Each year Viennese wine is the central focus of numerous events and has become a fixture in many wine bars and wine shops in the city. In short: Viennese wine is readily available and can be enjoyed throughout the city. Vienna is not only a province and the capital of a province. It is also wine-growing region in its own right with a wine-growing surface of about 700 hectars. About 85% is dedicated to white wine grape varitals. Wine types such as Riesling, Weissburgunder, Grüner Veltliner, Sauvignon blanc and Gelber Muskatteller produce distinctly fruity and elegant wines. A growing number of Viennese winegrowers are producing red wines, in particular Zweigelt and St. Laurent along with trendy international types such as Merlot, Pinot noir and Syrah.
The Viennese wine is influenced both by the pannonic climate contributing to its maturity and the cool winds from the north giving it fresh and fruity notes. A perfect interplay of the forces producing fruity-elegant wines that are fun to drink and are perfect accompaniment to a Heuriger snack or Viennese cuisine. Based on long-standing traditions wine cultivation in Vienna has undergone rapid modernization in the past decade. A visible sign of this are the architecturally sophisticated cellar constructions and Heuriger built in a new contemporary style.