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If you are a wine lover, you would know that Austria is more known for its white wines than its red wines. The white wines, made from the Gruner Veltliner grape varietal, are quite famous in this area. Close to 30% of the wines produced in Austria are red wines made from varietals such as Blaufrankisch, Pinot Noir and the native Zweigelt varietal.

Wine growing areas

Some of the famous wine-growing areas of Austria are explained here:

Burgenland - The eastern region of Burgenland located around the massive Lake Neusiedl is a premium wine-producing area of Austria. It is here where you will find cultivations of the red wine grapes such as Blaufrankisch and Zweigelt in plenty.

North East Austria near Vienna - The region known as Niederosterrchich, located in northeast Austria near Vienna is the main centre of the cultivation of the white wine grapes such as Gruner Veltliner and Riesling. It is in this region that you will notice some of the most important wine producing zones such as Kremstal, Kamptal, Kremstal, Wagram, Wachau and Weinviertel.

South East part of Austria - Steiermark, located in the southeast part of Austria, is the place where you have to head to, when you want to spot cultivations of grape varietals that are famous all over the globe. The Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc grown here are known for their unique aroma and fullness.

Sudoststeiermark - The cool climate and the volcanic soil of this place make the grapes here full-bodied, crisp and spicy. Some of the common grape varietals are grown here are Welschriesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Grauburgunder, Traminer group of varietals and the like.

Today, the Austrian wine producing industry has come a long way and it is well-respected in the white wine market. Another interesting fact about Austria is that it is also the home country of Riedel, one of the most expensive wine glass makers in the world.


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