News Archives: Austria

Terry Theise’s 2016 Austria Vintage Report

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Terry’s 2016 Austrian Vintage report is in and we’re very excited about the Austrian offering year – full of elegant and classic wines. Cooler toned rather than rich and unctuous, this vintage is a great counterpoint to the wines of 2015.  “There are incisive wines in 2016; there are intense wines, fascinating wines, quivering beautiful … Read More

Grüner Veltliner: Austria’s Glorious Grape

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Grüner Veltliner, like Riesling, is a grape that creates an incredible array of wines from long-aging, richly-dense, fruited wines to high-toned, electric, and racy versions. Its history begins in Austria where it is still the grape supreme. But for many American wine-drinkers Grüner Veltliner burst onto the scene in the early two-thousands.  Forward-thinking restaurateurs and … Read More

Nikolaihof: Deep Roots in the Wachau

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On the eastern edge of the Wachau valley, there lies Nikolaihof, in the quiet village of Mautern. In its current manifestation, Nikolaihof is a wine estate, yet it has lived many lives. The wines of the house are a singular experience: the combination of unique Wachau terroirs with ancestral technique blends together in this place … Read More

Heidi Schröck: A Revival in Rust

Heidi Schröck: A Revival in Rust

In the medieval village of Rust, Heidi Schröck has been building a movement. She leads the Cercle Ruster Ausbruch, a group of like-minded growers who are working to bring the area’s distinctive Ruster Ausbruch back into the fore of Austrian wine. Heidi and her sons, Georg and Johannes grow Welschriesling, Weissburgunder, Grauburgunder, Furmint, Gelber Muskateller, … Read More