DAC: An excellent taste of Lower Austria

A good wine menu can no longer do without these: Lower Austria's’ DAC wines with their delicious local flavour.

Districtus Austriae Controllatus best reflects the flavours of the region. A distinction only awarded to very special wines. So it’s no wonder that the peppery Grüne Veltliner from the Weinviertel was the first DAC of Austria.

A little pepper in the glass

In 2003 the Weinviertel, breeding ground for excellent wines, started selling the first Austrian DAC. The fruity, spicy and somewhat peppery Grüne Veltliner has given the region a delicious monument with its distinct regional and varietal aromas.

Quality controlled

Districtus Austriae Controllatus – only wines from controlled Austrian origin, which correspond to the typical flavour of the region and which have been passed by a tasting commission, may bear the “DAC” label. A sign of quality which ennobles winegrowers and gives connoisseurs the assurance of having an excellent Lower Austrian wine in their glass. The hand-picked grapes (incidentally, also available as a Riesling) are found in Krems Valley, Kamp Valley and Traisental. 

Further DACs in Lower Austria

 Along the Danube river, the Riesling has also become a flagship along with the Grüne Veltliner. These two types of grape are typically featured in Kremstal DAC and Traisental DAC. The volcanic soil of Kamp Valley (Kamptal DAC), which lies north of the Danube river, gives the Grüne Veltliner and Riesling their distinctive character.