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

2009

+/- % (1999-2009)

2015

+/- % (2009-2015)

Total Value 1999

Total Value 2009

Total Value 2015

Grüner Veltliner

17,479

13,518

-22.7%

14,423

6.7%

36.0%

29.4%

31.0%

Welschriesling

4,323

3,597

-16.8%

3,338

-7.2%

8.9%

7.8%

7.2%

Müller Thurgau

3,289

2,102

-36.1%

1,788

-14.9%

6.8%

4.6%

3.8%

Weißburgunder

1)

1,995

-

1,971

-1.2%

-

4.3%

4.2%

Riesling

1,643

1,863

13.4%

1,986

6.6%

3.4%

4.1%

4.3%

Chardonnay

1)

1,431

-

1,617

13.0%

-

3.1%

3.5%

Sauvignon Blanc

314

933

196.7%

1,248

33.8%

0.6%

2.0%

2.7%

Gemischter Satz

1,371

807

-41.1%

671

-16.9%

2.8%

1.8%

1.4%

Neuburger

1,094

652

-40.4%

497

-23.8%

2.3%

1.4%

1.1%

Muskateller

143

527

267.7%

864

63.9%

0.3%

1.1%

1.9%

Frühroter Veltliner

626

424

-32.2%

367

-13.4%

1.3%

0.9%

0.8%

Scheurebe

529

398

-24.8%

357

-10.3%

1.1%

0.9%

0.8%

Other White Wine Varieties

91

155

69.7%

388

150.3%

0.2%

0.3%

0.8%

Muskat Ottonel

418

360

-13.9%

357

-0.8%

0.9%

0.8%

0.8%

Traminer

363

321

-11.6%

284

-11.5%

0.7%

0.7%

0.6%

Bouvier

365

234

-35.8%

220

-6.0%

0.8%

0.5%

0.5%

Grauburgunder

293

222

-24.2%

226

1.8%

0.6%

0.5%

0.5%

Roter Vetlliner

258

193

-24.9%

195

1.0%

0.5%

0.4%

0.4%

Goldburger

309

150

-51.4%

98

-34.7%

0.6%

0.3%

0.2%

Rotgipfler

118

105

-11.1%

119

13.3%

0.2%

0.2%

0.3%

Zierfandler

98

85

-13.1%

77

-9.4%

0.2%

0.2%

0.2%

Sylvaner

53

43

-18.2%

38

-11.6%

0.1%

0.1%

0.1%

Jubiläumsrebe

30

13

-56.7%

6

-53.8%

0.1%

0.0%

0.0%

Furmint

1

9

800.0%

11

22.2%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Total White Wine

36,145

30,138

-16.6%

31,146

3.3%

74.5%

65.6%

67.0%

Basis:
Figures from 2015 Source: Sum of the figures reported by the wine-producing federal states (Statistics Austria NÖ, Wein-Online Burgenland, vineyard register Steiermark, Registry of area under vine of the city of Vienna, MA 58). As at February 2017

Figures from 2009 Source: Statistics Austria, Survey of area under vine 2009; adjusted using the areas under vine according to the vineyard registers for Styria and Vienna; plantings not necessarily in production.

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.