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The New System of Origin for the Steiermark

On Monday 2 July 2018, representatives of the Regional Wine Committee and Wein Steiermark (Styria) held a historic pressconference, one that would herald a new era in the annals of Styrian wine. According to the announcement, the Steiermark will be inaugurating a new system of origins with the 2018 vintage. Corresponding to the three Styrian winegrowing regions, this […]

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Introducing Schilcherland DAC

October 16, 2017 – As of this date, Austria has a tenth specific DAC winegrowing region: Schilcherland DAC – in the west of the federal state of Steiermark (Styria), formerly known as ‘Weststeiermark’. Here, the red wine variety Blauer Wildbacher is vinified into a rosé wine called Schilcher. Following an extended political process of discussion, pending changes to the DAC […]

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Wiener Gemischter Satz Becomes DAC

August 19, 2013 – The Wiener Gemischter Satz is one of Austria’s most traditional wines. And over the last ten years, this special field blend has undergone a long-deserved renaissance, thanks to the strict quality policy and new cultivation regulations mainly pushed by the group of Viennese winemakers known as WienWein. The significance of Wiener Gemischter Satz as the showpiece […]

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Spotlight on a Wine Region: Eisenberg DAC (Südburgenland)

In Eisenberg DAC (also known as Südburgenland) Blaufränkish is king among the regions 498 hectares. Although there are other grapes grown in this region, only wines made from the Blaufränkish may be labeled under the DAC classification. The red wines here present a distinct minerality and notes of spice whilst white wines coming from this […]

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