WIEN (VIENNA), capital city of Austria with a long history of wine-growing (see Buschenschank and Heuriger for the consumption side). Until the late Middle Ages, vineyards flourished within the inner city walls of Vienna, in today’s prestigious First District, yet nowadays, vines are cultivated in the outer districts and the outskirts of Vienna. Wine producers from the northern wine-growing villages of Strebersdorf, Stammersdorf and Jedlersdorf also have vineyards planted on the Bisamberg, north of the Danube, with its favourable conditions for the Pinot varieties. In the west of the City, from Ottakring, Hernals and moving northwest towards Pötzleinsdorf and the 19th District, the varied carbonate-rich soils offer ideal conditions for Riesling, Chardonnay and Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc), particularly around Heiligenstadt, Nussdorf, Grinzing, Sievering and Neustift am Walde. In the southern parts of Vienna, calcareous, brown and black earth soils around Mauer, Rodaun and Oberlaa favour the production of more full-bodied white and red wines.

VINEYARD AREA 637 hectares (1,573 acres).

VINEYARD SITES Bisamberg. Nussberg. Kahlenberg. Georgenberg.

MAIN GRAPE VARIETIES Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc for whites, and Pinot Noir and Zweigelt for reds.


WIENER GEMISCHTER SATZ DAC Wiener Gemischter Satz or ‘Viennese Field Blend’ became a DAC (Districtus Austria Controllatus) in 2013. The wine is made from vineyards planted with a mix of different varieties which are also harvested together in one picking and then made into wine. The most renowned site for this style is the Nussberg.