ProWein Special: Germany and Austria

Wine production, bulk wine prices, export data.

Germany and Austria are located in Hall 1, 4 and 5 at ProWein.

Reading time: 1m 40s

Who’s Who in Austria

Austria has long secured its niche as a prime origin for unique world-class wines. The tiny country is responsible for only one percent of global wine production, but sets benchmarks with innovative concepts. Julia Sevenich reveals the people behind the industry.

Reading time: 5m 20s

Austria – an exception to the 2021 harvest rule?

Despite a challenging growing season, producers expect an average-size, high quality 2021 vintage.

Surprise performance for Austria 

Wine exports reach record levels during pandemic

Who’s Who in Austria

Austria may be a small country, but its wines have made a big impact on the world of wine. Julia Sevenich reveals the people behind the industry

Changes in consumption

The news about consumer behaviour during the pandemic has been contradictory, with the media reporting surging online wine sales alongside stories about people giving up drinking altogether. James Lawrence talks to retailers and distributors in Europe, to get their perspectives.

Austria has a new DAC: Carnutum

Carnutum has become the 14th wine region of Austria to be granted DAC status.

The king of the Franks

The once obscure Blaufränkisch is a red wine whose time has come, says John Szabo MS.

The Austrian First Growth project

A group of wineries in Austria has got together to develop their own classification system. Their first problem – what criteria should they use? Felicity Carter reports on where they’re up to.