Austria’s unique geographic setting is the most important factor behind the exceptional quality of its wines.

Although Austria shares the same latitude as the Burgundy wine-growing region, it enjoys a much more central location within Europe. This means that it is in the transitional zone between the mild, damp Atlantic climate and the continental Pannonian climate, the latter bringing much greater variations in temperature. Summer and autumn are characterised by warm, sunny days and cool nights with northerly winds, which is the key factor for the development of aromatic wines that combine freshness, a good body and a fine character. There is simply nowhere else in the world that produces refreshing wines with such a concentrated flavour, or dense wines with such a light-footed character

  1. Continental Pannonian climate

  2. Moderate Atlantic climate

  3. Cool air from the north

  4. Illyrian Mediterranean climate

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