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October 13, 2017

Neues Weinbaugebiet Schilcherland DAC

Österreich hat ab sofort ein zehntes spezifisches DAC-Weinbaugebiet: Schilcherland DAC - ehemals als „Weststeiermark“ bezeichnet. Hier wird... Read more

August 31, 2017

Wine Harvest 2017: Satisfying quantities, fully ripened grapes

’Numerous hailstorms, some of them quite severe, extremes of heat and drought – none of these factors managed to significantly damage the... Read more

May 18, 2017

The Wine Summit 2017: the Wine-World’s Elite visits Austria

An upper-echelon wine summit hit the stage from 8–11 May in Austria. An international mix of some eighty journalists, sommeliers and wine... Read more

December 7, 2016

Austrian Wine Visits Bordeaux

Bordeaux will soon be wearing red, white & red. Why is this? From 16–18 December, Austrian wine will be paying a visit to the brand-new Bordelais wine museum and culture centre ‘Cité du Vin’, presenting its many diverse... read more

December 21, 2016

Austria’s Wine Harvest 2016 – reduced quantity, top quality!

There is hardly any way that a wine harvest in Austria could have more variation to it than this year’s vintage. While in the Steiermark and Burgenland, harvest shortfalls from 50 to 80 per cent due to late frost at the end of... read more

November 8, 2016

Austrian Wine Blessing and Award of 2016 Bacchus Prize

On 3rd November, the Esterházy baroque castle in Eisenstadt was the magnificent setting for the Austrian Wine Blessing to celebrate this year’s vintage, and it was officially blessed by Eisenstadt diocesan Bishop Ägidius J.... read more

October 27, 2016

Sekt g.U. from Austria – protected designation of origin, certified quality

The 22nd of October, the Day of Austrian Sekt, brought elegant sparkling wines out for a curtain call once more this year. The introduction of the three-tier quality pyramid for Austrian Sekt with Protected Designation of Origin... read more

August 25, 2016

2016 Wine Harvest: winegrowers hope for a dry and pleasant autumn

DUE TO DEVASTATING FROST DAMAGE LAST SPRING, A SMALL CROP IS EXPECTED - “The frost catastrophe last spring leaves Austrian winegrowers currently facing a diminished vintage in terms of quantity, although there is a good crop of... read more

July 27, 2016

Austria’s wine exports 2015 stagnate due to low harvest yields

Following eight years of uninterrupted growth, Austria’s wine export revenues declined slightly for the first time in 2015. According to Statistik Austria, the wine exports 2015 amount to 48 million liters and 143 million €. This... read more

July 18, 2016

Blaufränkisch puts its stamp on Mittelburgenland – The wine country postage stamp series for 2016 is here!

The special issue postage stamp series of the Austrian federal mail service has already established a tradition: every year, a different Austrian wine-producing region is brought into focus. This year, the “Post” is presenting... read more