The best wines of Austria

Discover the best wines of Austria as well as the best winemakers of Austria and estates of Austria to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Austria and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Austria by region

Looking for a good wine of Austria among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Austria. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Austria with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Austria

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Austria

Red wines from the region of Austria go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or pork such as recipes of beef with mustard, rack of lamb in a salt crust or gratin of fresh chard (green and ribs).

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Austria

On the nose the red wine of the region of Austria. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, vanilla or vegetal and sometimes also flavors of dried fruit, floral or plum. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Austria. is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

The best vintages in red wine of Austria

  • 2000 With an average score of 4.77/5
  • 2001 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.49/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.45/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.45/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 4.45/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Austria

  • Blaufränkisch
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Zweigelt
  • Pinot Noir
  • St. Laurent

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Austria

A wine route planned in the region of Austria? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Austria.

Discovering the wine region of Austria

Austria - a mountainous, landlocked country in Central Europe - is enjoying a renaissance as a wine nation. It has shaken off decades of controversy caused by a handful of negligent people and has become a model of modern European wine, leading the way in quality and innovation. Balancing tradition and modernity, the Austrian wine industry has retained classics such as Sweet Ausbruch and Strohwein, while actively developing modern, consumer-friendly wines, such as its signature style: Gruner Veltliner, a crisp, Aromatic white wine. Officially, 35 Grape varieties are permitted for the production of Austrian quality wine, of which almost two-thirds are white varieties.

In terms of Volume, Gruner Veltliner is by far the most important, followed by Riesling. The best wines produced from these two varieties come from the famous regions of Wachau, Kamptal and Kremstal. Other important grape varieties for Austrian wine include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Welschriesling and Pinot Blanc (known here by its German name Weissburgunder). Austrian red wines are mainly produced from Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt, St.

Laurent and Pinot Noir (Blauburgunder). Located in the heart of Europe, between latitudes 46°N and 48°N, Austria is parallel to the centre of France and the South of Germany. Logically, the Climate is slightly Warmer than Germany's, which is reflected in the wine styles; Austria focuses much more on red wines than its cooler northern neighbor. But Austria's climate is not just about latitude; topography plays a key role.

Great white wines of Austria

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Austria

White wines from the region of Austria go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, shellfish or spicy food such as recipes of pork cheeks confit in cider, catalan zarzuela or butter chicken or chicken makkhani (india).

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Austria

On the nose the white wine of the region of Austria. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, microbio or orange and sometimes also flavors of honey, melon or mango. In the mouth the white wine of the region of Austria. is a powerful with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in white wine of Austria

  • 1994 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.62/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.56/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.56/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 4.53/5
  • 1999 With an average score of 4.50/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Austria

  • Riesling
  • Grüner Veltliner
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Weissburgunder
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Chardonnay

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Austria

A wine route planned in the region of Austria? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Austria.

Discover the grape variety: Muscat Ottonel

Muscat Ottonel has the character of a grape variety with a distant lineage. It was first obtained in 1839 and continues to be planted in nearly 2,000 hectares of vineyards around the world. It shows good vigour and promises satisfactory production, of the order of 6 kilos per vine. The bunches, which are rather loose, are quite large, bearing berries with a strong character. A pleasantly musky flavour and a lot of juice characterize the pulp, protected by a medium skin. The bluish-black skin contributes to the exceptional beauty of the vineyards at harvest time. The size of the ellipsoidal berries is another argument in favor of Muscat Ottonel, which is also known as Muscat Ottone or Muscadet Ottonel. Resin, toast, honey and wild flowers are all present in the wines made from this variety. If the foliage, which turns yellow in autumn, is one of its charms, remember to protect the fruit from grey rot and coulure.

Great sparkling wines of Austria

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Austria

Sparkling wines from the region of Austria go well with generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or spicy food such as recipes of baked sardines with garlic, thai fondue or coconut curry cauliflower in the cookeo.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Austria

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Austria. often reveals types of flavors of cream, guava or honeysuckle and sometimes also flavors of white pepper, cheese or perfume.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Austria

  • 2007 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • N.V. With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.18/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.13/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Austria

  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Noir
  • Chardonnay
  • St. Laurent
  • Zweigelt
  • Grüner Veltliner

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Austria

A wine route planned in the region of Austria? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Austria.

The word of the wine: Evolved

Said of a wine showing by its colour (tuilé in the case of reds, amber in the case of whites), its aromas or its structure that it is nearing the end of its peak and needs to be drunk quickly.

Great pink wines of Austria

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Austria

Pink wines from the region of Austria go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or mature and hard cheese such as recipes of croziflette, papillotes of mackerel or casserole egg with saint-nectaire cheese.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Austria

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Austria. often reveals types of flavors of cream, spices or honey and sometimes also flavors of gooseberry, rhubarb or yeast.

The best vintages in pink wine of Austria

  • 2019 With an average score of 4.09/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.04/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.03/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.01/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.00/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Austria

  • Blaufränkisch
  • Zweigelt
  • Pinot Noir
  • Merlot
  • Côt
  • Cabernet Franc

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Austria

A wine route planned in the region of Austria? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Austria.

Discover the grape variety: Chardonnay

The white Chardonnay is a grape variety that originated in France (Burgundy). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches, and small grapes. White Chardonnay can be found in many vineyards: South West, Burgundy, Jura, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Savoie & Bugey, Loire Valley, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Armagnac, Lorraine, Alsace, Provence & Corsica.

Great sweet wines of Austria

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Austria

Sweet wines from the region of Austria go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, vegetarian or poultry such as recipes of braised (green) cabbage, light tuna-tomato quiche (without cream) or milanese escalope (italy).

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Austria

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Austria. often reveals types of flavors of butterscotch, oak or straw and sometimes also flavors of passion fruit, elderflower or mango. In the mouth the sweet wine of the region of Austria. is a with a good balance between acidity and sweetness.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Austria

  • 2001 With an average score of 4.65/5
  • 2002 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1998 With an average score of 4.55/5
  • 1999 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2004 With an average score of 4.35/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.32/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Austria

  • Welschriesling
  • Grüner Veltliner
  • Chardonnay
  • Traminer
  • Feteasca Alba
  • Muscat Ottonel

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Austria

A wine route planned in the region of Austria? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Austria.

The word of the wine: Assembly

Blending of several wines to obtain a single batch. Using wines of the same origin, blending is very different from coupage - a mixture of wines from different origins - which has a pejorative connotation.

Great natural sweet wines of Austria

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Austria

Natural sweet wines from the region of Austria go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of shepherd's pie (potatoes, beef, carrots, bacon), lamb tagine with prunes and dried fruits or veal axoa (basque country).

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of Austria

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of Austria. often reveals types of flavors of oak.

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Austria

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Touriga Nacional
  • Tinta Roriz
  • Merlot
  • Blaufränkisch

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Austria

A wine route planned in the region of Austria? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best natural-sweet wine of Austria.

Discover the grape variety: Merlot

Merlot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Bordeaux). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small to medium sized bunches, and medium sized grapes. Merlot noir can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Armagnac, Burgundy, Jura, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Beaujolais, Provence & Corsica, Savoie & Bugey.

News from the vineyard of Austria

The Wine Society improves provenance and quality of The Blind Spot

The Wine Society has made a move to improve the provenance and quality of its exclusive The Blind Spot wine range. The business said it would, for the first time in its history, provide the funding for buying grapes rather than liquid for the range of Australian wines. Winemaker Mac Forbes has spend the last decade identifying ‘interesting’ parcels of wine for the range, which has been an integral part of The Wine Society’s portfolio for the past 10 years, and securing them before th ...

Wine lover: The climate needs you!

Kimberly Nicholas PhD (@KA_Nicholas) is a sustainability scientist at Lund University, and author of Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World  Our 2020 research found that how fast we succeed at stopping warming will determine how much of the wine-growing regions and their characteristic varieties we love will remain in our lifetimes.  Changing to warmer-climate varieties can help limit losses, but there are limits to adaptation.  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ...

Liv-ex 2021 Power 100 shows rebalancing of the fine wine market

The latest edition of Liv-ex Power 100, which lists the most powerful fine wine brands, shows that the period between October 2020 and September 2021 experienced a rebalancing of the market, with a number of classic labels returning to prominence. Château Lafite Rothschild re-entered the top 10, moving from 11th to 2nd place, while fellow First Growths Mouton-Rothschild and Margaux have also risen, to 6th and 10th place respectively. Petrus also re-entered the top 10, now at 7th place after a ye ...