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Most planted grape varieties in Austria

Harvested white grapes

Harvested white grapes

According to Austrian Wines / Statistik Austria, Vineyard Survey 2009 these are the most planted grape varieties in Austria.

Whites first:

  • Grüner Veltliner 29% (+)
  • Welschriesling 8% (-)
  • Müller Thurgau 5% (-)
  • Weißburgunder 4% (?)
  • Riesling 4% (=)
  • Chardonnay 3% (?)
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2% (++)
  • Gemischter Satz 2% (-)
  • Neuburger 1% (-)
  • Muskateller 1% (++)

And reds:

  • Zweigelt 14% (+)
  • Blaufränkisch 7% (+)
  • Blauer Portugieser 4% (-)
  • Blauburger 2% (+)
  • St. Laurent 2% (+)
  • Pinot Noir 1% (+)
  • Merlot 1% (++)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1% (++)
  • Blauer Wildbacher 1% (-)
  • Roesler 0.3% (?)

Percentages are of total planted area in 2009. + or – signifies changes since 1999. Whites in total have gone from 75% of the total area to 66%, and thus reds from 26% to 34%. Curious to see that reds are progressing so strongly in Austria. The total area planted with vines is now 46,000 ha, which is a decrease with 5% since 1999.

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