AUSTRIA is a global leader with regard both to the quality and extent of its organic and Biodynamic wine-growing (over 10 per cent of the national vineyard is organic.

AUSTRIA ORGANIC & BIODYNAMIC WINE DATA

In April 2018 Austria had 60 wine estates with 990 hectares (2,445 acres) of vineyards with full Demeter Biodynamic certification, plus another 10 estates in conversion with 210 hectares (518 acres). Overall, Austria had 215 farms with full Demeter Biodynamic certification comprising 5,870 hectares (15,000 acres) of land. A further 810 hectares (2000 acres) of Austrian farmland was in conversion to full Demeter status. See also respekt-BIODYN for its organic wine-grower membership and certified vineyard area.

In 2015 Austria had 45,439 hectares (112,234 acres) of vineyards.1Statistik Austria Of this 4,626 hectares (11,426 acres) were organic (Grüner Bericht 2017, p151). This meant 10.2 per cent of the Austrian vineyard was organic/Biodynamic. 

In 2014 Austria had 44,786 hectares (110,621 acres) of vineyards. Of this 4,265 hectares (10,535 acres) were organic (Grüner Bericht 2017, p151). This meant 9.5 per cent of the Austrian vineyard was organic/Biodynamic.

In 2013 Austria had X hectares ( acres) of vineyards. Of this 3,958 hectares (9,776 acres) were organic (Grüner Bericht 2017, p151).

In 2012 Austria had 45,586 hectares (112,600 acres) of vineyards. Of this 3,828 hectares (9,455 acres) were organic (Grüner Bericht 2017, p151). This meant 8.4% of the national vineyard was organic.

2010-1999

In 2010 Austria had X hectares ( acres) of vineyards. Of this 3,453 hectares (8,538 acres) were organic (Grüner Bericht 2017, p151). / In 2009 Austria had 45,533 hectares (112,466 acres) of vineyards (Statistik Austria). / In 2005 Austria had X hectares ( acres) of vineyards. Of this 1,349 hectares (3,332 acres) were organic (Grüner Bericht 2017, p151). / In 2003 Austria had 47,572 hectares (117,500 acres) of vineyards. / In 2001 Austria had X hectares (X acres) of vineyards. Of this 806 hectares (1,991 acres) were organic (Grüner Bericht 2017, p151). / In 2000 Austria had 764 hectares (760 acres) of organic vineyards (Grüner Bericht 2009). Another source (‘An analysis of the EU Organic Sector, 2010) gives a slightly lower total of 668 hectares (1,650 acres)Wines of Austria say there were 762 hectares (1,882 acres) of organic vineyards in 2000 of which 246 hectares (610 acres) in Burgenland, 472 hectares (1,165 acres) in Lower Austria, 43 hectares (106 acres) in Styria and 2 hectares (4.9 acres) in Vienna. / In 1999 Austria had 48,496 hectares (119,785 acres) of vineyards (Statistik Austria). Of this 569.4 hectares (1,400 acres) or 1.2% of the national vineyard was organic, farmed by 207 growers (Federal Ministry of Agriculture Green Report 2006. In 1999 there were 100 Demeter-certified Biodynamic farms in Austria, of which three were vineyards (Nikolaihof and two others).

AUSTRIA WINE REGIONS

WIEN (Vienna) Sub-region Wien (Vienna). 

NIEDERÖSTERREICH (Lower Austria) Sub-regions Carnuntum. / Kamptal. / Kremstal. / Thermenregion. / Traisental. / Wachau. / Wagram (formerly Donauland). / Weinviertel

BURGENLAND Sub-regions Eisenberg. / Leithaberg. / Mittelburgenland (Central Burgenland). / Mittelburgenland DAC Blaufränkisch. / Neusiedlersee. / Neusiedlersee-Hügelland

STEIERMARK (Styria) Sub-regions Vulkanland Steiermark (formerly Süd-Ost Steiermark or South-East Styria). / Weststeiermark (West Styria). / Südsteiermark (South Styria). 

SEE ALSO

Austria 1919 creation / Political geography

BIBLIOGRAPHY

‘An analysis of the EU Organic Sector’, European Commission Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, June 2010.

Grüner Bericht 2009, DI Otto Hofer, BMLFUW Referat II/5b.

Grüner Bericht 2017, Ministeruim für ein Lebenswertes Österreich.