When people say Austrian wines they tend to think of dry wines as that is the majority wine that is produced and exported from this particular country. 70% of the wine made from Austria is white making that the more popular as it is used for many different occasions and can be found as many dessert wines across the world. There are currently about eleven commonly used grapes which include Gruner Veltliner, Riesling, Pinot Blanc and many more.
Austria’s history of wine making goes back to an amazing 4000 years where there is evidence of people growing the vines in Traisental. Austria took a dramatic hit back in 1985 when it was believed that wine makers was altering their grapes with diethylene glycol (antifreeze) to give them a dangerous edge of other wine makers around the world. This period was known as the antifreeze scandal but has strengthened Austria’s wine industry in the long run which amazed many people.
They began to perform bulk wine production in order to compete with some of the most successful countries at manufacturing wine. Austria is home to Riedel which is one of the most expensive wines ever produced for those who don’t know.