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The white Goldburger variety is a new Austrian crossing by Professor Fritz Zweigelt from the viticultural school in Klosterneuburg, and is Orangetraube x Welschriesling.

Austria, LFZ Klosterneuburg

: New breed from Welschriesling x Orangetraube

31.22 ha; 0.1%

White wine grape variety

Vineyard area

This variety does not occupy a significant area and is only cultivated in Austria.

A picture shows grapes of the grape variety Goldburger

Important ampelographic features

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Important ampelographic features


medium-sized, round, five lobes

Grape cluster

small, densely berried, cylindrical, often with secondary clusters; berries are small, greenish-yellow in colour, spotted, juicy and have a neutral flavour.



very early
early to middle
middle to late
very late

Significance & conditions

The variety is a not very demanding in terms of soil, and so far, has little significance in comparison to Welschriesling (despite its somewhat early ripening, which was why the early-ripening Orangetraube variety was used in the crossing).

Area under vine in Austria
(as a proportion of the variety’s total area)

Click on the wine origin in the list for a breakdown into more specific regions of origin.

Total area in Austria:

The Leithaberg and Neusiedlersee wine-growing regions overlap by almost 160 ha (Rieds Hausberg and Neuberg), according to the Austrian Wine Law. This means that the listed area under vine in Burgenland is 160 ha less than the actual total area across all wine-growing regions in Burgenland.

A picture shows a hand holding a glass of white wine.

Characteristics of the wine

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Characteristics of the wine

Delivers full-bodied, extract-rich, fruity wines with a neutral character. 


New Crossings

Source varietal specifications: Höhere Bundeslehranstalt und Bundesamt für Wein- und Obstbau (Federal College and Federal Office for Viticulture, Oenology and Fruit Growing) in Klosterneuburg, “Austria’s Qualitätswein grape varieties and their clones“ („Österreichische Qualitätsweinrebsorten und deren Klone“), 2nd, reviewed edition, September 2015

Source area under vine: Calculation by Austrian Wine based on data from BML/IACS (as at 28 June 2023). Moving annual total (MAT) from June 2022 to June 2023.