Wine has been a part of Austrian culture for over two thousand years. Roman cellars, medieval villages, baroque monasteries and castles are all part of the typical landscape of the wine-growing regions.
However, despite paying all due respect to its ancient traditions, Austria has now become an exciting, modern wine-producing country with an internationally recognised concentration of quality. These developments can be seen not only in the outstanding wines, but also in a wave of new architecture that has drawn international attention to many wineries. Austria’s experimental “natural” wine scene is also especially exciting.
Today’s young winegrowers are building on traditional knowledge and combining it with the experience they have gained in viticultural schools and wineries around the world. With this combination of knowledge and experience, they are confidently treading new paths.