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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Vineyards in Styria
Vineyards in Styria

Statistics Austria estimates the 2022 harvest volume at around 2.43 mill. hl. This is 1 percent below the previous year's value and 2 percent below the five-year average. Above all, the Weinviertel region - responsible for about one third of the Austrian harvest - drops significantly to 810,000 hl (-12%) and is responsible for the slightly below-average overall result, along with the Carnuntum (-14%), Neusiedlersee (-2%) and Kremstal (-7%) regions. The Leithaberg (+17%), Mittelburgenland (+5%), Kamptal (+5%), Wagram (+4%) and Südsteiermark (+8%) regions, on the other hand, recorded volume increases compared to the previous year.

Harvest in Austria
Harvest in Austria

Drought was the overriding theme in summer, but at the end of August the longed-for rainfall finally arrived, so that the emaciated grapes gained some volume. The acidity levels are clearly lower than normal. (VM)

 

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