May 22, 2020 by Alyssa Taylor
A country best known for high-quality, dry, white wines including its very own grape variety Grüner Veltliner, and Riesling. However, Austria also has many fine red wines from local varieties including Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch and sweet dessert wine. Due to the Alps covering most of western Austria, the wine-producing areas tend to be found on the lower and eastern end of the country. With little variation in weather being in northern Europe, Austrian wine-producing regions have a cool continental climate experiencing short summers and harsh winters.