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July 1, 2016

The Wine Law: Dynamic Austria

There’s something going on in Austria. In the first six months of 2016, resolutions were passed providing for numerous new developments in... Read more

June 7, 2016

VieVinum, tenth edition: the insights and the outlook...

The tenth presentation of VieVinum was held this year from 4 – 6 June in the magnificent halls of Vienna’s Hofburg Palace, once more... Read more

May 4, 2016

Frost Damage in Austria's Wine-growing Regions

The Austrian Winegrowers’ Association announces that after the late frost in the night of Monday/Tuesday last week and two further cold... Read more

November 16, 2015

Austria's Wine Harvest - Good, Better, 2015

Finally! Following the problematic and intensively demanding 2014 vintage, 2015 brought happy faces to the Austrian winegrower population. A lovely springtime and for the most part good blossoming led into a summer that then... read more

November 6, 2015

Austrian Wine Christening and the 2015 Bacchus Prize…

This year’s christening of the vintage took place on 3 November in Lannach, Weststeiermark. The presiding clergyman, Styrian minister Franz Brei, christened the consecrational wine ‘Gustl 58’, named after a social initiative for... read more

November 2, 2015

The quality of Austrian Sekt, reaching for a higher plane

The Day of Austrian Sekt 2015 brought with it a cause for celebration. The three levels of the Austrian Sekt quality-pyramid are to be henceforth identified with the designations Klassik, Reserve and Große Reserve (Grand... read more

September 7, 2015

Wine Postage Stamps from Austria: Carnuntum chosen for the ‘Wine Regions’ series in 2015

Each year since 2012, the Austrian National Postal Service has created a special edition of stamps dedicated to the wine-producing regions of Austria. The fourth stamp in the series was issued on 5 September 2015. In the space of... read more

September 3, 2015

The Wine Harvest 2015: growers are relieved – their grapes have made it through the very hot summer in good condition

THE QUALITY THIS YEAR IS PARTICULARLY HIGH, AND YIELDS WILL BE IN THE AVERAGE RANGE - ‘This year’s crop of wine grapes has made it through a blisteringly hot summer, with desert-like days and tropical nights, in good condition.... read more

September 3, 2015

New EU Vineyard System

WINE LAW AMENDMENT ENTERS INTO FORCE ON JANUARY 1ST, 2016 - According to Johannes Schmuckenschlager, president of the Austrian Wine Growers Association: “It is well known that the EU has adopted a new vineyard regime that focuses... read more

August 26, 2015

On the Way to Wine in the Autumn

A hot summer is drawing gradually to its conclusion, and the first yellow-tinted leaves are beginning to appear as harbingers of the coming autumn’s eagerly anticipated display of colour. This also means that it’s getting close... read more