Romantic landscapes, secluded streets, historic sites, and good wine – it’s hardly surprising that Austria sees two million overnight stays each year from wine tourists alone. And the trend is only increasing.

Travelling for wine and enjoying a very particular attitude towards life, matches the current spirit of connoisseurs and foodies around the world.

The diversity of Austrian wines is remarkable. Whether light and crisp or powerful and opulent, the right wine for every taste can be found here.

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