3. The Grapes

Austria has incredible terroirs for Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Muskateller and Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), as well as other international favorites like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

A picture shows Grüner Veltliner and Blaufränkisch

But the truly unique treasures are our indigenous grape varieties with Grüner Veltliner as our flagship. This variety has garnered international praise, and today’s most influential wine writers and publications have rated Grüner Veltliner as one of the great white wines of the world.

And there are our hidden jewels, such as the rare white varieties Zierfandler, Rotgipfler or Welschriesling as well as our deliciously seductive reds, including Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, Sankt Laurent and Blauer Wildbacher.