All current English press releases of the Austrian Wine Marketing and the wine country Austria can be found on this site.

Further press releases are available in German.


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 –  After hymns of praise were sung worldwide for the 2019 Austrian vintage and its white wines, another chorus of enthusiastic voices chimed in: this time shining the spotlight on Austria’s remarkable reds. Read more

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 –  Austria’s likely best-known sweet wine now enjoys legal protection as Ruster Ausbruch DAC. And over on the east side of Lake Neusiedl, the designation of origin Neusiedlersee DAC has been expanded, and now includes also fruity-sweet and nobly sweet wines. Read more

 –  The latest figures from Statistik Austria paint a remarkable picture: from January through June 2020, the export value of Austrian wines fell by only 1% compared to the same period in the previous year – substantially less than had been feared. Export volume was even able to grow by 7.4%. And within the nation’s borders it is becoming steadily more clear, who has fared better and who worse during the Corona crisis. Read more

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 –  The 2019 vintage in Austria aroused great expectations right from the start. Now, reviews from experts throughout the world have confirmed it: the wines of this vintage are truly among the best that Austria’s winegrowers have been able to produce in recent decades. Read more

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 –  (As of 04.09. according to the press conference of the Viticultural Association, updated on 30.09.2020) “Austria’s winegrowers are already extremely busy with this year’s harvest. After an economically challenging year in 2020, they are looking forward to a good vintage”, stated president Johannes Schmuckenschlager of the Austrian Winegrowers’ Association, with regard to 2020. Read more

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 –  The Austrian Wine Marketing Board’s biggest wine tourism campaign yet got underway at the beginning of August, christened “Auf zum Wein!” (All Aboard for Wine). The website features the most comprehensive listing of wine tourism possibilities in the country, attracting domestic vacationers to Austria’s winegrowing regions. Read more

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 –  The Covid-19 pandemic has been causing serious losses for Austrian winegrowers since the middle of March. In this, the individual sales channels at home and abroad have been affected in substantially different ways. The Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB) can now present the first data, reporting on developments in Austrian trade during the lockdown, with some surprising results. Read more

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 –  E-commerce is not a new invention, and this distribution channel is also securely established in the wine industry. For many years, a great number of wine producers and wine merchants have been actively pursuing sales via the Internet. The current situation – from lockdown to gradual reopening – has accelerated the development of online wine sales to a tremendous degree, and the demand for wine via the Internet has increased significantly. Read more


 –  Relaxation of the Coronavirus restrictions in Austria provides some initial relief for the nation’s economy. But what is the situation like in the most important wine export countries? The Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB) did some research. Read more

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 –  Over the past few weeks, most bottles of wine have been consumed in relative solitude. Toasting, tasting and enjoying wines with others was mostly just virtual. But then, there was more time to shop comfortably online, and to fill up the wine racks and cellars with bottles from our Austrian winegrowers. Now that the restrictions are slowly being loosened and gatherings at home in smaller groups become possible once more, one can be invited to fascinating wine tastings again. Read more

Press Release

Austrian Wine Marketing Board

Ms. Sabine Bauer-Wolf
Division Manager Communication

Mr. Georg Schullian
Head of Department Press, PR & Corporate Design

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