4. The Culture

For over two millennia, wine has been a part of Austrian culture. Roman cellars, mediaeval villages, baroque monasteries and castles are all part of the typical landscape of our wine-growing regions.

A picture shows an old wine cellar

However, despite paying all due respect to its ancient traditions, Austria has now become an exciting, modern wine country with an internationally recognised depth of quality. These developments can be seen not only in the shape of outstanding wines, but also in a wave of new architecture, which has gained international attention for many wineries. Austria’s experimental “natural” wine scene is also especially dynamic.

Today's young winemakers are building on traditional knowledge, and are combining it with the experience they have gained in oenology schools and wine estates around the world, and they are confidently treading a new path.