AUSTRIA IS–  Regions4     DAC.- 18     @Vienna

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner(Indigenous?) 32%, Bouvier, Brauner Veltliner, Fruhroter Veltliner(Indigenous), Goldburger, Jubilaumsrebe, Neuburger(Indigenous), Osterreichisch Weiss, Rosenmuskateller, Roter Veltliner(Indigenous), Rotgipfler(Indigenous), Silvaner, Vulpea, Zierfandler(Indigenous)
    •    International Welschriesling 9%, Rivaner AKA=Müller Thurgau 7%, Riesling 3%, Fruhroter Veltliner AKA=Malvasier, Furmint, Grauburgunder/Rulander 3% AKA=Pinot Gris, Blutenmuskatelle, Bohotin, Bouvier, Busuioaca, Furmint, Gelber Muskateller, Klevner AKA=Pinot Blanc, Morillon AKA=Chardonnay, Muskat(Ottonel), Muskateller AKA=Muscat(Blanc A Petits Grain), Muskat Sylvaner AKA=Sauvignon Blanc, Scheurebe, Silberweisse AKA=Rauschling, Traminer, Weissburgunder AKA=Pinot Blanc
  • 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  Spatburgunder AKA=Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Roter Traminer AKA=Savagnin Rose, Syrah

GEOGRAPHY REGION-Central Europe, COUNTY-Austria, +Latitude(46.76° to 48.1°N)

  • BORDERS-Chez Republic(North-East), Germany(North), Hungary(East), Italy(South), Slovakia(South), Switzerland(West)
  • Macro Sub-Regions- Bergland, Burgenland, Niederosterrech(Lower Austria), Steiermark(Styria), Wien(Vienna)
  • Micro Sub-Regions- Carnuntum DAC., Eisenberg DAC., Kamptal DAC., Kremstal DAC., Leithaberg DAC., Mittelburgenland DAC., Neusiedlersee DAC., Rosalia DAC., Sudsteiermark DAC., Thermenregion DAC., Traisental DAC., Vulkanland Steiermark DAC., Wachau DAC, Wagram DAC., Weinviertel DAC., Weststeiermark DAC.

TOPOGRAPHYFeatures Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraced, +Altitude(158mt. to 600mt.)

  • 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
  • +WINDS~~Pannonian~,  +Diurnal Shifts(+20°)

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

  • 85% Percentage of Grapes Required to Be Labeled Single Varietal 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.


  • ~Etymology~ Osterreich is the German Name For Austria Meaning Eastern Kingdom.
  • PIONEERS~ ~Rudolph SteinerAustria/ Alsace/ Basel
    • Esoteric Leader and Spiritual Founder of Bio-Dynamics.
  • 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~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Osterreicheische Traditionsweinguter~
    • Mission– Founded In 1992, Primary Objective is to Create a Classification of Austria’s Vineyards. This Should Provide Consumers With an Element of Orientaiton In Navigatin Austria’s Myriad Appellations of Origin.
  • WINE HOLIDAYS~ ~International Grüner Veltliner Day~ (April 6th.)
  • WINE HOLIDAYS~ ~International Riesling Day~ (May 13st.)
  • FESTIVALS~ ~Vievinum~ (May/ Vienna)
    • Mission~ The Largest and Most Important Showcase of Austrian Wine.


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


  • 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.
    • 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
        • 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= Elbling, Grüner Veltliner, Huxelrebe, Kerner, Riesling, Silvaner, Welchreisling
      • International Chardonnay, Grauburgunder, Rivaner, Weissburgunder
    • ROT= Blauer Widbacter, Blaufrankisch, Gewürtztraminer, St. Laurent, Zweigelt
    • HISTORY- Since 1846, 2015- PDO. Officially Established.
    • VINICULTURE- SPARKLING…Method/ Traditional, Tank,  Bianco,  Rose,  Red
      • Sight: Clear/ Hazy
      • Aroma: Citrus, Stone Fruits
      • Palate:          /      , +BODY, Citrus, Stone Fruit
      • Structure: Low Tannins, –ABV., High Acid
        • FOOD PAIRING…                CHEESE PAIRING
      • SEKT PDO. (Level 1)- Grapes Harvested and Pressed In a Single Austrian Federal State.
        • VINICULTURE- SPARKLING…Method/ Any Method(Traditional, Tank)
        • White,  Rose,  Red,  +Aged +9 Months On Lees
        • Producers Allowed to Use Any of 35 Permitted Grape Varieties.
      • SEKT RESERVE PDO. (Level 2)- Grapes Harvested and Pressed In a Single Austrian Federal State.
        • VINICULTURE- SPARKLING…Method/ Traditional
        • Hand Harvested, +Aged +18 Months On Lees,  Classified as Brut or Drier.
      • SEKT GROSSE RESERVE PDO. (Level 3)- Grapes Harvested an Pressed In Single Municipality.
        • VINICULTURE- SPARKLING…Method/ Traditional
        • Hand Harvested,  +Aged +36 Months On Lees,  Classified as Brut or Drier
      • Estate/ Producer- Brundlmayer, Ebner-Ebenauer, Erich & Walter Polz, Harkamp, Loimer, Madi, Malat, Potzinger, Salomon-Undhof, Schloss Gobelsburg


  • 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.



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

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, +Altitude(200mt. to 500mt.), 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 Niederosterreich+PronouncedNee-der-oz-ter-ryke

  • GASTRONOMY…  Apfelstrudel(Flaky-Apple Pastry), Buchtein(Dessert), Knodel(Dumpling), Potato Gulasch, Powidltascherl(Plum-Jam Turnover), Sachertorte(Chocolate Sponge Cake), Vienna Sausage, Wiener Schnitzel(Fried-Breaded Veal Cutlet),            
    • CHEESE… Alpenkase, Graukase, Moosbacher Kase, Osterkron
  • 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.


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


  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner 50%, Fruhroter Veltliner, Jubilaumsrebe, Muskateller, Riesling, Welschriesling
    • International Morillon, Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, Traminer, Weissbugunder
  • ROT= Blauer Portugieser, Saint Laurent, Zweigelt
    • International Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
  • 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– Breitenwaida, Falkenstein, Hernbaumgarten, Haugsdork, Horn, Poysdorf, Retz, Roschitz, Wolkersdork
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous, On~Danube~River~
    • SLOPES/ Leiser Berge, +Altitude( ? )
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary
    • Loess(Alluvial), Loess(Wind), Clay, Gravel, Sand, Loam, Lime, Black Earth
  • CLIMATE- Continental
  • VITICULTURE- 13,800ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Der Pollerhof, Durnberg, Dworzak, Ebner-Ebenauer(Sparkling), Falk, Gmeinbock, Graf Hardegg, Groiss(Ingrid), Haimer, Hummer, Pfaffl, Pfeffer, Pollerhof(18ha), Pratsch, Ruttenstock(17ha.), Sax, Setzer, Sohm & Kracher, Sonnenhugel, Taubenschuss, Weinrieder, Wimmer, Zull
    • Vineyards- Auersthal, Bad Pirawarth, Eben am Berg, Durnkrut, Ebenthal, Eggenburg, Enzersfeld, Erdberg, Falkenstein, Fahndorf, Guntersdorf, Grobkrut, Haberg, Hadres, Hagenbrunn, Henne, Herrnbaumgarten, Hoferthal, Hohenwarth, In Der Schablau, Jedenspeigen, Jetzelsdorf, Maissau, Mailberg, Mannersdorf a.d. March, Matzen, Niederrubah, Niedersulz, Oberfellabrunn, Obermarkersdorf, Unteretzbach, Pankrak, Poydorf, Prottes, Pulkau, Reipersberg, Retz, Roschitz, Rotenpullen, Sandgrube, Satz, Sauberg, Schrattenberg, Schrattenthal, Schrick, Sitzendorf, Staatz, Straning, Steinberg, Wildendurnbach, Zellerndorf, Ziersdorf, Zistersdorf
  • VINICULTURE- Reserve(+13% ABV.)
    •  SPARKLING…Sekt….Method/ Traditional

WACHAU DAC.     @Krems

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner 52%, Riesling 16%, Gelber Muskateller, Neuburger
    • International Morillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Malvasia, Weissburgunder
  • ROT= Zweigelt
    • International Spatburgunder
  • 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)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraces/ Gorge(Wachau)
    • SLOPES/ Bohemian Massif, +Altitude(210mt. to 529mt.), On~Danube~River~(30km. Stretch)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Urgestein(Primary Rock)
    • Adjacent to River- Alluvial Fans, Gravel, Sand
    • Terraces- Primary Rock(Gneiss(Gfohler), Marble, Amphibolite, Felspar, Mica, Schist)
    • Between- Wind-Loess, Granite, Marine Deposits
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influence, Many Micro-Climates
    • +WINDS~~Pannonian~,  +Diurnal Shifts(+20°)
    • 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– Grüner 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)
    • +Maceration to 10 Days, Vinified Dry/ +Aged On Lees/ Little to No Oak
    • Estate/ Producers- Alzinger, Domane Wachau*, Emmerich Knoll, Frischengruber(10ha.), FX. Pichler, Grabenwerkstatt, Gritsch, Hirtzberger, Hogl, Knoll, Hohann Donabaum, Josef Fischer, Leth, Mayer, Nikolaiholf, Piewald, Stagards(17ha.), Tegernseerhof, Veyder-Malberg
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Steinfeder- ABV. -11.5%/ (Light, Tangy, Refreshing)
      • ~Etymology~ Feathery, Decorative, Indigenous Grass Found On the Terraces
    • Federspiel- ABV. 11.5%- 12.4%/ (Dry, Middle Weight, Complex, Fruity)
      • ~Etymology~ Local Bird of Prey, Name From Historical Sport of Falconry.
    • Smaragd- ABV. +12.5%/ (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- Wachau+PronouncedVa-cow
    • Monks & Monasteries ~Melk Abbey~ Founded 1089   @Gottweig
    • GASTRONOMY… Pumpkin Soup, Catfish, Huchen Salmon, Mustard   |   CHEESE
    • UNESCO. WORLD HERITAGE SIGHT~ ~Wachau~ (Cultural, Landscape, Vineyards)
    • Geography- REGION-Niederosterreich, SUB-REGION-Wachau(West)
      • On~Danube~River~(North), @Hw.#3/217
    • Villages- Elsarn am Jauerling, Gut am Steg, Muhldorf, Schwallenbach, Spitz, Viessling, Willendorf
    • Vineyards- 1000-Eimerberg(13ha.), AlmenreithAmtsgarten Atzberg(4.2ha.), Axpoint(12.8ha.), Baumgartenthal(9.5ha.), Biern(10.5ha.), Brandstatt(25ha.), Bruch(17ha.), Bruchk, Buhel, Burgberg(12.8ha.), Donaufeld, Donaugarten(1.7ha.), Fluiding, Hartberg(15ha.), Hasenauer, Holle, Kalkofen(6ha.), Klostergarten(1.7ha.), Kobel(5.2ha.), Marbach, Muhlgraben(4.6ha.), Muhlberg(9.6ha.), Nussberg(9.6ha.), Offenberg(14.2ha.), Ortsried(14.8ha.), Pluris(11.7ha.), Pockstallern(1.7ha.), Point(2.6ha.), Sattel(2ha.), Schaffenfeld(14.5ha.), Schon(11.5ha.), Setzacker(16ha.), Setzberg(21.4ha.), Singerriedel(8.3ha.), Sonnleiten(2.6ha.), Steinborz(35ha.), Tannen, Trenning(14ha.), Turkthal, Vogelleithen(9.5ha.), Vogelleithen, Zornberg(9.3ha.)
    • Estate/ Producers- Andrea & Karl Lechner, Atzberg, Christoph Donabaum, FJ Gritsch, Franz Hitzberger, Helmut Donabaum, Heuriger Stalzer, Gebetsberger, Lagler, Mayer, Nothnagl, Ozelt, Rixinger, Schoberl, Thomas Gritsch
    • Geography- REGION-Niederosterreich, SUB-REGION-Wachau(West)
      • On~Danube~River~(South), @Hw.#33
    • Villages- Arnsdof, Bacharnsdorf, Hofarnsdorf, Mitterarnsdorf, Oberarnsdorf, Obstbau Wintner, St. Johann Mauerthale
    • Vineyards- Altenweg(8ha.), Bachgarteln(5ha.), Buchenthal(15ha.), Hoferthal(19.5ha.), Johannserberg(2.6ha.), Mitterbirg(17.5ha.), Poigen(37ha.), Scheibenthal(6.5ha.), Stiegelsthal(13.3ha.), Thal(14.5ha.), Traunthal(12.8ha.), Ziegelbruch(1.1ha.)
    • Estate/ Producers- Der Haslinger, Gastehaus Pammer, Karin & Franz Hick, Matthias Pochlinger, Winzerhof Machherndl, Winzerhof Pochlinger
    • Geography- REGION-Niederosterreich, SUB-REGION-Wachau(Central)
      • On~Danube~River~(North), @Hw.#3
    • Villages- Hofarnsdorf, Joching, Oberamsdorf, Mitteramsdorf, St. Johann, St. Micheal, Weibenkirchen, Wosendorf
    • Vineyards- Achleiten(21ha.), Altau(3ha.), Angern, Bachsatz(3.3ha.), Donauboden(9.9ha.), Donaubriten, Frauengarten Gaisberg(27ha.), Harzenleithen(9.6ha.), Hinder der Burg(11ha.), Hinterkirchen(10ha.), Hockrain(27.5ha.), Höll(7.8ha),  Jochinger Berg(57ha.), Kichweg(19.5 ha.), Kollmitz(52ha.), Loibenberg(5.5ha.), Marienfeld(15.5ha.), Pichlpoint((17.5ha.), Postaller(25ha.), Ralais(11ha.), Ritzling, Simbach(3.2ha.), Steinriegl(30ha.), Steinwand(28ha.), Vorder Atzberg, Vorderseiber(42ha.), Weitenberg(25.5ha.), Zwerithaler
    • Estate/ Producers- Alfred Schwaiger, Bernhard, Braun, Brot, Bruch, Ernsthofer, Erich Bayer, Franz Lengsteiner, Ferdinand Denk, Hollmuller, Holzapfel, Josef Jamek, Kronberger, Machherndl, Mazza, Prager, Rudi Pichler, Rudi Schrey, Veyder-Malberg, Wagner, Wein Salomon
    • Geography- REGION-Niederosterreich, SUB-REGION-Wachau(Central)
      • On~Danube~River~(South), @Hw.#33
    • Villages- R0ssatz, Ruhrsdorf
    • Vineyards- Buschenberg, Frauenweingarten(21ha.), Kellerweingarten, Kockgarten, Kirnberg(12.7ha.), Kreuzberg(27ha.), Lichtensteinerin, Leibenberg, Mugler(17ha.), Obere Pointen(21ha.), Point(41ha.), Ritzling, Steiger(20ha.), Zanzl(7.3ha.)
    • Estate/ Producers- Edith Fischer, Josef Fischer, Gunther Kendl, Polz
    • Geography- REGION-Niederosterreich, SUB-REGION-Wachau(East)
      • On~Danube~River~(North), @Hw.#3
    • Villages– Durnstein(Frauenweingarten), Loiben, Oberloiben, Rothenhof, Unterloiben
    • Vineyards- Burgstall(7.6ha.), Frauenweingarten(18ha.), Galiziberg, Hochstrasser(6.6.ha.), Hoherech(6.1ha.), Hollerin(4.1 ha.), Kellbererg(15.5ha.), Kreutles(8.6ha.), Kummersthal, Liebenberg, Loibenberg(35ha.), Mugler, Muhlpoint(6.5ha.), Ortsried(11.8ha.), Rothenberg(5.3ha.), Schlossberg(1.6ha.), Schutt(3.5ha.), Steinertal(4.6ha.), Steiger, Superin(8.3ha.), Trum(6.5ha.), Vogelberg, Wandl(8.8ha.), Wunderburg(2.2ha.)
    • Estate/ Producers- Alzinger, Bauerl, Domane Wachau, Knoll, Schmidl, Simon Gattinger, Tegernseerhof, Vinotake
    • Geography- REGION-Niederosterreich, SUB-REGION-Wachau(East)
      • On~Danube~River~(South), @Hw.#33
    • Villages- Baumgarten, Rossatz, Mautern, Unterbergern
    • Vineyards- Alte Point(33ha.), Bischofpoint(50ha.), Burggarten((1.1ha.), Donauleiten(9ha.), Galiziberg, Kummersthal, Laach(15.99ha.), Ladoschn(11ha.), Liebenberg, Mugler, Prebarn, Raubern(20ha.), Schlossberg(17ha.), Silberbichl(53ha.), Steiger, Strudel(35ha.), Sussenberg(28ha.), Vogelberg, Weingebirge(6.7ha.), Zaum(31ha.)
    • Estate/ Producers- Aschauer, Eder, Haiderer, Hutter, Nikolaifof, Romerweg

KREMSTAL DAC.     @Krems

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner, Roter Veltliner
    • International Morillon, Muskateller, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Traminer, Weisburgunder
  • ROT= Blauburgunder, St. Laurent, Zweigelt
    • International Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Spatburgunder
  • 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, +Latitude(48.41°N)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraced/ Valley(Krems)
    • SLOPES/ Gottweig Mountain, +Altitude(300mt. to 500mt.)
    • On~Krems~River~Tributary~Danube~River~(North)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Glimmerschiefer(Mica-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, Geyerhof(*1424/23ha.), Laurenz V, Lenz Moser, Malat(*1722), Mantlerhof, Müller-Grossmann, Nigl, Proidl, Rainer Wess, Sepp Moser, Salomon-Undhof(38ha.), Schloss Gobelsburg, Stadt Krems, Stift Gottweig, Walzer(Richard), Winzer Krems(Co.-Op./900 Grower/1,010 ha.)
  • VINICULTURE- Steinzeug(Thick Walled Stoneware Fermentation Vessel)
  • NORTH Of DANUBE/City of Krems/Eastern Area
    • Districts- Gedersdorf, Krems an der Donau, Rohrendorf, Senftenberg, Stratzing-Dross, Stein
    • Vineyards- Altenburg, Auf der Haid, Auf der Hohe, Braunsdorf, Breiter Rain(EL.), Eben, Edritzstein, Ehrenfels(EL.), Emerlingtal, Faucha, Frauenbach, Frechau(EL.), Gaisberg(EL.), Gartl, Gartling, Gebling(EL.), Goldberg(EL.), Gottschelle(EL.), Grillenparz(EL.), Hausbergen, Hochacher(EL.), Hochsatzen, Holzgasse, Hund, Im Berg, Im Inneren Thalland, Im Saherken, Im Talheim, In der Gais, Kirchenberg(EL.), Kogl(EL.), Kremser, Kreuzschragen, Leithen, Lilien-Feldberg, Lindberg(EL.), Marchgasse, Marthal(EL.), Meiselackern, Moosburgerin(EL.), Oberer Weinzierlberg, Oberfeld(EL.), Partschen, Paschingerin, Pellinger(EL.), Pfaffenberg(EL.), Pitchental, Rammeln, Reisenthal, Sandgrube, Schiefer, Schnabel(EL.), Schreck(EL.), Silberbichl(EL.), Sommerleiten, Spiegal(EL.), Steinbuhel(EL.), Steingraben(EL.), Steiner Hund, Steiner Pfaffenberg, Stunnogeln(EL.), Thurnerberg(EL.), Tiefenthal, Vordernberg(EL.), Wachtberg(EL.), Wieden, Weiland(EL.), Weinzierlberg, Weitgasse, Zehetnerin, Zwetl(EL.)
    • Districts- Furth, Palt, Paudorf
    • Vineyards- Am Sand, Brunngraben, Brunnleiten, Eichbuhel, Eisfeld, Gaisberg(EL.), Goldberg(EL.), Gottschelle(EL.), Hadratstall, Herrentrost, Hochrain, Hohenacker, Hoher Rain, Hohlgraben, Holzacker, In Schrotten, In Schiefern, Innausen, Katzengraben, Kirchensteig(EL.), Kleedorf, Langstampf, Leiten, Lusthausberg, Maring, Mitterweg, Neubergen, Neuberg, Heubergern, Obere Ziestel, Oberfeld(EL.), Panholz, Satzen, Schlucht, Schweren Zapfen, Seebodenberg, Silberbugel(EL.), Spickenberg, Steinbuhel(EL.), Steinhagen Steinling, Steinleithn(EL.), Unter Ziestel, Zasen, Zaum

KAMPTAL DAC.     @Langenlois

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner, Fruhroter Veltliner, Gelber Muskateller, Gelber Traminer, Muscat(Ottonel), Roter Veltliner
    • International Morillon, Gewürtztraminer, Grauburgunder, Riesling, Rivaner, Weissburgunder
  • ROT= Blauburger, Blauer Portugieser, Blaufrankisch, Saint Laurent, Zweigelt
    • International Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Spatburgunder
  • 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, Mittelberg, Mollands, Schiltern, Schonberg am Kamp, Strass im Strassertale, Zobing
    • Sub-Zones- West of Kamp River,  East of Kamp River, +Latitude(48.47°N)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Terraced/ Valley(Kamp)
    • SLOPES/ Heiligenstein Mountains/ Manhartsberg Mountains, Kammerner Gaisberg, +Altitude(200mt. to 350mt.)
    • On~Fahnbach/Kamp~River~Tributary~Danube~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Bedrock(Granite, Gneiss)
    • Sandstone, Loam(Lamm), Wind-Loess, Chalk
    • Rocks From the Permian Period.(260 MYA.)(Variscan Orogeny/ Molasse Basin)
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influence
    • Influenced by Pannonian Plain(East) & Waldviertel Forest(West)
  • VITICULTURE- 3,600ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producer- Allram, Am Berg, Angerer, Brundlmayer(Sparkling), Dr. Salomon, Eichinger(16ha.), Fegeri, Hans Moser, Hiedler, Hirsch, Gobelsburg(*1171/70ha./Sparkling), Jurtschitsch, Laurenz V., Leindl, Loimer, Markus Schuller,  Martin & Anna Arndorfer, Rabl, Stadt Krems, Steininger, Stephanus, Weixelbaum
    • Vineyards- Absdorfer, Anger, Auf der Setz, Badfeld, Berntal, Blikenweg, Brunngasse, Dehant(EL.), Dorner, Eichberg, Gaisberg(EL.), Gansigraben, Gerichtsthal, Gleibein, Gobelsberger Haide, Grub(EL.), Hasel, Heiligenstein, Hintenaus, Hofstatt, Hohlenstein(EL.), Huttbuhel, Hutweg, Kaferberg(EL.), Karl, Kittmannsberg(EL.), Kleeblatt, Kogelberg(EL.), Lamm(EL.), Lammberg, Landstrab, Loiserberg(EL.), Loisium, Ofenberg(EL.), Pfeifenberg, Placher, Point, Reising, Reith, Renner(EL.), Ringerin, Sachsenberg, Sandgrube, Satzen, Schenkenbichl(EL.), Schreckenberg, Seeberg(EL.), Seinhaus(EL.), Soss, Spiegel(EL.), Stangl, Stein(EL.), Steinwand, Steinmassl(EL.), Steinsetz, Strsser Gaisberg, Vogelsang, Wechselberg Spiegel(EL.), Wechselberg, Wolfsgraben, Wolfsgruben
  • VINICULTURE- Reserve(ABV. +13%)
  • CULTURE- 2008- DAC. Officially Established.
    • Monks & Monasteries ~Zwettl Monastery~ Founded 1171

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

TRAISENTAL DAC.     @St. Polten

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner 60%
    • 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)
    • CITIES-Getzersdorf, Herzogenburg, Inzerdorf, Nussdof, Reichersdorf, Traismauer, Wolbling
    • +Latitude(48.20°N)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Terraces, +Altitude( ? )
    • 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- 818 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producer- Huber, Markus Huber(40ha.), Neumayer, Tom Dockner
    • Vineyards- Alte Setzen(EL.), Getzerddorf(EL.), Hochschopf(EL.), Plezengraben(EL.), Rothenbart(EL.), Zwirch(EL.)

WAGRAM DAC.     @Klosterneuburg

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner 51%, Roter Veltliner 10%, Riesling 8%, Fruhroter Veltliner, Neuburger
    • International Gewürztraminer, Morillon, Pinot Gri, Sylvaner, Weissbugunder
  • ROT= Zweigelt 11%, Blauburgunder, Saint Laurent
    • International Spatburgunder 5%
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(North-East), REGION-Niederosterrich(West)
    • North-West of Vienna-City(10km.), +Latitude(48.30°N)
    • 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, +Altitude( ? ), 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- Brunnthal(EL.), Eisenhut(EL.), Georgenberg(EL.), Goldberg(EL.), Hohenberg(EL.), Mordthal(EL.), Rosenberg, Scheiben(EL.), Schlossberg(EL.), Spiegel(EL.), Steinberg(EL.)
  • 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


  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner, Neuburger, Rotgipfler, Zierfandler

    • International  Grauburgunder, Morillon, Weissbugunder
  • ROT= Blauer Portugieser, Portugieser, Saint-Laurent, Zierfandler AKA=Spatrot, Zweigelt
    • International Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Spatburgunder
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria, REGION-Niederosterrich(South), +Latitude(48.20°N)
    • @Hw.#E59, South-East of Vienna-City(15km.)
    • BORDERS-Wien(North), Carnuntum DAC.(North-East), Burgenland(South-East)
    • CITIES-Baden, Bad Voslau, Brunn am Gebirge, Gumpoldskirchen, Modling, Perchtolsdorf, Pfaffstatten, Sooss, Tattendorf, Traiskirchen
    • Sub-Zones Northern Area, Southern Area
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly+Altitude(200mt. to 420mt.)
    • SLOPES/ Austrian Alps(Anninger/ Eachkogel Mountains), +Gradient(10° to 30°)
    • BETWEEN-Vienna Basin & Limestone Alps
    • ON FAULT/~Austrian Alps~ & ~Vienna Basin~
  • SOILS- MetamorphicSedimentary, Limestone(Marine Fossils), Loam(Silty), Gravel, Clay
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influence, Near Vienna Woods
    • *Summers– Hot, Dry   |   *Fall– Long/ Warm   |   *Winters– Cold, Wet
  • VITICULTURE- 2,185ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producer- Auer, Niegler, Fischer, Johanneshof Reinisch, Stadlmann
    • Vineyards- Barenschwanzel(30ha.), Brindlbach(10ha.), Brunner Berg(16ha.), Den Jenninen(8ha.), Fehner(11ha.), Flamming(2.5ha.), Frauenfeld(99ha.), Glaslautern(20ha.), Goldtruhe(6ha.), Gradenthal(26ha.), Griess(3ha.), Grillenhugel, Haslau, Haspel(13ha.), Kastenbaum, Hofpoint, Holzspur(47ha.), Iglsee(26ha.), Kreuzweingarten, Laim(5ha.), Landstiebeln(12.5ha.), Lores, Ober Kirchen(5ha.), Mandel-Hoh(3.5ha.), Rasslerin(16ha.), Rodauner(8.5ha.), Ronald(24ha.), Rosenberg(56ha.), Satzing(13ha.), Schon(12ha.), Schullern(8ha.), Schwaben(26ha.), Sonnleiten(103ha.), Spiegel(29ha.), Stiftsbreite(40ha.), Tagelsteiner(21ha.), Thorlberg(24ha.), In Waasnen(2.5ha.), Weisses Kreuz(115ha.), Wiege(1.5ha.)
    • Vineyards- Mandel-Hoh
    • Gumpoldskirchen +BLEND/Rotgipfler, Zierfandler
      • Estate/ Producer- Gebeshuber, Johanneshof Reinisch
  • 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 20%, Welschriesling 5%, Gelber Muskateller
    • Internationale Morillon 6%, Muscat Yellow AKA=Muscat((Blanc A Petits Grain), Grauburgunder, Muscat, Rivaner Sylvaner, Weissburgunder
  • ROT= Zweigelt 27%, Blaufrankisch 11%, Roesler, Santz Laurent
    • Internationale Merlot 6%, Cabernet Sauvignon, Spatburgunder, 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~(North)
    • SLOPES/ Arbesthaler Foothills, Hainburger Mountians, Leitha Range, +Altitude(280mt.)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Loam, Loess, Sand, Gravel, Limestone
    • Deposits From Ancient Paratethy Sea and Lake Pannon.
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influence
    • +Influenced/Pannonian Plain, Danube River, Lake Neusiedl
  • VITICULTURE- 915 ha. Planted
    • Carnuntum Origin Pyramid– Gebietswein(Regional Wine), Ortswein(Village Wine), Riedenwein(Single Vineyard)
      • **Other Wine That Don’t Fall Into Quality Origins Are Labeled Niederosterreich.
    • Estate/ Producer- Artner, Boheim, Chdristian Dietrich, D & G, Dorli Muhr, Franz & Christine Netzl, Gerhard Markowitsch, Gerhard Pimpel, Glatzer, Gottschuly-Grassl, Grassl, Gunther Clock, Lukas Markowitsch, Markowitsch, Martin Netzl, Michael Auer, Muhr-Van der Niepoort, Netzi, Oppelmayer, Philipp Grassl, Pttnauer, Robert Payr, Taferner, Walter Glatzer
    • Vineyards- Aubuhl(EL.),Barnreiser(EL.), Haidacker(EL.), Kirchweingarten(EL.), Rosenberg(EL.), Schuttenberg(EL.), Spizerberg(EL.), Steinacker(EL.), Stuhlwerker(EL.)
  • HISTORY & CULTURE- ~Etymology~ Named After Roman City and Military Installation.
    • 2019- DAC. Officially Established.
    • Buschenshank Taverns– Place to Pair Regional Typical Wines With Local Cuisine.

🇦🇹AUSTRIAVienna/ Wien


  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner 28%, Riesling 14%, Fruhroter Veltliner, Neubürger, Sylvaner, Zierfandler
    • International Weissburgunder 8% AKA=Pinot Blanc, Morillon AKA=Chardonnay, Traminer AKA=Gewürtztraminer, Grauburgunder, Rivaner AKA=Müller Thurgau, Silberweisse AKA=Rauschling, Welschriesling
  • ROT= Blauburger, Blaufrankisch, Blue Portugieser, Roesler, St. Laurent, Zweigelt AKA=Rotburger
    • International Cabernet Franc,  Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Spatburgunder AKA=Pinot Noir

GEOGRAPHY Austria(North-East), REGION-Vienna, +Latitude(48.20°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, +Altitude(158mt. t0 405mt.), On~Danube~River~, +Gradient(5° to 15°)

SOILS Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Sandstone(Viennese), Loess-Wind, Limestone, Quartz

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

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

VITICULTURE 637 ha. Planted, (White 85%/ Red 15%),  Vineyards(Rieden)- 140

  • Erste Lage-(12)- Principles– Hillside Slope, High-Quality Geology/ Soil Structure, Traditional Site With History.
    • Criteria– Varieties: Gemischter Satz, Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Weissburgunder.
      • +12 Year Old Vines, Hand Harvested.
  • Field Blends- **Refer to Wein/ Gemschte Satz For Detailed Information.
  • Vienna is Considered the Largest Urban Vineyard Region In the World.
  • Vineyard Planted In 9 of Vienna’s 23 Districts.
  • SEKT…SPARKLING…Method/ Traditional


  • Estate/ Producer- Bernreiter Peter, Christ Rainer(9ha.), Cobenzi, Edelmoser, Feuerwehr-Wagner, Franz, Fritz, Fuhrgassl-Huber, Gobel Hans-Peter, Groiss, Hans Peter Goebel, Hajszan-Neumann, Helm Robert, Hengl-Haselbrunner, Hofer Wolfgang, Jutta Ambrsitsch, Kattus, Kroiss, Langes Irene, Lentner Karl, Mayer am Pfarrplatz, Mayer Vitikultur, Nossing Manuel, Pfaffl Roman, R & A Pfaffl, Reinprecht Hugo, Rotes Haus, Schilling Herbert, Stift Klosterneuburg, Wailand, Wien Cobenzi, Wieninger, Zahel, Zawadsky, Zimmerman
  • Winegrowers’ Associations- Traditionsweinguter Osterreich, Vienna Classic, Wienwein

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.


  • 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.

    • Geography- Vienna(North), DISTRICT– Dobling
    • TopographyRolling/ Hilly, +Gradient(10° to 12°)
      • +Altitude(188mt. to 355mt.), On~Danube~River~
    • Estate/ Producers- Buschenschank, Edimoser(12ha.), Fuhrgassl-Huber, Guhrgassl-Huber, Hirt, Hajszan Neumann(17ha.), Mayer am Pfarrplatz, Rotes Haus, Wagner, Wien Cobenzl, Wieninger, Worseg, Zahel
    • Vineyards-(300 ac.)- Gollin(EL./5ha.), Langteufel(EL./8.8ha.), Preussen(EL./12.2ha.), Rosengartel(EL./1.6 ha.), Sommeregg, Ulm(EL./3.6ha.)
    • Geography- Vienna(North)
    • TopographyRolling/ Hilly
    • Estate/ Producers- Ringelspiel
    • Vineyards- Neustifter, Reissern
    • Geography- Vienna(South-West), MUNICIPALITY-Mauer
    • TopographyRolling/ Hilly, +Gradient(10° to 15°), +Altitude(250mt. to 330mt.)
    • Estate/ Producers- Edlmoser
    • Vineyards-(26ha.)- Himmel(EL./2.3ha.), Kadolzberg(13ha.), Kroissberg(2.8ha.), Leiten(7.7ha.), Roth-Durren(2.5ha.), Sauberg, Satzen(EL./10.7ha.)
    • Geography- Vienna(South-East)
    • TopographyRolling/ Hilly
    • Vineyards- Goldberg, Haidacker, Johannespointen,  Laaerberg, Unteres Feld, Weischeltal
    • Geography- Vienna(North), MUNICIPALITY-Grinzing
    • Topography- Rolling/ Hilly, +Gradient(5° to 10°), +Altitude(218mt. to 376mt.)
    • Estate/ Producers- Fuhrgassl-Huber, Wien Cobenzl, hajszan Heumann
    • 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(EL./5.1ha.), Schreibern(1.2ha.), Seidenhaus(EL./1.1ha.), Sommeregg(2.9ha.), Steinberg(EL./5.5ha), Thorsaulen(1.7ha.), Wagenspaer(3.2ha.)
    • Geography- Vienna(North)
    • Topography- Rolling/ Hilly, +Altitude(223mt. to 305mt.), +Gradient(8°)
    • Estate/ Producers- Christ, Falkenberg(EL./12.5 ha.), Wieninger(50ha.), Wiesthalen(EL./25ha.)


  • WEIS= Fruhroter Veltliner, Grüner Veltliner, Jubilaumsrebe, Neuburger, Toter Veltliner, Rotgipfler, Sylvaner, Welschriesling, Zierfandler
    • International– Chasselas, Goldburger, Grauburgunder, Morillon, Muscat(Yellow), Orangetraube, Riesling, Rivaner, Sauvignon Blanc, Traminer, Weissburgunder
  • ROT= St. Laurent, Zweigelt
    • International Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria, REGION-Vienna(Greater)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly
  • VITICULUTURE- ? ha. Planted
  • 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.


BURGENLAND IS        @Eisenstadt

  • WEIS= Bouvier, Furmit, Grüner Veltliner, Müller Thurgau, Nueburger, Muscat Ottonel, Riesling, Welschriesling
    • International Morillon AKA=Chardonnay, Gelber Muskateller, Weissbugunder AKA=Pinot Blanc, Grauburgunder/Rulander AKA=Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROT= Blaufrankisch, Roesler, St. Laurent
    • International Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Spatburgunder AKA=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., Ruster Ausbruch DAC.

TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous

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

SOILS Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, Sand

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

VITICULTURE 11,900 ha. Planted


  • 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


  • WEIS= Furmit, Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling
    • International– Gelber Muskateller, Grauburgunder/Rulander, Morillon, Weissbugunder
  • ROT= Blaufrankisch, St. Laurent, Zweigelt
    • International Spatburgunder
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(East), REGION-Burgenland(North)
    • BORDERS-Slovakia(East), Leithaberg DAC.(West), CITIES-Rust, Illmitz
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, +Altitude( ? mt.), On~Lake~Neusiedlersee~(East)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, Sand
  • VITICULTURE- 8,300 ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE- Late Harvest,  Botrytis(Ruster Ausbruch)
    • Estate/ Producer- Andert Wein, Heidi Schrock, Kracher(32ha.), Moric(17ha.), Meinklang(70ha.), Michlits, Rosi Schuster, Umathum, Schrock, Velich, Willi Opitz, Ziniel(Andreas)
    • Vineyards- Ried Kulm


  • WEISGrüner Veltliner, Neuburger, Welschriesling
    • International Furmit, Gewürtztraminer, Morillon, Muskat(Ottenel), Weissbugunder
  • ROT= Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt
    • International Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvigon, Merlot
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(East), REGION-Burgenland(North), +Latitude (48.26°N)
    • CITIES-Andau, Frauenkirchen, Gols, Halbturn, Illmitz, Neusiedl am See, Pamhagen
    • BORDERS-Neusiedlersee DAC.(East), Mitterburgenland DAC.(South)
    • Sub-Zone- Rust
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ Leitha Mountain Range, +Altitude(160mt.)
    • On~Lake~Neusiedlersee~(West)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Shell-Limestone, Mica-Schist
    • Ruster Gravel– Loamy Sand, Lime and Prehistoric Rock/ Ammonites
  • CLIMATE- Continental,  +WIND~~Pannonian~
  • VITICULTURE- 2,900 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producer- Altenburger(13ha.), Esterhazy, Feiler-Artinger, Gernot and Heike Heinrich, Heidi Schrock, Koll-Wentz, Prieler(20ha.), Rosi Schuster, Triebaumers, Umathum
    • Vineyards- Goldberg, Gritschenberg, Mariental
    • Botrytis- Humid Moisture From Wide/ Shallow Neusiedlesee Lake Induces Botrytis.
  • CULTURE- Leithaberg AKA=Neusiedlesee-Hugelland
    • ~Etymology~ Named After the Leitha Mountain Range Which Line the Area.
    • WEIS= Welschriesling, Muscat(Ottonel), Bouvier
    • GEOGRAPHY- REGION-Burgenland(North), SUB-REGION-Leithaberg DAC.
    • VITICULTURE- 455 ha. Planted
      • Estate/ Producer- Ernst Triebaumer, Feiler-Artinger, Giefing, Heidi Schrock, Wenzel Saz
      • Vineyards- Bandkraften, Eden, Gemark, Gertberg, Geyer Umriss, Gillesberg, Greiner, Gugel, Hoher Baumgarten, Kleiner Wald, Kraxner, Kulm, Ludmaisch, Mitterkraftn, Oberer Wald, Pfarrerumriss, Plachen, Ritter, Ruster, Satz, Schafgrub, Turner, Umriss, Vogelsang
    • VINICULTURE- Sweet/ Botrytized Wine. (30° KMW/ 156° Oechsle)
      • Grapes Must Be Grown Within Rust.
      • Dry Wines Produced In Rust Labeled and Sold as Leithaberg DAC.
    • HISTORY- 
      • 1681- The Citizens Bought the City From Emperor Leopold For 60,000 Guilders and 500 Eimer(30,000 Liter of Wine).
      • 2020- DAC. Officially Established.
    • CULTURE- Rust is Know as the The Royal Free City
      • ACADEME~ ~Austrian Wine Academy~   @Rust
        • Mission~ National Non-Profit Center For Wine Education.

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, +Altitude( ? )
  • 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), +Latitude (47.84°N)
    • BORDERS-Hungary(East), Steiermark(East), Mittelburgenland DAC.(North-East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous, SLOPES/ ?, +Altitude(580mt.), On~Pinka~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Iron-Rich Crystalline Schist, Schist(Green)
  • VITICULTURE- 450 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producer- Jalits, Krutzer, Uwe Schiefer, Wachter-Wiesler
    • Vineyards- Fasching, Humengraben, Saybritz
  • 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
    • +Latitude(47.73°N)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling, On~Wulka~River~
    • SLOPES/ Leitha Range/ Rosaliengebirge(Rosalia Mountains), +Altitude(750mt.)
  • 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


STYRIA IS   DAC.- 4      @Graz

  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner, Traminor, Welchreisling
    • International Blauburgunder AKA=Pinto Gris, Gelber Muskateller AKA=Muscat(Blanc Petit Grains), Morillon AKA=Chardonnay, Weissbugunder AKA=Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROT= Blauer Wildbacher, Roter Traminer, Saint-Laurent, Schilcher, Zweigelt
    • International Spatburgunder AKA=Pinot Noir

GEOGRAPHY Austria(South), REGION-Steiermark, +Latitude(47.6°N)

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

TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Valley, +Altitude(222mt. to 600mt.)

  • 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– Steiermark+PronouncedSty-er-mark

  • Steiermark 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


  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling
    • International Morillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Weissbugunder
  • ROT= Blauer Wildbacher
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(South-East), REGION-Steiermark(West),  @Hw.#A2
    • BORDERS-Slovenia(South), Sudsteiermark DAC.(South-East), Sud-Oststeiermark DAC.(North-East)
    • West of Graz-City(5km.), +Latitude(47.07°N)
    • VILLAGES-Deutschlandserg, St. Stefan On Stainz, Gross St. Florian, Wies
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ Koralpe Range, +Altitude(600mt.)
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influence
  • VITICULUTURE- 630 ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE- Schilcher(Rose)  |   ROT= Blauer Wildbacher
    • Estate/ Producer- Bauchi, Der Zweiger, Bauer
  • CULTURE- Weststeiermark AKA=West Styria/ Schilcherland


  • WEIS= Furmint, Grüner Veltliner, Traminer, Welschriesling
    • International Furmint, Gelber Muskateller, Grauburgunder, Morillon, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Wiessburgunder
  • ROT= Spatburgunder, Zweigelt
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(South-East), REGION-Steiermark(South-Central), +Latitude(46.72°N)
    • BORDERS-Slovenia(South), Weststeiermark DAC.(West), Vulkanland Steiermark DAC.(East)
    • VILLAGES-Berghausen, Fresing, Gamiltz, Kitzeck, Ratsch, Sausal, St. Nikolai
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous, SLOPES/ ?, +Altitude(370mt. to 550mt.)
  • SOILS- MetamorphicSedimentary, Alluvial, Sandstone, Slate, Marl, Limestone
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influence
  • VITICULUTURE– 2,700 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producer- Alois Gross, Erich & Walter Polz, Erwin Sabathi, Gerngross, Gross, Hannes Sabathi, Harkamp, Lackner-Tinnacher, Müller, Polz, Ried, Sattlerhof, Schauer, Seit(*1912), Steinriegl, Stefan Potzinger, Tement, Tscheppe, Wohlmuth(*1828)
    • Vineyards- Czamillonberg, Dr. Wunsch, Grassnitzberg, Hoch, Kapellenweingarten, Kittenberg, Kranachberg, Nussberg, Obegg, Pfarrweingarten, Poharnig, Possnitzberg, Sernauberg, Sulz, Theresienhohe, Zieregg
  • CULTURE- AKA=South Styria/ Sud-Oststeiermark
  • ECONOMY- ~Riedel Glass~ Crystal Glassware Produced In Kufstein
    • Each Glass Shape Designed to Enhance Different Styles of Wine.


  • WEIS= Grüner Veltliner, Traminer, Welschriesling
    • International Rulander, Morillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Weissbugunder
  • ROT= Roter Traminer, Saint-Laurent, Zweigelt
    • International Spatburgunder AKA=Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Austria(South-East), REGION-Steiermark(East), @Hw.#E59/ 66
    • East of Graz-City(70km.), +Latitude(46.76°N)
    • VILLAGES-St. Peter am Ottersbach, Straden, Kapfenstein, Sankt Anna am Aigen
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, +Altitude( ? )
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Basalt, Sand, Loam
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influence
  • VITICULUTURE- 1,100 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producer- Krispel, Neumeister, Peter Skoff, Ploder-Rosenberg, Winkler-Hermanden
  • CULTURE- Vulkanland Steiermark AKA=South-East Styria
    • BERGLAND– The Collection of Remaining Austrian Region, None of Which Produce Large Quanities of Wine.
      • Vorarlberg, Tirol, Oberosterreich, Salzberg, Karnter


  • 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.