Autochthonous Varieties

Here, “autochthonous” refers to grape varieties that are almost exclusively the result of natural cross-breeding or mutation in a particular growing area, and have a long history in that area. Throughout their development, they adjusted well to the local conditions  – and today give their best quality under these same conditions.

A picture shows the grapes of the grape variety Grüner Veltliner
© AWMB / Oberleitner

Today's autochthonous grape varieties are increasingly appreciated as true resources of a region, and the basis for wines that reflect their incomparable terroir.