Vienna Wine

Vienna (Wien) is both the capital of and a very important winemaking region within Austria. Although best known for the white grapes Gruener Veltliner, Riesling, Weiβburgunder (Pinot Blanc), Chardonnay, several quality reds can also be found in city limits of Vienna. Vienna’s winemaking tradition is as old as the city itself first documented in 1132 and in the late Middle ages. Historically, vines were grown throughout the city, knowing now boundaries. Today, winegrowing areas are generally on the outskirts bordering the city of Krems, situated along the Danube and the Thermenregion. Still, Vienna remains the only metropolis with significant wine cultivation within city limits. There are over 630 wine producers and 180 Heurigen* located in Vienna to date. In the northern portion of the city, along the Danube grapes belonging to the Pinot family are prominent, but travel to the west and Chardonnay, Riesling and Weiβburgunder dominate due to the rich limestone soils. Southern Vienna is known for black, earthy soils which produce strong flavored whites and opulent red cuvees. The top growing area within Vienna is Nussberg. Located on a steep slope, Nussberg is known for extraordinary Riesling Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Grüner Veltliner

    Grüner Veltliner (spelled Gruener when the umlaut is not present and also known as Weissgipfler, Manhardsrebe Grüner...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Zweigelt

    History of the grape:  Zweigelt was created in 1922 by Fritz Zweigelt at the Institute of Viticulture and Pomology in...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Stefan Hajszan Gmbh

    With the Winery and Wine restaurant the family Hajszan offers their guests a very special place t...

  • Wieninger

    “Viennese wine” and “Wieninger” are nearly synonymous. Much of the prestige of Vienna’s wines can...

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  • Rotes Haus Classic Gemischter Satz 2008


    Winemaker's notes: Ripe with powerful floral tones and rich minerals, this ... ... and Weissburgunder is one of Viennas best offering Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain

  • I am going to be in Vienna for 10 days at the end of June and wondered whether anyone could recommend some wine bars or restaurants with a particularly good wine list. I would love to learn more about Austrian wine while I am there, since not so much is readily available here in the States. Thanks. Read More

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  • Martin Codax Albarino R As Baixas Do 2006


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    Wine review by DEVALLE

  • Barons de Rothschild Legende R 2005


    Extremely smooth and looking forward to drinking more. Read More

    Wine review by atonalprime

  • Rotes Haus Classic Gemischter Satz 2008


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    Wine review by nycsrd

  • Barons de Rothschild Legende R 2005


    Bouquet of tobacco, pomegranate, cherry and eucalyptus, strong tannins and a full body of cherries and plums with a fair bit of acid that makes the mouth water. The finish is soft and full with creamy stonefruits. Read More

    Wine review by atonalprime

  • I was asked by a fellow snoother to write a bit about Norton wines after I had ... very fine wines. At the 1873 Vienna World Exposition a Norton wine from Hermann, MO won a gold medal and was pronounced one of the finest wines in the world. But, a few decades later came Prohibition and, for a while, the world forgot about Norton, Missouri and ... Read More

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  • Gemischter Satz mit Shlag (Schlag) by Alice Feiring, June 24, 2009About the wines of Vienna and the terroir hype of Wiener Gemischter Satz!Vienna has more than shlag, it has terroir.In fact the snow covered Alps stops at the Danube. It's almost like the mountain range gave a last burb and out of it emerged three defiant mounds of rock and loess.... Read More

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  • Barons de Rothschild Legende R 2005


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    Wine review by Balthazar210

  • Austrian inspired Dinner with the Wines of ViennaJune 3rdWinemakers Present:Rainer Christ (Weingut Christ)Stefan Hajszan (Weingut Hajszan)Gerhard Lobner (Mayer am Pfarrplatz & Rotes Haus)Michael Martin (Weingut Martinshof)Werner Hauser (Weingut Hauser)Wolfgang Krinninger (Weingut Zahel)MenuAperitif Weingut Hauser - Gelber Muskateller 2008Marinat... Read More

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