A Little ABOUT Austrian Wine
Austria has a long, proud history of viniculture that can be traced back to around 500 BC. As time went on, viticulture and winemaking quickly grew in popularity—so much so that Emperor Marcus Aurelius granted Austrian wines the same stature as Italian wines in the third century AD. Throughout history, Austrian wine has been celebrated and appreciated throughout Europe, though it was perhaps most highly esteemed in the Renaissance era. Even today, Austria is renowned for its production of several varieties of white wines including Grüner Veltliner and Riesling which are often characterized by a crisp and minerally flavor profile. With such a strong tradition running through generations of Austrians, it's easy to see why this country's tasty wines have secured their rightful place within the pantheon of international fine-vin culture.