Austrian wines offer the perfect accompaniment to an array of dishes and food styles, from Central European to Mediterranean cuisine, right through to Asian and Oriental dishes, Ethnic and Fusion food types. This is due to their compact and elegant body and fresh style; the result of climatic conditions.

The diversity of the Austrian wine landscape is reflected in the wide variety of wine styles. The balanced fruit-driven acidity and expressive aromas are apparent in all wines. One reason for this is the diurnal  temperature variation between warm days and cool nights. 

An increasing number of top-restaurants in major international cities from New York to Tokyo choose to list wines from Austria. This is because the best sommeliers can introduce these fresh and complex styles of wines to their guests and know that they will be enthusiastic about them. They can be sure to impress with difficult food and wine combinations such as "Asparagus & Wine". Compared internationally, the remarkably good value versus the quality that Austrian wine offers, is a further argument in favour of Austria's great wines.

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Austria: Cuisine & Wine

Finally, Austrian wine is firmly established in the culinary centre of traditional Austrian food. Austria is the culinary epicentre of Central Europe, and combines the influences of the hereditary countries of the former Austrian Dual Monarchy in its "Viennese Cuisine". Favourite, classic combinations are listed here. More information.

Venison & Wine
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Venison. Austrian Wine.

The palette of Austrian wine is very colourful, spreading broadly across the palate, offering exciting and diversified possibilities for innovative pairings with game dishes evoking forest and field. More information.


Asparagus & Wine
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Asparagus. Austrian Wine.

Fresh asparagus is always a welcome Spring greeting. Indeed, the ideal combination of wine with different asparagus recipes is complex. Which is why a thorough look at this topic is worthwhile - the pleasures of tasting asparagus together with wine surely will be enhanced. More information.

Asian Cuisine & Wine
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Asian Cuisine. Austrian Wine.

During the International Congress of Chinese Cuisine & Wine in Peking, Singapore and Hong Kong, the Grüner Veltliner & Co wines were discovered to pair best with Chinese cuisine and many other Asian dishes. More information.

Mediterranean Cuisine and wine
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Mediterranean Cuisine. Austrian Wine.

Linguine al Pesto, mushroom risotto or paella - to enjoy with a glass of Austrian wine! Find out which wine pairs best with these dishes. More information.


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Vegetable dishes and Austrian Wine

Young vegetables and Austrian wine: a match made in heaven. The supporting actors are becoming the stars on our plates – vegetables, herbs, and pulses etc. are taking kitchens by storm. Wines from Austria are a perfect choice to accompany vegan and vegetarian dishes. More information.

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Barbecues. Austrian wine.

Just like other countries around the world, Austrians have their own traditions of cooking over an open fire. Whether it’s sausages, steaks, pulled pork, vegetables or fish, the variety of wines from Austrian winemakers are the perfect accompaniment. However, barbecues aren’t just perfect occasions for white wines and rosés – red wines can come into their own here, too. As a general rule, the more chargrilled the food, or the more heavily seasoned, the more intense the chosen wine should be. More information.



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