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Austria: Other Austrian Whites

What About Austrian Whites?
Although Austria is currently producing some of the world’s best dessert wines, they tend to be released in tiny quantities, and are fairly expensive. Of greater interest for every day drinking would be the new generation of dry whites, many of which are both world class and widely distributed. While Riesling and Grüner Veltliner are undoubtedly the classics, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are showing promise.

Most dry whites come from Lower Austria, the region that has become closely associated with these styles. Confusingly, Lower Austria is actually the region in the northeast corner of the country around Vienna. The Lower Austrian sub-regions of Wachau, Kremstal, and Kamptal are on or near the Danube River to the west of Vienna, and figure most prominently in white wine production. Dry wines are emphasized in the Wachau in particular, and they are classified in three different quality grades in ascending order of ripeness: Steinfeder, Federspiel, and Smaragd.

Premier Producers
Felier-Artinger (Pinot Blanc)
Markowitsch (Pinot Gris)
Ludwig Neumayer (Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Blanc)
Hans Rainprecht (Muskat Ottonel)
Sattlerhof (Sauvignon Blanc)
Skoff (Sauvignon Blanc)
E & M Tement (Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc)
Wohlmuth (Pinot Blanc)

Great Producers
Gesellmann (Chardonnay)
W. Glatzer (Pinot Blanc)
Graf Hardegg (Pinot Blanc)
Hiedler (Pinot Blanc)
Hermann Huber (Chardonnay)
Josef Jurtschitsch (Pinot Blanc & Sauvignon Blanc)
Metternich-Sandor (Pinot B;anc)
Mayer am Pfarrplatz (Chardonnay)
R & A Pfaffl (Sauvignon Blanc)
Ing. Josef Pleil (Chardonnay)
Erich & Walter Polz (Sauvignon Blanc)
Familie Prieler (Chardonnay)
Franz Reindl (Pinot Blanc)
Johanneshof Reinisch (Chardonnay & Pinot Blanc)
Sonnhof (Chadronnay)
Ernst Triebaumer (Chardonnay)
Wohlmuth (Traminer)

Dependable Producers
Paul Braunstein (Gewurztraminer)
Domaine Chorherren (Chardonnay & Traminer)
Albrecht Habsburg (Pinot Gris)
Gernot Heinrich (Pinot Blanc)
Hermann Huber (Sauvignon Blanc)
Kraft (Chardonnay)
Leth (Pinot Blanc & Traminer)
Malat (Chardonnay)
Markowitsch (Sauvignon Blanc)
Sepp Moser (Chardonnay)
Neumeister (Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay)
Ing. Josef Pleil (Pinot Blanc)
Weinrieder (Chardonnay)
Winkler-Hermaden (Chardonnay)
Wohlmuth (Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc)

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