Category Archives: Austria

Szigeti: Sparkling Wine from Austria

Sektellerei Szigeti is one of Austria’s most important producers of sparkling wine, or sekt, all made using the méthode champenoise, often with extended time on the lees. We recently met up with Peter Szigeti to taste the current releases and … Continue reading

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The Wines of Steindorfer: First Class Blaufrankisch and Pinot Gris from Burgenland

Steindorfer is a family estate  located in Austria on the eastern shore of Lake Neusidel between the towns of Illmitz and Apetlon.  This location is ideally suited for the production of sweet wines and Ernst Steindorder and son Roland craft … Continue reading

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Stadt Krems: New Releases of Grüner Veltliner and Riesling

Stadt Krems is one of Europe’s oldest wineries. We first tasted its wines for our Report # 25 The Wines of Austria. We recently met with Franz-Josef “Goose” Gansberger, who manages both Stadt Krems and Weingut Stift Göttweig, and eagerly … Continue reading

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The Wines of Anton Bauer

Anton Bauer, is a highly successful Austrian family winery in Wagram.  It is managed by 4th generation winemaker Anton Bauer who is a graduate of the School of Wine and Fruit Growing in Krems, Lower Austira, and has spent four … Continue reading

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2014 Rosés: New Releases from France, Spain and Elsewhere

Many fresh, crisp 2014 Rosés are already on the shelves waiting for consumers eager to welcome the warm weather with a cold glass of wine. In this article, we review a large number of the rosés we’ve tasted over the … Continue reading

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Sparkling Wine from Austria

On our trip to Austria last autumn we had the opportunity to try a number of delicious, fruit-forward sparkling wines. Reviews of them can be found in Report # 25 The Wines of Austria. Among the producers we visited were … Continue reading

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New Grüner Veltliner Releases from Austria

As we noted in our report on Austria earlier this year, the Grüner Veltliner grape can be used to produce wines in a variety of styles, from inexpensive and fresh, lively wines to dense, ageworthy (and expensive) ones. We recently … Continue reading

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Feiler-Artinger and Wenzel: Top Producers of Ruster Ausbruch

The town of Rust on the western shore of Lake Neusiedl [pictured here] is world famous for the special sweet wine called Ruster Ausbruch. The wine is made from botrysized grapes and was a favorite of the Habsburgs. Indeed, they … Continue reading

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Austria’s Grüner Veltliner: The Best Wines Under $15

Grüner Veltliner is the national grape of Austria and one of the world’s elite white wine grapes. The best examples of Grüner are expensive, but many delicious bottlings can be found at affordable prices. We recently tasted hundreds of Grüners … Continue reading

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Kennedy, Khrushchev and Gumpoldskirchen Königswein

In June 1961, the young American President John Kennedy held a summit with Soviet Premier Nikhita Khrushchev in Vienna. Among the wines they used to toast each other was Gumpoldskirchen Königswein, a wine produced in the village of Gumpoldskirchen, located … Continue reading

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