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2018: The Vintage: Fully Ripened and Bountiful!

This year’s harvest – the earliest ever recorded – will exceed the previous year’s volume, with the most recent data from Statistik Austria estimating about 3.2 million hectolitres! Growers are certainly pleased with the fine quality of the grapes, which could for the most part be harvested this year without much concern over potential diseases. […]

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Austria’s 2016 vintage: ugly weather, lovely wines

March 9, 2017 – Imagine the vegetation cycle and vintage as a roller coaster ride: this is precisely the memory that Austrian winegrowers and friends of Austrian wine will retain of 2016. But all said and done, there is good to magnificent quality in white, red & sweet wines – in some cases with severely […]

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Austria’s Wine Harvest – Good, Better, 2015

November 16, 2015 – Finally! Following the problematic and intensively demanding 2014 vintage, 2015 brought happy faces to the Austrian winegrower population. A lovely springtime and for the most part good blossoming led into a summer that then offered some surprises. Hot days and nights were cause for concern, but then in mid-August the rains came, […]

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The Austrian Wine Year 2012 – a Beautiful Vintage

November 2, 2012 – The 2012 vintage is bringing lovers of Austrian wine exciting, fruity andfull-bodied wines. Beautiful weather conditions nurtured healthy and ripe grapes, even though the dry Summer heat created the need for plenty of attention later on in the cellar in order to ensure clean fermentation as well as fresh, pure aromatics and flavours. Also, the moderateacidity is requiring a certain sensitivity in the cellar in order to successfully […]

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