Winemaking has been a part of Austria's legacy for more than 2,800 years. The diversity of the land, from rocky Danube terraces to
volcanic basalt in the Kamptal, allows the country to produce exceptional wines from indigenous varietals such as Gr?ner Veltliner and
Zweigelt, along with international plantings of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Austria's unique geographical location contributes to the
dynamic flavors of its wines. Although the country's wine producing regions are along the same latitude as Burgundy in France, the
variations in temperature are much more extreme. The hot days of summer followed by cool nights, play a major role in the production
of crisp, aromatic whites that are elegant on the palate.
While Austrians respect the history and tradition of wine, they are at the forefront of contemporary wine culture. Their
unwavering commitment to quality stems from the country's intrinsic love of nature. At this point in time, nearly all vineyards
and wineries in Austria participate in minimum-intervention programs and/or organic farming. Currently, Austria holds the world
record for organic practices in both their farmland and vineyards.
Maria & Sepp Muster