Viennese Wine

Vineyard in autumn, a man and a woman are harvesting the grapes

Grape harvesting in Vienna

No other city in the world has larger vineyards within its boundaries than Vienna. Vineyards shape the cityscape in the outskirts of Vienna and are, at the same time, an attractive leisure area for the Viennese. Wine-growing in Vienna contributes to the city’s cultural identity and is an important economic factor for the Austrian capital. The vineyards are typically located near former villages that were incorporated into the City of Vienna in the early 1900s and reflect the long history of wine-growing in Vienna.

Facts and figures

About 700 hectares of Vienna’s surface is covered by vineyards, about 80 percent of which is white wine and 20 percent red wine. The most popular varieties are Grüner Veltliner, Rheinriesling, Weißburgunder, Chardonnay, Welschriesling and for red wine Blauer Zweigelt, Blauer Burgunder, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon . The annual yield of wine in Vienna averages 20,000 hectolitres. There are some 400 individual vineyards in the city. Almost all of the wine produced in Vienna is sold for immediate consumption, above all in the popular wine taverns (Heuriger).

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