🇦🇹AUSTRIA


AUSTRIA IS–   Regions4     DAC.- 18     @Vienna

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner(Indigenous?) 36%, Brauner Veltliner, Fruhroter Veltliner(Indigenous), Goldburger, Jubilaumsrebe, Neuburger(Indigenous), Osterreichisch Weiss, Rosenmuskateller, Roter Veltliner(Indigenous), Rotgipfler(Indigenous), Silvaner, Zierfandler(Indigenous)
    •    International Welschriesling 9%, Muller Thurgau 7%, Riesling 3%, Fruhroter Veltliner AKA=Malvasier, Grauburgunder/Rulander 3% AKA=Pinot Gris, Blutenmuskatelle, Chardonnay AKA=Morillon, Bohotin, Bouvier, Busuioaca, Furmint, Gelber Muskateller, Klevner/Weissburgunder AKA=Pinot Blanc, Muskat Ottonel, Muskateller AKA=Muscat Blanc A Petits Grain, Muskat Sylvaner AKA=Sauvignon Blanc, Scheurebe, Silberweisse AKA=Rauschling, Traminer
  • ROT= Zweigelt 13% AKA=Rotburger, Blaufrankisch(Indigenous) 6% AKA=Lemberger, Blauer Portugieser 4% AKA=Voslauer, Blauburger, Blauer Wildbacher(Indigenous), Rathay, Roesler, Santz Laurent(Indigenous), Zierfandler AKA=Spatrot
    •  International  Blauburgunder AKA=Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvigon, Merlot, Roter Traminer AKA=Savagnin Rose, Syrah

GEOGRAPHY REGION-Central Europe, COUNTY-Austria, LATITUDE: 46°- 48° N

  • BORDERS-Chez Republic(North-East), Germany(North), Hungary(East), Italy(South), Slovakia(South), Switzerland(West)
  • Sub-Regions- Niederosterrech(Weinland Osterreich), Bergenland, Styria(Steierland)

TOPOGRAPHYFeatures Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraced

  • On~Danube~River~Tributary~Rhine~River~

SOILS Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Wind-Loess, Sand, Gravel, Slate

  • **Refer to TERROIR/ Geology & Soil For Detailed Information On Soils.

CLIMATE Temperate(West & North-West), Continental(East)

  • *Summers– Hot, Dry   |   *Fall– Long/ Warm   |   *Winters– Cold, Wet
  • +WIND/ ~Pannonian~,  +Diurnal Shifts

VITICULTURE  51,000 ha. Planted, (67% White/ 33% Red)

  • Austria is- #16 In Grape Production/ #16 In Wine Consumption In World.
  • *Generally– Austria Has a Strong Culture of Organic Viticulture/ Nature Wine Production.

VINICULTURE  Still,  Sparkling,  Ice Wine

HISTORY 2,000 Year Wine History

  •  500 @Austria Celts Occupied
  •        0 @Austria Romans Empire Influence the Area.
  • 1200 @Austria Vineyards & Wine Culture by the Monks & Monasteries.
  • 1868 @Austria Phylloxera Outbreak
  • 1919 @Austria Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Germain.
    • Signifying the Fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the  Formation of Present Day Austria.
  • 1985 @Austria Austrian Anti-Freeze Scandal.
  • 1986 @Austria Un-Official Modern Wine Movement Begins.
  • 2001 @Austria DAC. System Established.

CULTUREAKA=Osterreich

  • ~Etymology~ Osterreich is the German Name For Austria Meaning Eastern Kingdom.
  • PIONEERS~ ~Rudolph SteinerAustria/ Alsace/ Basel
    • Esoteric Leader and Spiritual Founder of Bio-Dynamics.
  • ~International Riesling Day~ (May 13st.)
  • SCANDELS~ ~Austrian Antifreeze~ (1985)
    • Producers Mixed Diethylene Glycol to Wine to Increase Its Sweetness and  Body. The Wines Where Discovered by German Laboratories Doing Quality Control On Bulk Wine Destined to Be Blended With German Wine. (23 People Died and 90 Were Hospitalized.)
    • Short Term– Lead to the Collapse of the Austrian Wine Business and Export Market.
    • Long Term– Led to Stricter Laws In Austria and Reenforced Wine Makers to Focus On Producing Higher Quality Wines.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Austria Wine.com~
  • ~International Gruner Veltliner Day~ (April 6th.)
  • FESTIVALS~ ~Vievinum~ (May/ Vienna)
    • Mission~ The Largest and Most Important Showcase of Austrian Wine.

GOING THERE

  • GASTRONOMY… Wiener Schnitzel, Apfelstrudel, Pumpkin Seed Oil.
    • CHEESE… Alpenkase, Alpzier, Tiroler Graukase, Gailtaler Almkase.
  • RIVER CRUISE~ ~River Cruise~
    • Grape Chance to See and Better Understand the Geography and Topography.

AUSTRIA WINE LAW

  • GOVERNING BODY- Ministry of Agriculture and Environment Management.
    • Districtus Austriae Controllatus DAC. Controlled Austria of District.
    • Austria DAC. System is Loosely Modeled On French AOC. System With Influences From German Pradikat System.
  • LAWS GOVERNING- Geography, Topography, Yields
    • Label Requirement-
      • Quality Austrian Wine is Distinguished by Red-White-Red Banderole On the Top of Twist-Cap.
  • AUSTRIAN WINE CLASSIFICATION
    • Klassis Standard Reserve- Detectable Oak Prufnummer- Tasting Commission
    • Qualitatswein PDO. +15 KMW. 1 of 4 Weinbaugebiete
    • Wein +10.6 KMW. (No Variety or Vintage Stated)
    • Landwein +14 KMW. (Varietal, Region Stated on Label)
    • Kabinett +17 KMW. (Single Region, Varietal, No Chaptization)
    • Vinea Wachau Classification (Ultra High Standards)
      • **Refer to WACHAU For Detailed Information.

      • PRADIKATSWEIN- Varietal, Vintage, Region Stated On Label, No Chaptization.
    • Klosternewburger Mostwage KMW. Scale-Ripeness In Weight of Must at Harvest.
    • Spatlese +19 KMW. (Fully Ripe Grapes)
    • Auslese +21 KMW. (Selected Harvest)
    • Beerenauslese Very Ripe
    • Ausbruch Blends Botrytis and Non Effected Must…Ruster Ausbruch Developed In Rust.
    • Trockenbeerenauslese Botrytis (Completely Effected)
    • Strohwein/ Schilfwein- +25 KMW. (Over Ripe Grapes, Dehydrated On Straw Mats.)

EISWEIN PDO.      @Lake Neusiedl, Burgenland

  • Wies= Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Scheurebe, Traminer, Welschriesling
  • Rot= Zweigelt
    • Thick Skinned Grapes Do Better For Producing Ice Wine, the Thicker the Skin the Longer the Grape Can Stay On the Vine Without Rotting.
  • HISTORY- Since ?
  • VITICULTURE- Never Freezes Before December Leaving Grapes to Really Ripen.
    • CHALLENGE– If Weather Doesn’t Freeze Fast Enough Grapes Rot and There’s a Chance For a Lost Harvest. Grapes Shouldn’t Be Effected by Botrytis Prior to Freezing, Only Healthy Grapes Stand Up to Freezing Temperatures.
    • In Late Fall Nets Have to Be Placed Over Vine For Protection of Birds, Boars and Deer.
    • Botrytis Not Good For Ice Wine Production, Harvested, Pressed When Frozen.
    • PRACTICES– Requirements: Temperature -7°C/ 19°F Sugar: 25° KMW.
  • VINICULTURE- Branded In 375 Ml. or 500 Ml. Bottles, Schloss Gobelsburg, Weinrieder
      • Estate/ Producers- Gsellmann, Hillinger, Huber, Hans Christine Nittnaus
  • ICE WINE EVALUATION
    • Sight:
    • Aroma: Ripe Stone Fruit
    • Palate:
    • Structure: +BODY, +ABV., Medi+Acid
      • FOOD PAIRING…                CHEESE PAIRING
  • **Refer to WINE STYLES/ Ice Wine For Additional Information.

AUSTRIAN SEKT PDO.      @Weinviertel, Vienna

  • WEIS= Welchreisling, Grüner Veltliner, Blaufrankisch
  • ROT= Blauer Widbacter, St. Laurent, Zweigelt
  • HISTORY- Since 1846
  • VINICULTURE- SPARKLING…Method/ Traditional, Rose
    • Sight: Clear/ Hazy
    • Aroma: Citrus, Stone Fruits
    • Palate:          / +BODY, Citrus, Stone Fruit
    • Structure: Low Tannins, –ABV., High Acid
      • FOOD PAIRING…                CHEESE PAIRING
  • QUALITY PYRAMID Of AUSTRIAN SEKT
    • KLASSIK (Level 1)- Grapes Harvested and Pressed In a Single Austrian Federal State.
      • VINICULTURE- SPARKLING…Method/ Any Method
      • +AGED/ +9 Months On Lees
      • Producers Allowed to Use Any of 35 Permitted Grape Varieties.
    • RESERVE (Level 2)- Grapes Harvested and Pressed In a Single Austrian Federal State.
      • VINICULTURE- SPARKLING…Method/ Traditional
      • +AGED/ +18 Months On Lees, Hand Harvested, Classified as Brut or Drier.
    • GRAND RESERVE (Level 3)- Grapes Harvested an Pressed In Single Municipality.
      • VINICULTURE- SPARKLING…Method/ Traditional
      • +AGED/ +30 Months On Lees, Hand Harvested, Classified as Brut or Drier
      • Estate/ Producer- Brundlmayer, Ebner-Ebenauer, Erich & Walter Polz, Harkamp, Loimer, Madi, Malat, Potzinger, Salomon-Undhof, Schloss Gobelsburg

AUSTRIA WINE TERMS

  • Bergwein Wine Made From Grapes Grown From Slops Greater Than 26°.
  • Eau-De-Vie/ Schnapps Made From Most Fruit and Berries Available.
  • Kellergassen Celler Lanes
  • Kellern Celler
  • Landwirtschaftlicher Mischbetrieb Mixed Farm of Livestock, Crops, Vineyards.
  • Presshausern Communal Wine Press House, Usually Dug Into Hillsides.
  • Ried Vineyard

  • GEOGRAPHIC DISCLAIMER~ To Benefit From Demystifying The Vine and the World of Wine an Understanding of Austria’s Geography and Topography is Needed and the Ability to Visualize Its Wine Regions.  Sections In Austria Are Organized In a “North to South”/ “East to West” Orientation and is Intended to Be Researched as So.

🇦🇹AUSTRIANiederosterrech


NIEDEROSTERRECH IS

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Weissburgunder, Traminer, Muskateller Gelber, Roter Veltliner
    • International Chardonnay AKA=Morillon
  • ROT= Rotgipfler, Saint Lauren, Zierfandler, Zweigelt
    • International Blauburgunder AKA=Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

GEOGRAPHY Austria(North-East), Lower Austria(Not High Mountains), LATITUDE: 48.1° N

  • BORDERS-Czech Republic(North), Slovakia(East), Burgenland(South)
  • Sub-Zones/ DAC.’s- Carnuntum DAC., Kamptal DAC., Kremstal DAC., Thermenregion DAC., Traisental DAC., Wachau DAC., Wagram DAC., Weinviertel DAC.

TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ Hilly/ Terraced, On~Danube~River~

SOILS Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Alluvial, Wind-Loess, Gneiss, Granite, Slate

CLIMATE Continental

  • *Summers– Warm/ Hot    |    *Fall– Dry    |   *Winters– Short, Cold
  • The Farther Down the Danube River Vines Are Planted the Weaker the Cooling Effects of the Waldviertel(Forested Quarter), and the Greater Exposure to the Warmer Air Funneled Upriver From the Hungarian Plain.

VITICULTURE 67,000ha. Planted

VINICULTURE Wines Produced In Niederosterreich Not Conforming to DAC.

  • Estate/ Producers-(Not Located In Demarkated Zone) Bauer, Brudlmayer(Sparkling), Huglweine, Schloss Gobelsburg(Sparkling)

CULTURE  GASTRONOMY…                  |   CHEESE

  • Niederosterreich AKA=Lower Austria (Not Lower by Geography But Lower In Terms of Topography.)
  • ACADEMICS~ ~Federal Institute Klosterneuburg~   @Niederosterreich, Austria
    • Specialization~ Research In Cross Breeding Vinifera Wine Grapes.

GOING THERE

  • RIVER CRUISE~ ~River Cruise~ Grape Chance to See and Better Understand the Geography and Topography.

WEINVIERTEL DAC.     @

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner 50%, Riesling, Welschriesling
    • International Chardonnay AKA=Morillon, Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROT= Blauer Portugieser, Saint Laurent, Zweigelt
    • International Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(North-East), REGION-Niederosterreich(North-West)
    • BORDERS-Czech Republic(North), Kamptal DAC.(West), Wagram DAC.(West)
    • BETWEEN-Danube River & Czech Border
    • Sub-Zones- Haugs-Dorf, Jetzelsdorf, Retz, Roschitz
    • VILLAGES-Falkenstein, Hernbaumgarten, Haugsdork, Poysdorf, Retz, Roschitz, Wolkersdork
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous, On~Danube~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary
    • Alluvial Loess, Clay, Gravel, Sand, Loam, Lime, Black Earth
  • CLIMATE- Continental
  • VIITICULTURE- 13,800ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE-  SPARKLING…Sekt….Method/ Traditional
    • Estate/ Producers- Der Pollerhof, Durnberg, Ebner-Ebenauer(Sparkling), Graf Hardegg, Groiss, Pfaffl, Pratsch, Setzer, Sohm & Kracher, Ruttenstock(17ha.), Taubenschuss, Weinrieder, Zull
    • Vineyards- Eben am Berg, Hoferthal, Reipersberg, Rotenpullen, Sandgrube, Satz, Steinberg

WACHAU DAC.     @Krems

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner 52%, Riesling 16%, Gelber Muskateller, Neuburger
    • International Chardonnay AKA=Morillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Malvasia, Weissburgunder
  • ROT= Zweigelt
    • International Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(North-East), REGION-Niederosterreich(West), Hw.#L190
    • (15 km. Long/ From Spitz In North to Mautern In South), LATITUDE: 48.1° N
    • BORDERS-Kremstal DAC.(North-East), Traisental DAC.(South-East)
  • WESTERN WACHAU
    • Villages- Elsarn Jauerling, Gut am Steg, Muhldorf, Spitz, Viessling
    • Vineyards- Atzberg, Axpoint, Bruch, Bruchk, Burgberg, Kalkofen, Offenberg, Pluris, Schon, Setzberg, Singerriedel, Steinborz, Trenning, Zorberg
  • CENTRAL WACHAU
    • Villages- Hofarnsdorf, Joching, Oberamsdorf, Mitteramsdorf, St. Johann, St. Micheal, Ruhrsdorf, Weibenkirchen, Wosendorf
    • Vineyards- Achleiten, Buschenberg, Frauengarten Gaisberg, Hinter Der Burg, Hinterkirchen Hockrain, Harzenleithen, Heudurr, Jochinger Berg, Kaiserberg, Kichweg, Kollmitz, Kollmutz, Klaus, Lichtensteinerin, Leibenberg, Loibenberg(5.5ha.), Pichlpoint, Point, Seibergerg, Steinriegl, Ritzling, Steinwand, Vorderseiber, Weitenberg, Zanzl, Zwerithaler,
  • EASTERN WACHAU
    • Villages-(West to East)– Rossatz, Durnstein(Frauenweingarten), Oberloiben, Unterloiben, Unterberern, Mautern
    • Vineyards- Alte Point, Bischofpoint, Burggarten Burgstall, Donauleiten, Galiziberg, Hoherech, Hollerin, Kaiserberg, Hochstrasser, Kellbererg, Kreutles, Kummersthal, Laach, Ladoschn, Liebenberg, Loibenberg, Mugler, Muhlpoint, Oberhauser, Raubern, Rothenberg, Schlossberg, Schutt, Silberbichl, Steinertal, Steiger, Superin, Sussenberg, Trum, Vogelberg, Weingebirge, Wunderburg, Zaum
  • OTHER VINEYARDS(Not Located In Demarcated Sub-Zone.)
    • Vineyards- Hinter Seiber
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraces/ Gorge(Wachau)
    • SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 490mt., On~Danube~River~(30km. Stretch)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Urgestein(Primary Rock)
    • Adjacent to River- Gravel, Sand
    • Terraces- Primary Rock(Gneiss(Gfohler), Marble, Amphibolite, Felspar, Mica, Schist)
    • Between- Wind-Loess, Granite
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influence, Many Micro-Climates
    • +WIND/~Pannonian~,  +Diurnal Shifts
    • Convergence of Two Climatic Zones, the Warmer Pannonian Climate From the East and the Cooler Continental Climate From the North & East.
    • Warm Air Sucked Upstream Along Danube From Effect of Pannonian-Hungarian Plain, Brings +Diurnal Shifts and Cooling Breezes From Waldviertal Forest.
  • VITICULTURE- 1,375 ha. Planted,  Vineyards155,   PRACTICESBotrytis
    • Long Growing Season, Harvest Go Into November, Multiple Passes.
    • Terraces- Man Made, Stone-Walled, No Mortar, Good For Drainage.  Terraces Build Over Last 1,00o Years, Majority of Them Modernize In Last 1900’s.
    • Generally– Grunner Veltliner Planted Along Banks of Danube In Soils of Loess Mixes With River Sand.
      • Riesling is Planed On the Terraces.
    • Gebietwein(Regional),  Ortswein(Village),  Reidenwein(Single Vineyard)
  • VINICULTURE- PRACTICES
    • +Maceration to 10 Days, Vinified Dry +AGED/ On Lees, Little to No Oak
    • Estate/ Producers- Alzinger, Domane Wachau* Emmerich Knoll, Franz Hirtzberger, Frischengruber(10ha.), FX. Pichler, Grabenwerkstatt, Gritsch, Hirtzberger, Hogl, Knoll, Jamek, Hohann Donabaum, Josef Fischer, Lagler, Leth, Nikolaiholf, Prager, Rudi Pichler, Tegernseerhof, Veyder-Malberg
  • WACHAU WINE LAWS & CLASSIFICATION
    • Governing Body- Wachau Nobilis Districtus
      • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Vineo Wachau/ Wachau Vintners~
        • With 250 Members to Promote and Protect the Integrity of Wachau Region Since 1983.
    • Districtus Hungaricus Controllatus- DHC.- Controlled Hungarian District
    • LAWS GOVERNING- Geographic Boundaries, Topography
      • Label Requirement
  • The CHARTER Of PURE WINE
    • CODEX WACHAU- A Declaration of Dedication to Natural Wine Production and Strict Control…The 6 Pillars of the Codex Wachau Are:
    • Strictest Principles Concerning Origin- From Wachau Wine Growing Region, and Bottled There as Well, Wine Must Not Be Sold Outside of Wachau In Barrel or Tank.
    • No Additives- No Chaptalisation or Rectified Grape Must.
    • No Concentration- No Vacuum Distillation, Reverse Osmosis, Kyroetraktion Allowed.
    • No Aromatization- No Adulteration, Neutral Oak Barrique, Wood Chips, Tannin Powder.
    • No Fractionation- Spinning Cone Column
    • Nature and Nothing Else- No Manipulation of Nature For Production of Wine.
  • WACHAU RIPENESS SCALE
    • Steinfeder- -11.5% ABV. (Light, Tangy, Refreshing)
      • ~Etymology~ Feathery, Decorative, Indigenous Grass Found On the Terraces
    • Federspiel- 11.5%- 12.4% ABV. (Dry, Middle Weight, Complex, Fruity)
      • ~Etymology~ Local Bird of Prey, Name From Historical Sport of Falconry.
    • Smaragd- +12.5% ABV. (Dry, +BODY, Rich, Aging Potential, Highly Ripe Grapes)
      • ~Etymology~ Green Lizard That Basks In Sun On Terraces.
    • **Wines Not Meeting Must Weight Scale Just Labeled Wachau.
  • CULTURE- Monks & Monasteries ~Melk Abbey~ Founded 1089   @Gottweig
    • GASTRONOMY… Pumpkin Soup, Catfish, Huchen Salmon, Mustard   |   CHEESE
    • UNESCO. WORLD HERITAGE SIGHT~ ~Wachau~ (Cultural, Landscape, Vineyards)

KREMSTAL DAC.     @Krems

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner, Roter Veltliner
    • International Chardonnay AKA=Morillon, Muskateller, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Traminer, Weisburgunder
  • ROT= Blauburgunder, St. Laurent, Zweigelt
    • International Cabernet Sauvigon, Merlot, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(North-East), REGION-Niederosterreich(West), @Hw.#L73/ B37
    • BORDERS-Kamptal DAC.(North-East), Wachau DAC.(South-West), North-West of Vienna(55km.)
    • CITIES-Gederdorf, Furth, Krems(an-der-Donau), Rohrendorf, Senftenberg, Stein
    • Sub-Zones- North of Danube, South of Danube
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Krems), SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 400mt.-500mt.
    • On~Krems~River~Tributary~Danube~River~(North)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Schist, Paragneiss
    • Clay, Limestone, Wind-Loess, Granite, Gneiss
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influence
  • VITICULTURE- 2,3,00ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Brundlmayer, Buchegger, Erich & Maria Berger, Forstreiter, Laurenz V, Lenz Moser, Malat(1722), Mantlerhof, Nigl, Proidl, Rainer Wess, Sepp Moser, Salomon-Undhof(38ha.), Schloss Gobelsburg, Stadt Krems, Stift Gottweig, Winzer Krems(Co.-Op./900 Grower/1,010 ha.)
  • NORTH Of DANUBE
    • Districts- Gedersdorf, Krems an der Donau, Rohrendorf, Senftenberg, Stratzing-Dross
    • Vineyards- Altenburg, Auf der Haid, Auf der Hohe, Braunsdorf, Eben, Edritzstein, Ehrenfels, Emerlingtal, Faucha, Frauenbach, Gaisberg, Gartl, Gartling, Goldberg, Hausbergen, Hochacher, Hochsatzen, Holzgasse, Hund, Im Berg, Im Inneren Thalland, Im Saherken, Im Talheim, In der Gais, Kogl, Kremser, Kreuzschragen, Leithen, Lilien-Feldberg, Limdberg, Marchgasse, Meiselackern, Mosburgerin, Oberer Weinzierlberg, Partschen, Paschingerin, Pellinger, Pitchental, Rammeln, Reisenthal, Sandgrube, Schiefer, Sommerleiten, Spiegal, Steingraben, Steiner Hund, Steiner Pfaffenberg, Tiefenthal, Vordern Berg, Wachtberg, Wieden, Weiland, Weinzierlberg, Weitgasse, Zehetnerin
  • SOUTH Of DANUBE
    • Districts- Furth, Palt, Paudorf
    • Vineyards- Am Sand, Brunngraben, Brunnleiten, Eichbuhel, Eisfeld, Gottschelle, Hadratstall, Herrentrost, Hochrain, Hohenacker, Hoher Rain, Holzacker, In Schrotten, In Schiefern, Innausen, Katzengraben, Kleedorf, Langstampf, Leiten, Lusthausberg, Maring, Mitterweg, Neubergen, Neuberg, Heubergern, Obere Ziestel, Panholz, Satzen, Schlucht, Schweren Zapfen, Seebodenberg, Silberbugel, Spickenberg, Steinhagen, Steinbuhel, Steinling, Unter Ziestel, Zasen, Zaum

KAMPTAL DAC.     @Langenlois

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner, Riesling
    • International Chardonnay AKA=Morillon, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gri, Riesling
  • ROT= Roter Veltliner, Saint Lourent, Zweigelt
    • International Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(North-East), REGION-Niederosterreich(West), @Hw.#B34/ B35/ B218
    • BORDERS-Kremstal DAC.(South), Wagram DAC.(East), North-West of Vienna(50km.)
    • CITIES-Gobelsburg, Hadersdorf am Kamp, Langenlois, Lengenfeld, Schonberg am Kamp, Strass im Strassertale, Zobing
    • Sub-Zones- Strab, Zobing, Langenlois, Gobelsburg
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Hilly/ Terraced/ Valley(Kamp)
    • SLOPES/ Heiligenstein Mountains/ Manhartsberg Mountains, Kammerner Gaisberg, +Alt. 200mt.-350mt.
    • On~Kamp~River~Tributary~Danube~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Bedrock(Granite, Gneiss)
    • Sandstone, Loam(Lamm), Wind-Loess, Chalk
    • Rocks From the Permian Period.(250 MYA.)
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influence
    • Influenced by Pannonian Plain(East) & Waldviertel Forest(West)
  • VITICULTURE- 4,600ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producer- Allram, Am Berg, Angerer, Brundlmayer(Sparkling), Dr. Salomon, Eichinger(16ha.), Hiedler, Hirsch, Gobelsburg(70ha./Sparkling), Jurtschitsch, Laurenz V., Leindl, Loimer, Rabl, Stadt Krems, Steininger, Stephanus, Weixelbaum
    • Vineyards- Gaisberg, Grub, Heiligenstein, Kaferberg, Lamm, Loiserberg, Loisium, Renner, Seeberg, Steinmassl, Steinsetz
  • CULTURE- Monks & Monasteries ~Zwettl Monastery~ Founded 1171
    • 2008- DAC. Officially Established


**Wine Map Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase Maps at Delongwine.com



TRAISENTAL DAC.     @St. Polten

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner
    • International Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROT= Zweigelt
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(North-East), REGION-Niederosterrich(West), @Hw.E60/ S33
    • West of Vienna-City(50km.), BORDERS-Wachau DAC.(South), Kremstal DAC.(South)
    • Sub-Zones- Traismauer, Nussdof, Reichersdorf, Inzerdorf, Herzogenburg
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Terraces
    • On~Traisen~Tributary~Danube~River~(South)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Chalk, Clay, Marl, Sand, Limestone
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influence
    • “Pannonian” Influenced by Alpine Foothills
  • VITICULTURE- 700ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producer- Huber, Markus Huber(40ha.), Neumayer, Tom Dockner
    • Vineyards- Altesetzen, Hochschopf, Zwirchberg

WAGRAM DAC.     @Klosterneuburg

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner 51%, Roter Veltliner 10%, Riesling 8%, Fruhroter Veltliner, Neuburger
    • International Chardonnay AKA=Morillon, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gri, Sylvaner,
  • ROT= Zweigelt 11%, Blauburgunder, Saint Laurent
    • International Pinot Noir 5%
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(North-East), REGION-Niederosterrich(West)
    • North-West of Vienna-City(10km.)
    • BORDERS-Kamptal(North-West), Weinviertel DAC.(North), Vienna(East), Traisental(South-West)
    • CITIES-Feuersbrunst, Fels, Grossriedenthal, Gosing, Kirchberg, Grobweikersdorf, Klosterneuburg
    • SUB-ZONES– North of Danube River
      • Engelmannsbrunn, Feuersbrunn, Gosing, Grobriedenthal, Grobweilkersdorf, Neudegg, Ottenthal, Ruppersthal, Stettenhof, Stetteldorf, Unterstockstall, Zaubenberg
    • SUB-ZONESSouth of Danube River
      • Baumgarten, Chorhern, Konigstetten, Tulbing,
  • TOPOOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous, On~Danube~River~
    • ON PLATEAU/ Wagram,  IN BASIN/ Molasse
    • Ridge of Hills Stretching to the East of Krems On the North Side of the Danube River.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Ice Age Wind-Loess, Marine Deposits, River Gravel, Sand
    • Hollabrunn-Mistelbach Formation(Sand & Gravel)
  • CLIMATE- Continental With Alpine Influence by Pannonian Plain
  • VITICULTURE- 2,420 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producer- Anton Bauer, Burnhard Ott(40ha.), Clemens Strobl, Leth, Familie Schuster, Josef Ehmoser, Klosterneuburg, Soellner Wogenrain
    • Vineyards- Eisenhut
  • VINICULTURE-  Still,  Ice Wine
    • Riedenweine– Single Vineyard
  • CULTURE- AKA=Donauland Till 2007
    • ~Etymology~ Comes From Wogenrain Meaning Shore…Referring to Its Location On Danube River.
    • ASSOCIATIONS– ~Roter Veltliner Donauterrassen~
      • Mission– Organic Producers In Wagram, Austria Who Research and Promote the Identity of Roter Veltliner.
    • Monks & Monasteries ~Stift Klosterneuburg~ Founded 1114

THERMENREGION DAC.     @Baden

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner, Neuburger, Rotgipfler, Zierfandler
  • ROT= Portugieser, Saint-Laurent, Zierfandler AKA=Spatrot, Zweigelt
    • International Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria, REGION-Niederosterrich(South), @Hw.#E59
    • South-East of Vienna-City(15km.)
    • BORDERS-Wien(North), Carnuntum DAC.(North-East), Burgenland(South-East)
    • Sub-Zones- Gumpoldskirchen, Traiskirchen, Soob Bad, Voslau, Tattendorf, Leoberdorf
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ Alps(Anninger/ Eachkogel Mountains), +Alt.?
    • BETWEEN-Vienna Basin & Limestone Alps
  • SOILS- MetamorphicSedimentary, Limestone(Marine Fossils), Loam, Gravel, Clay
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influence
    • *Summers– Hot, Dry   |   *Fall– Long/ Warm   |   *Winters– Cold, Wet
  • VITICULTURE- 2,200ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producer- Auer, Niegler, Fischer, Reinisch, Stadlmann
    • Vineyards- Mandel-Hoh
  • VINICULTURE-
    • Gumpoldsuirchen +BLEND/ Rotgipfler, Zierfandler
      • Estate/ Producer- Gebeshuber, Johanneshof Reinisch
      • Vineyards- Haslau, Hofpoint, Kreuzweingarten, Wiegen
  • HISTORY- City Named After the Ancient Hot Sulphur Springs In the Area.
    • Monks & Monasteries  ~Heiligenkreuz~
  • CULTURE- ~Etymology~ Thermenregion…Referring to the Spas or Thermen Found There.

CARNUNTUM DAC.     @Gottlesbrunn

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner, Gelber Muskateller, Welschriesling
    • Internationale Chardonnay AKA=Morillon, Pinot Gri, Weissburgunder
  • ROT= Blaufrankisch, Santz Laurent, Zweigelt
    • Internationale Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria, REGION-Niederosterrich(South-East), @Hw.# ?
    • South-East of Vienna-City(5km.), BETWEEN-Vienna & Slovakia
    • BORDERS-Slovakia(North-East), Vienna(North-East), Thermenregion DAC.(West), Burgenland(South-East)
    • Sub-Zones- Berg, Hainburg, Hoflein, Gottlesbrunn, Petronell, Prellenkirchen, Stixneusiedl, Spitzerberg
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ TerracesOn~Danube~River~(South)
    • SLOPES/ Arbesthaler Foothills, Hainburger Mountians, Leitha Range, +Alt.280mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Loam, Loess, Sand, Gravel, Limestone
    • Deposits From Paratethy Sea and Lake Pannon.
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influence
  • VITICULTURE- 900ha. Planted
    • Gebietswein(Regional Wine),  Ortswein(Village Wine), Riedenwein(Single Vineyard)
      • **Other Wine That Don’t Fall Into Quality Origins Are Labeled Niederosterreich.
  • VINICULTURE-
    • Estate/ Producer- Artner, D & G, Dorli Muhr, Franz & Christine, Gerhard Markowitsch, Glatzer, Grassl, Markowitsch, Muhr-Van der Niepoort, Netzi, Pttnauer, Taferner, Walter Glatzer
  • HISTORY & CULTURE- Former Roman City
    • 2019- DAC. Officially Established.
    • ~Etymology~ Named After Roman Military Installation.


🇦🇹AUSTRIAVienna/ Wien


VIENNA IS

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner 28%, Riesling 14%, Fruhroter Veltliner, Neubürger, Sylvaner, Welchriesling, Zierfandler
    • International Weissburgunder 8%, Chardonnay AKA=Morillon, Gewurztraminer, Grauburgunder, Muller Thurgau, Silberweisse AKA=Rauschling, Welschriesling
  • ROT= St. Laurent, Zweigelt
    • International Pinot Noir

GEOGRAPHY Austria(North-East), REGION-Vienna, LATITUDE: 48.2° N

  • BORDERS-Wagram(North-West), Weinviertel(North-East), Thermenregion(South-West), Carnuntum(South-East)
  • DISTTRICTS-Bisamberg, Grinzing, Kahlenberg, Mauer, Nussberg

TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous

  • SLOPES/ Vienna Hills, +Alt. 158mt. t0 405mt., On~Danube~River~

SOILS Metamorphic, ”Sedimentary

CLIMATE Continental,  *Summers– Warm Days, Cool Nights    |   *Winters– Cold

  • CHALLENGES– Hail, Spring Frost
    • Winds From South-West Off of the Pannonian Plain.

VITICULTURE 605ha. Planted, (White 85%/ Red 15%)

  • Field Blends- **Refer to Wein/ Gemschte Satz For Detailed Information.
  • Vienna is Considered the Largest Urban Vineyard Region In the World.

VINICULTURE SEKT…SPARKLING…Method/ Traditional

  • Estate/ Producer- Jutta Ambrositch, Cobenzi, Fritz, Wailand, Zimmerman, Zawadsky
  • Vineyards-

HISTORY- Vines First 

  • 500 BC. @Vienna Vines Planted by Celts and the Illyrians.
  • 300 @Vienna Vines Planted by Romans

CULTURE Known For Wine Taverns.(Heurige)

  • Heurige- Austrian Wine Tavern Licensed by Local Winemakers to Serve Their Most Recent Years Wine, Following Current Growing Season. The Heurige of Vienna Are Known For Gemutlichkeit.
    • The Vast Number of the 250 Producers In Vienna Sell Their Wines Exclusively at Their Heurige. Meaning the Majority of the Wine Never Makes it Into Bottle.
  • Gemutlichkeit- A Space or State of Warmth, Friendliness. Emphasizing Good Wine, Food and Social Acceptance, Belonging, Well Being and Peace of Mind.
  • Buschenschenken- Bunch of Fir Branches Tied Above the Entrance of the Heurige Signifying Fresh Wine.

GOING THERE

  • WINE TRAIL~ ~Vienna Wine Trail~
  • GASTRONOMY… Meat Based Stews, Goulash    CHEESE
  • FESTIVALS~ ~Vievinum~ (May/ Vienna)
    • Mission~ The Largest and Most Important Showcase of Austrian Wine.

  • SUB-ZONES Of VIENNA
  • NUSSBERG
    • Geography- Vienna(North), DISTRICT
    • TopographyRolling/ Hilly, +Alt.188mt.- 355mt., On~Danube~River~
    • Estate/ Producers- Buschenschank Hajszan(17ha.), Edimoser(12ha.), Hirt, Wagner, Worseg, Zahel
    • Vineyards- Sommeregg
  • SIEVERING
    • Geography- Vienna(North)
    • TopographyRolling/ Hilly
    • Estate/ Producers- Ringelspiel
    • Vineyards- Neustifter, Reissern
  • MAUERBERG
    • Geography- Vienna(South-West), MUNICIPALITY-Mauer
    • TopographyRolling/ Hilly
    • Vineyards- (26ha.), Kadolzberg(13ha.), Kroissberg(2.8ha.), Leiten(7.7ha.), Roth-Durren(2.5ha.), Sauberg
  • OBERLAA
    • Geography- Vienna(South-East)
    • TopographyRolling/ Hilly
    • Vineyards- Goldberg, Haidacker, Johannespointen, Unteres Feld, Weischeltal
  • GRINZING
    • Geography- Vienna(North), MUNICIPALITY-Grinzing
    • Topography- Rolling/ Hilly, +Alt. 218mt. – 376mt.
    • Vineyards- Arnolzau(1.1ha.), Glocken(.80ha.), Hungerberg(5.9ha.), Kleben(.62ha.), Muckenthal(8.3ha.), Pisenkopf(10ha.), Point(3.3ha.), Reisenberg(14ha.), Ring(2.4ha.), Seienhaus(1.1ha.), Schenkenberg(5.1ha.), Schreibern(1.2ha.), Sommeregg(2.9ha.), Steinberg(5.5ha), Thorsaulen(1.7ha.), Wagenspaer(3.2ha.)
  • BISAMBERG-WEIN
    • Geography- Vienna
    • Estate/ Producers- Wieninger(50ha.)

WIENER GEMISCHTER SATZ DAC.    @Wien

  • WEIS= Fruhroter Veltliner, Grüner Veltliner, Jubilaumsrebe, Neuburger, Toter Veltliner, Rotgipfler, Sylvaner, Welschriesling, Zierfandler
    • International Chardonnay AKA=Morillon,, Chasselas, Goldburger, Grauburgunder, Muller Thurgau, Muscat(Yellow), Orangetraube, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Traminer, Weissburgunder
  • ROT= St. Laurent, Zweigelt
    • International Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria, REGION-Vienna(Greater)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly
  • VITICULUTURE- ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producer- Christ(9ha.), Cobenzi, Edelmoser, Feuerwehr-Wagner, Franz, Fuhrgassl-Huber, Groiss, Hans Peter Goebel, Hajszanneumann, Jutta Ambrsitsch, Kroiss, Mayer am Pfarrplatz, R & A Pfaffl, Rotes Haus, Wien Cobenzi, Wieninger
    • Vineyards- Bisamberg, Nussberg, Rosengart, Werner
  • VINICULTURE- Field Blend- Growing Different Grape Varieties Within a Single Vineyard.
    • You Will Find Field Blends Grown In Various Villages Within the City Boundaries.
    • Field Blends Were the Easiest Way For a Wine Grower to Ensure the Greatest Likelihood of Making Drinkable/ Salable Wine Each Year.
    • To Be Labeled Gemischter Satz the Wine Must Be a Field Blend Produced In Vienna and Made Up of At least 3 Different Grapes Planted, Harvested, Fermented Together.
    • Main Grape In Blend Can’t Exceed 50%, Third Highest Grape at Least 10%.
    • +12.5%  ABV.
  • HISTORY- The Different Grape Varieties Were Grown Together as a Form of Frost and Disease Insurance. Over Time the  Particular Mix Became a Hallmark of Each Producers.
  • CULTURE- Weiner Gemischter Satz Translates to…Viennese Mixed Planting.
    • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Wien Wien~ Members Committed to the Production of Gemischter Satz.


🇦🇹AUSTRIABurgenland


BURGENLAND IS            @

  • WEIS= Bouvier, Furmit, Grüner Veltliner, Muller Thurgau, Muscat Ottonel, Riesling, Welschriesling
    • International Chardonnay AKA=Morillon, Gelber Muskateller, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROT= Blaufrankisch, St. Laurent
    • International Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir

GEOGRAPHY Austria(East), REGION-Burgenland, LATITUDE: 47.1°N

  • BORDERS-Hungary(East), Neiderosterreich(North), Steiermark(South)
  • Sub-Zones/ DAC.’s- Eisenberg DAC., Neusiedlersee DAC., Leithaberg DAC., Mittelburgenland DAC., Rosalia DAC., Rust

TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous,

  • SLOPES/ Southern Alps(Leitha Mountains), +Alt.115mt.- 540mt.
  • On~Lake~Neusiedlersee~(Near)

SOILS Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, Sand

CLIMATEContinental,  *Summers– Hot, Humid   |   *Winters– Cold, Wet

VITICULTURE 11,900 ha. Planted

HISTORY

  • After the Phylloxera Infestation of 1860’s, French-American Hybrid Were Planted to Remedy the Problem. By the Early 1900‘s Grafting Onto American Root-Stock Was Discovered and Solved the Issue. By This Time Austrian Had Acquired the Taste For These Hybrids and to This Day a Small Amount of Wine is Produced and Enjoyed by Austria and a Place In Its Wine Culture Remains.

CULTURE Neiderosterreich & Burgenland is Ofter Referred to as Weinland Osterreich.

  • GASTRONOMY…                    |    CHEESE

NEUSIEDLERSEE DAC.    @Nevsiedl

  • WEIS= Furmit, Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling
    • International Chardonnay AKA=Morillon, Gelber Muskateller, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris
  • ROT= Blaufrankisch, St. Laurent, Zweigelt
    • International Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(East), REGION-Burgenland(North)
    • BORDERS-Slovakia(East), Leithaberg DAC.(West), CITIES-Rust, Illmitz
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ RollingOn~Lake~Neusiedlersee~(East)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, Sand
  • VITICULTURE- 8,300 ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE- Late Harvest,  Botrytis(Ruster Ausbruch)
    • Estate/ Producer- Andert Wein, Kracher(32ha.), Moric(17ha./ Nat.Pro.), Meinklang, Michlits, Rosi Schuster, Umathum, Schrock, Velich, Willi Opitz

LEITHABERG DAC.     @Rust

  • WEIS= Furmit, Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling
    • International Chardonnay AKA=Morillon, Pinot Blanc
  • ROT= Blaufrankisch
    • International Cabernet Franc
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(East), REGION-Burgenland(North)
    • CITIES-Andau, Frauenkirchen, Gols, Halbturn, Illmitz, Neusiedl am See, Pamhagen
    • BORDERS-Neusiedlersee DAC.(East), Mitterburgenland DAC.(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ Leitha Mountains, +Alt. 160mt.
    • On~Lake~Neusiedlersee~(West)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, Schist
    • Ruster Gravel– Loamy Sand, Lime and Prehistoric Rock/ Ammonites
  • CLIMATE- Continental, +WIND/ ~Pannonian~
  • VITICULTURE- 3,900 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producer- Altenburger, Esterhazy, Feiler-Artinger, Gernot and Heike Heinrich, Heidi Schrock, Koll-Wentz, Prieler(20ha.), Rosi Schuster, Triebaumers, Umathum
    • Vineyards- Goldberg, Mariental
  • VINICULTURE-
    • Botrytis- Humid Moisture From Wide/ Shallow Neusiedlesee Lake Induces Botrytis.
      • Ruster AusbruchWEIS= Welschriesling, Muscat Ottonel, Bouvier
  • CULTURE- Leithaberg AKA=Neusiedlesee-Hugelland
    • Rust is Know as the The Royal Free City, In 1681 the Citizens Bought the City From Emperor Leopold For 60,000 Guilders and 500 Eimer(30,000 Liter of Wine).
  • RUSTER AUSBRUCH DAC.     @Rust

MITTELBURGENLAND DAC.     @Oberpullendorf

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner
  • ROT= Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt
    • International Cabernet Franc, Merlot
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(East), REGION-Burgenland(Central)
    • CITIES-Deutschkreuz, Horitschon, Operpullendorf
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, Schist, Clay, Sand
  • VITICULTURE- 1,800 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producer- Gesellmann, Heinrich, Igler, Kerschbaum, Moric, Wellanschitz, Meninger

EISENBERG DAC.     @Eisenstadt

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner
  • ROT= Blaufrankisch, Blauer Wildbacher
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(East), REGION-Burgenland(South)
    • BORDERS-Hungary(East), Steiermark(East), Mittelburgenland DAC.(North-East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 580mt., On~Pinka~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Iron-Rich Crystalline Schist
  • VITICULTURE- 450 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producer- Jalits, Krutzer, Uwe Schiefer, Wachter-Wiesler
  • VINICULTURE- Uhoudler- Bitter Rose Wine Produced From Hybrid Grapes…
    • ROT= Concord, Isabella, Elvira, Clinton, Ripadella, Noah
  • CULTURE- Eisenberg AKA=Sudbergenland

ROSALIA DAC.     @Mattersburg

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner
  • ROT= Blaufrankisch 60%, Zweigelt
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(East), REGION-Burgenland, DISTRICT-Mattersburg
    • CITIES-Neudorfl, Matterburg, Marz, Pottsching, Schattendorf, Sigleb
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling, On~Wulka~River~
    • SLOPES/ Leitha Range/ Rosaliengebirge(Rosalia Mountains), +Alt.750 mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Brow-Earth, Loess
  • VITICULTURE- 297  ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE- Red(+ABV.12%),  Reserve(+ABV.13%), Rose(Dry)
    • Estate/ Producer-
  • CULTURE- ~Etymology~ Rosalia Refers to Rosaliengebirge Mountain Which Dominate the Area.


**Burgenland Wine Map Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase Maps at Delongwine.com



🇦🇹AUSTRIASteiermark


STYRIA IS   DAC.- 4      @Graz

  • WEIS= Gelber Muskateller, Grüner Veltliner, Traminor, Welchreisling
    • International Blauburgunder, Chardonnay AKA=Morillon, Rulander AKA=Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROT= Blauer Wildbacher, Roter Traminer, Saint-Laurent, Schilcher, Zweigelt
    • International Blauburgunder AKA=Pinot Noir

GEOGRAPHY Austria(South), REGION-Steiermark, LATITUDE: 47.6°N

  • BORDERS-Slovenia(South)
  • Sub-Zones/ DAC’s- Schilcherland DAC., Sudsteiermark DAC., Vulkanland DAC., Weststeiermark DAC. 

TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley, +Alt.222mt. – 760mt.

  • BETWEEN-Austrian Alps(West), Pannonian Plain(East)

SOILS Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary

  • Ocean, Schist, Limestone, Marl, Slate, Gravel

CLIMATEMediterranean” With Continental Influence

  • *Summers– Cool, Warm   |   *Winters– Cold, Wet

VITICLUTURE 5,040 ha. Planted

CULTURE– AKA= Styria, Steierland

  • ~Clapelteds~ Windmills Made to Scare of Birds and Visual Symbol of Styria.


**Steiermark Wine Map Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase Maps at Delongwine.com



WESTSTEIERMARK DAC.     @Graz

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling
    • International Chardonnay AKA=Morillon, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROT= Blauer Wildbacher
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(South-East), REGION-Steiermark,  @Hw.#A2
    • BORDERS-Slovenia(South), Sudsteiermark DAC.(South-East), Sud-Oststeiermark DAC.(North-East)
    • West of Graz-City(    km.)
    • VILLAGES-Deutschlandserg, St. Stefan On Stainz, Gross St. Florian, Wies
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ Koralpe Range, +Alt. 600mt.
  • VITICULUTURE- 630 ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE- Schilcher(Rose)  |   ROT= Blauer Wildbacher
    • Estate/ Producer- Bauchi, Der Zweiger, Bauer
  • CULTURE- AKA=West Styria

SUDSTEIERMARK DAC.     @Gamiltz

  • WEIS= Gelber Muskateller, Grüner Veltliner, Traminer, Welschriesling
    • International Chardonnay AKA=Morillon, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROT= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(South-East), REGION-Steiermark
    • BORDERS-Slovenia(South), Weststeiermark DAC.(West), Vulkanland Steiermark DAC.(East)
    • VILLAGES-St. Nikolai, Sausal, Kitzeck, Fresing, Gamiltz, Berghausen
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 550mt.
  • SOILS- MetamorphicSedimentary, Alluvial, Sandstone, Slate, Marl, Limestone
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • VITICULUTURE– 2,300 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producer- Alois Gross, Erich, Gerngross, Hannes Sabathi, Harkamp, Lackner-Tinnacher, Müller, Polz, Ried, Sattlerhof, Schauer, Seit(*1912), Steinriegl, Tement, Tscheppe, Wohlmuth
    • Vineyards- Grassnitzberg, Kapellenweingarten
  • CULTURE- Vulkanland Steiermark AKA=South Styria/ Sud-Oststeiermark
  • ECONOMY- ~Riedel Glass~ Crystal Glassware Produced In Kufstein
    • Each Glass Shape Designed to Enhance Different Styles of Wine.

VULKANLAND STEIERMARK DAC.     @Kloch

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner, Traminer, Welschriesling,
    • International Pinot Blanc, Rulander, Morillon AKA=Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROT= Roter Traminer, Saint-Laurent, Zweigelt
    • International Blauburgunder AKA=Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(South-East), REGION-Steiermark, @Hw.#E59/ 66
    • East of Graz-City(   km.)
    • VILLAGES-St. Peter am Ottersbach, Straden, Kapfenstein, Sankt Anna am Aigen
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Basalt, Sand, Loam
  • VITICULUTURE- 1,100 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producer- Krispel, Neumeister, Peter Skoff, Ploder-Rosenberg, Winkler-Hermanden
  • CULTURE- AKA=South-East Styria
    • BERGLAND– The Collection of Remaining Austrian Region, None of Which Produce Large Quanities of Wine.
      • Vorarlberg, Tirol, Oberosterreich, Salzberg, Karnter

SCHILCHERLAND DAC.     @Graz

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner
  • ROT= Blauer Wildbacher
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(South-East), REGION-Styria, West of Graz0-City(    km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling
    • VILLAGES– Obergreith
  • VITICULUTURE- ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE- Schilcher(Rose)  |  ROT= Blauer Wildbacher
    • Estate/ Producer-


🇦🇹AUSTRIABergland

  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(West), REGION-Bergland,
    • SUB-REGIONS-Karntern, Salzburg, Tirol, Vorarlberg
  • VITICULTURE- Although Bergland Has Grapes Planted In Every Sub-Region, There is Not Enough For My to Demystify the Entire Region.

VORARLBERG DAC.     @Bregenz

  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(West), REGION-Vorarlberg

SALZBURG DAC.     @Salzburg

  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(West), REGION-Bergland, SUB-REGION-Salzburg

TIROL DAC.     @Innsbruck

  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(West), REGION-Bergland, SUB-REGION-Tirol

KARNTERN DAC.     @Klagenfurt

  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(West), REGION-Bergland, SUB-REGION-Karntern
  • CULTURE- AKA=Carinthia


**Refer to BIBLIOGRAPHY/ Sources For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced.