Austria Austria's wines are today getting the acclaim they deserve. The Grüner Veltliner grape is winning global recognition and wine lovers are beginning to appreciate the depth and richness of Austrian reds. While Austria's wines have the elegance and fragrance associated with Germany's, they also have (according to Hugh Johnson) "the fieriness and high flavour of the Danube". And it's this depth of flavour that makes Austrian wines so worthwhile. There are sweet wines grown around the shallow Neusiedlersee; spicy Grüner Veltliners from Burgenland, Wachau and Weinviertel; old-vine Blaufränkisch reds from Mittelburgenland, and fruity Sauvignons,Chardonnays and Pinot Gris from the beautiful Südsteiermark region, to name a few. The warm winds that blow along the Danube from Hungary, provide welcoming heat for Austria's vineyards. Rainfall can be high, but the schist and limestone mountain soils are suitably free-draining. Popular grapes Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Welschriesling, Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, Saint Laurent, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Famous Producers Felsner, F X Pichler, Emmerich Knoll, Sonnhof Jurtschitsch, Alois Kracher Principal regions Kremstal, Vienna, Kamptal, Wachau, Burgenland, Styria and Neusiedlersee Climate Moderate Continental Did you know? Austria has grown vines since pre-Christianity - even before Roman times. Although best known for white wines, Austria is increasingly being planted to red grapes, which now account for one third of Austria's vineyards. Austrians love to drink new wine, 'Heurige', and in Vienna there are special taverns (Heurigen) devoted to serving 'this year's wine'. Austria's vineyards are concentrated in its east. They lie on the hills that descend from the Alps to Hungary's Pannonian Plain. You might like to try ... Danaris Grüner Veltliner 2011 Discover Austria's best known grape in this fresh and exciting wine from the Winzer Krems cellar Rate this wine Austria Other White Still White Wine £9.99 a bottle £9.99 a bottle 12 bottles £119.88 1 bottle £9.99 C2863700|119.88|12|0|0 Q2863700|9.99|1|0|0 QTY Please confirm that you wish to reserve this wine for future delivery Reserve this case?