Austrian wine represents less than 1% of the total world wine production. Given that 75% of this is consumed on the domestic market, only a tiny amount will ever be available to export markets (0.25% of the total worldwide wine production). Up until the late 1980s, Austrian wine was considered to be sweet quaffing wine for tourists. After the wine scandal of 1985, the industry had extremely strict regulations imposed. Today, wines from Austria are incredibly pure and of the highest quality. Grüner Veltliner continues to be the wine du jour on any reputable restaurant list.
From crisp Austrian white wines to full bodied reds, Armit Wines has a wide selection of wines from Austria available. Explore our full selection, and buy Austrian wines online today.
WINES FROM AUSTRIA
Austria is famed for its dry white wines, especially those made from the Grüner Veltliner grape. In fact, Grüner Veltliner accounts for about one third of all grapes grown across Austria. Grüner Veltliner is used to make a range of different wine qualities, from light wines with acidic tones to spicy, almost peppery wines with hints of fruit.
AUSTRIAN WINE REGIONS
Armit Wines imports wine from the Kamptal region, an area of about 4000 hectares. Kamptal has a varied terroir, ideal for the production of its famous Grüner Veltliner and Riesling grapes. Kamptal lies in the north of Austria. The steep sandstone slopes leave only a thin layer of soil, Riesling thrives in such conditions. Towards the Danube, the valleys expand, and in this area more red grapes are grown.
AUSTRIAN WINE PRODUCERS
Discover the wines of Weingut Eichinger, where the winemakers’ ultra-modern vinification process makes use of temperature regulated stainless steel tanks, to produce their high quality Grüner Veltliner and Riesling wines.
Discover our diverse selection, and buy Austrian wines online today.