There are 26 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.

Vineyard share of grape varieties in Austria
Figures in hectare

Qualitätswein grape varieties white

Niederösterreich

Burgenland

Steiermark

Wien

Total

Proportion

Blütenmuskateller

43.12

12.84

11.90

0.80

71.13

0.2%

Bouvier

21.29

185.38

1.72

2.11

211.77

0.5%

Chardonnay (Morillon)

769.99

706.87

381.62

39.91

1,925.80

4.3%

Frühroter Veltliner (Malvasier)

247.09

3.27

0.08

1.59

252.59

0.6%

Furmint

1.22

22.59

1.85

0.04

25.69

0.1%

Goldburger

8.57

16.76

12.97

0.68

38.97

0.1%

Goldmuskateller

11.20

16.93

1.94

0.00

30.10

0.1%

Grauer Burgunder (Pinot Gris)

62.27

79.72

147.81

5.82

300.75

0.7%

Grüner Veltliner

13,325.15

1,139.26

3.43

133.80

14,614.12

32.5%

Jubiläumsrebe

2.52

0.06

0.00

0.19

2.77

0.0%

Müller Thurgau (Rivaner)

896.06

214.47

182.91

13.24

1,311.32

2.9%

Muscaris

16.23

8.47

49.89

0.31

80.97

0.2%

Muskateller

665.24

177.91

523.19

15.84

1,397.41

3.1%

Muskat Ottonel

71.83

238.66

4.78

1.55

317.64

0.7%

Neuburger

176.02

78.50

0.00

4.83

259.61

0.6%

Roter Veltliner

185.90

0.42

0.00

1.76

188.08

0.4%

Rotgipfler

113.10

0.79

0.00

0.31

114.20

0.3%

Sauvignon Blanc

391.40

310.69

908.07

12.98

1,648.28

3.7%

Scheurebe (Sämling 88)

39.84

126.60

139.21

1.25

307.02

0.7%

Souvignier Gris

7.28

4.31

40.13

0.11

54.76

0.1%

Sylvaner

15.36

1.06

6.67

1.41

24.51

0.1%

Traminer

101.60

83.53

66.05

8.81

262.75

0.6%

Weißer Burgunder (Pinot Blanc)

698.68

445.44

691.41

36.96

1,884.11

4.2%

Riesling

1,783.95

94.74

68.15

66.45

2,023.04

4.5%

Welschriesling

1,138.17

1,002.53

784.12

14.58

2,942.82

6.6%

Zierfandler (Spätrot)

60.49

0.65

0.00

0.30

61.61

0.1%

Total Qualitätswein grape varieties white

20,853.55

4,972.41

4,027.90

365,62

30,351.84

67.6%

Source: Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism after Invecos (as of 31 May 2021)

For the production of wine without protected designation of origin or geographical indication with designation of grape variety or vintage, the following white wine varieties are permitted for planting: Bronner, Cabernet blanc, Johanniter (total: 131.19 ha, 0.3%).

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