Austria: Large Regional Differences

Already at the beginning of the harvest, the President of the Austrian Winegrowers' Association, Johannes Schmuckenschlager, had forecast a promising vintage with a slightly below-average harvest quantity.

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The Romance and Sparkle of Austrian Sekt

The story of Austrian sparkling wine begins with a great love affair between a Champagne cellar master and a young Viennese woman. It has continued with many innovations over the years. Today, Sekt Austria (PDO) belongs among the exciting high-quality trends that will be sparkling in wine glasses this holiday season.

Leadership Changes at Red Bull

A board of directors will now run Red Bull's business as founder’s son, Mark Mateschitz, becomes a shareholder. The Board consists of Franz Watzlawick (CEO Beverage Business), Alexander Kirchmayr (CFO) and Oliver Mintzlaff (CEO Corporate Projects and Investments). 

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2022 Vintage Preview in Austria

Apart from late harvest and sweet wine specialties, the Austrian grape harvest is near completion. Austrian winegrowers faced challenges in terms of climate and production costs in the year 2022. The course of the weather required attentive care, but the resulting quality looks very good, and particularly good for red wines. The strong demand for Austrian wine at home and abroad should help absorb increased costs for energy and packaging materials.

100-Year Anniversary Zweigelt

Charming and bursting with juicy, red-berried fruit, Austria’s most popular and widely planted black grape variety celebrates its 100th birthday in 2022.

Austria: Well Equipped to Face the Competition

Record export results, a large number of international visitors at VieVinum, and a superb 2021 vintage: Austria is brimming with lots of energy in the world wine market. Sascha Speicher reports.

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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.

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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.

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Austria – an exception to the 2021 harvest rule?

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