Wine region Weinviertel
The Weinviertel is a diverse, open and inviting land. Vineyards on gentle hills alternate with cornfields swaying in the wind. Exceptional cultural monuments and dreamy cellar alleys characterize the vast landscape. More than 13,356 hectares are planted with vines here. Approximately half of the vineyards contain the true recipe for success of the Weinviertel: Grüner Veltliner, known by its typical name as “Weinviertel DAC”. The mighty winegrowing region stretches from the Danube in the south to the Czech border in the north, from the Manhartsberg in the west to the Slovakian border in the east.
The most important grape variety is Grüner Veltliner, which is firmly rooted as a true varietal star on around 8,500 hectares of vineyards. Added to this are its fruity bouquet and fresh acidity. This specific wine character has found expression in the first controlled designation of origin (DAC) in Austria since 2002. Thus, the “Weinviertel DAC” became the pioneer of the new Austrian origin marketing. In the area around the wine town of Wolkersdorf, Pinot Blanc grows alongside Grüner Veltliner. Another white wine variety, Riesling, is at home on the slopes of the Bisamberg. Near Mannersdorf an der March, the Pannonian climate provides ideal conditions for Riesling, Burgundy and Traminer. The winegrowers in the northeastern part of the Weinviertel around Poysdorf mainly press Welschriesling and Grüner Veltliner. On the northern border, Falkenstein is a fixed point for fruit-driven white wines. In the western part of the Weinviertel between Retz and Röschitz, Grüner Veltliner and Riesling wines offer mineral finesse and deep spiciness. The red wine island of Haugsdorf is predestined for fruity, full-bodied Zweigelt and Blaue Portugieser due to its dry climate.