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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  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Mayer am Pfarrplatz

    As old as the history of Vienna itself is the history of its wine. In the Third Century A.D., the...

  • Wieninger

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

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  • June 3rd, 2009Winemakers 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)Menu Aperitif Weingut Hauser - Gelber Muskateller 2008Marinated Baby Fennel, Anchovis FiletWeingut Mar... Read More

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  • Barons de Rothschild Legende R 2005


    Smooth. Long finish. Mellow fruit. Nutty. Read More

    Wine review by dneumann

  • Barons de Rothschild Legende R 2005


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    Wine review by RachelNYC

  • Zahel Antares 2006


    Very nice. Pure, clean and a great food wine. Good tannins give the wine structure, and overall it displays excellent balance. Well aged, with cherry flavors dominating. Long, smooth finish. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Zahel Wein Aus Wien Riesling Reisberg Blanc 2007


    Some sulfur (mercaptins?) on the nose - wondering if this bottle is spoiled. Shame as I really wanted to try it. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • April 2009 New York, NY The Austrian Wines - darcy and huber selections - are ... ... benefit held annually in Vienna, Austria. Celebrating the beauty of life and the diversity of world cultures, LifeBall reinvents the great Viennese Ball tradition with glamorous, outlandish performances and inspirational speeches. Tickets to the event are ne... Read More

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  • Martin Codax Albarino R As Baixas Do 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by Antinome

  • Barons de Rothschild Legende R 2005


    Nice hint of clove on the nose. Full fruit on the palate and a really long finish. A little tight now, so it could use the decanter. Read More

    Wine review by Litig8tr

  • Barons de Rothschild Legende R 2005


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    Wine review by rkyte

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