Weinviertel

With more than 13,000 ha of vineyards, the Weinviertel is Austria’s largest wine region and famous for its picturesque cellar-lined roads and signature wine: Grüner Veltliner with its famous “pepper”.

The Weinviertel is a name every Austrian wine enthusiast recognizes but Austria’s largest wine region is also becoming increasingly well-known internationally. The secret to the success of this winegrowing region in the northeast tip of Austria is Grüner Veltliner in its typical regional variation “Weinviertel DAC.”

The 77 wine villages along the 400 km long Weinviertel Wine Road boast more than 660 wine road businesses, ranging from vintners to heuriger wine taverns, wine shops, wine restaurants and lodgings. As Austria’s largest wine region, the Weinviertel is divided into three sections: the Western Weinviertel, Veltliner Country and the Southern Weinviertel.

Typical wines and grape varieties
In keeping with its size, the Weinviertel also has a considerable array of grape varieties. First and foremost of course is the main variety, Grüner Veltliner. The Weinviertel DAC is therefore always a full-bodied Grüner Veltliner typical of the region. Along with its “Pfefferl”, – i.e. note of green, white and, when fully matured, also black pepper – this wine has a fruity bouquet and spirited acidity. These three characteristic components were applied to define “Weinviertel DAC “ in 2003. You are also encouraged to sample the Chardonnays and Weissburgunders as well as the superb Zweigelts and Blauer Portugiesers grown around the “red wine islands” of Jetzelsdorf, Haugsdorf or Mailberg.

Weinviertel Wine Road