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Traisental Austrian Wine

This area surrounds the town of St Polten and stretches as far as the Danube. Extremely fruity Grüner Veltliner, Welsch Riesling, Rhine Riesling, and Morillon (Chardonnay) are produced here on soil of loam and sand.

 

Donauland Austrian Wine

Donauland is a transitional area on both sides of the river Danube (Donau), between Krems and Vienna. The soil of loam and clay with interspersed chalk produces first dass Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, and Weiss Burgunder.

 

Carnuntum Austrian Wine

The style of vine cultivation here is known as ‘gemischter Satz’, or mixed vines, in which different varieties are planted together in the same vineyard. The vines benefit from the influences of both the Danube and Neusiedler See or lake.

The soil consists mainly of clay, sand, gravel, and chalk. The characteristic grapes are Grüner Veltliner, Welsch Riesling, Weiss Burgunder, and Morillon (Chardonnay) for whites and Zweigelt and St. Laurent for red Austrian wines.

 

Thermenregion Austrian Wine

Austrian oakThis is the most southerly of the Lower Austrian wine regions, south of Vienna and west of the Neusiedler See.

The name of this Austrian wine region is derived from the many hot springs of volcanic origin in this area. The underlying ground is hard rock with an upper layer of clay and chalk.

The historical and commercial centre of this region is Gumpold-kirschen. This white Austrian wines from here are full-bodied and very aromatic while the reds are full-bodied and powerful.

 

Burgenland Austrian Wine

Burgenland comprises two parts that are both next to the Hungarian border. The northern part is formed by Neusiedlersee and Neusiedler See-Hügelland is directly influenced by the Neusiedler See or lake, while the southern part of Mittelburgenland and Südburgenland is less influenced by the lake.

 

Neusiedlersee Austrian Wine

The Central European climate is hot and dry but is combined here with humidity from the waters of the Neusiedler See which is the basis for the region’s success.

Botrytis or the noble rot thrives here to produce exceptionally fine Prädikat wines. The area’s strength lies in its Edelfäule wines (noble rot wines), straw wines, Eiswein (ice wines), and other sweet Austrian wines made from Welsch Riesling, Weiss Burgunder Bouvier, and Muskat Ottonel grapes. But here the red Austrian wine are also excellent, such as those from St. Laurent, Blau Fränkisch, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir.

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