White Wine

There are 22 white wine grape varieties classified for the production of quality wine in Austria. This also includes many indigenous varieties, such as Grüner Veltliner, Zierfandler and Rotgipfler, that are virtually only found in Austria.. There is also a long list of classic varieties as well as internationally successful and well known varietals, such as Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and the white Pinot varieties. Approximately two-thirds of Austrian vineyard area is planted with white wine varieties.

Vine share of grape varieties in Austria

White Wine

1999

+/- ha

2009

+/- %

Total Value 1999

Total Value 2009

Grüner Veltliner

17.479

-3.961,6

13.518

-22,7%

36,0%

29,4%

Welschriesling

4.323

-725,9

3.597

-16,8%

8,9%

7,8%

Müller Thurgau

3.289

-1.186,8

2.102

-36,1%

6,8%

4,6%

Weißburgunder

1)

-

1.995

-

-

4,3%

Riesling

1.643

220,3

1.863

13,4%

3,4%

4,1%

Chardonnay

1)

-

1.431

-

-

3,1%

Sauvignon Blanc

314

618,3

933

196,7%

0,6%

2,0%

Gemischter Satz

1.371

-564,0

807

-41,1%

2,8%

1,8%

Neuburger

1.094

-442,2

652

-40,4%

2,3%

1,4%

Muskateller

143

383,6

527

267,7%

0,3%

1,1%

Frühroter Veltliner

626

-201,7

424

-32,2%

1,3%

0,9%

Scheurebe

529

-131,3

398

-24,8%

1,1%

0,9%

Other White Wine Varieties

91

63,6

155

69,7%

0,2%

0,3%

Muskat-Ottonel

418

-58,3

360

-13,9%

0,9%

0,8%

Traminer

363

-42,1

321

-11,6%

0,7%

0,7%

Bouvier

365

-130,5

234

-35,8%

0,8%

0,5%

Grauburgunder

293

-70,8

222

-24,2%

0,6%

0,5%

Roter Vetlliner

258

-64,2

193

-24,9%

0,5%

0,4%

Goldburger

309

-158,6

150

-51,4%

0,6%

0,3%

Rotgipfler

118

-13,2

105

-11,1%

0,2%

0,2%

Zierfandler

98

-12,9

85

-13,1%

0,2%

0,2%

Sylvaner

53

-9,6

43

-18,2%

0,1%

0,1%

Jubiläumsrebe

30

-17,2

13

-56,7%

0,1%

0,0%

Furmint

1

7,7

9

665,5%

0,0%

0,0%

Total White Wine

36.145

-6497,3

30.138

-16,6%

74,5%

65,6%

Basis:
Statistics Austria, Vineyard Land Survey 2009;
plausible vineyard areas according to the land registry in Styria and Vienna;
planted surface area, not necessary yielding grapes.

1) 1999: total area recorded (2,935.53 ha)

For the production of wine without protected designation of origin or geographical indication with grape variety- or vintage-designation, the following white wine varieties are permitted for planting: Bronner, Muscaris, Cabernet blanc, Souvignier gris, Johanniter.