Winemaking in Austria reflects a 1,000-yearold
tradition, an ideal area for viticulture in the eastern
half of the country and a national passion for wine. Three large regions are responsible for the vast
majority of exported wines: NIEDERÖSTERREICH, west of
Vienna, makes the country’s most prestigious white
wines. Powerful, ageworthy Grüner Veltliners and racy
Rieslings are the specialties.