Wine from Austria
Wines of Austria are generally dry (typically made with the famous Grüner Veltliner), but there are also sweeter white varieties produced (like dessert ones found near the Neusiedler regions). Only about 30% of the Austrian wine types are red, derived from locally cultivated grapes like the well-known Blaufränkisch. Don’t be deceived by the small percentage, as Blaufränkisch would be more than enough to make you fall for local reds. Despite being known as the "Alpine Republic," the country's diverse soils and temperatures make for a versatile map and offer the perfect environment for growing some of the world's best grapes known for their supreme tasting. The drink has been produced in the region for ages, with the Celts and Romans being the first people to have discovered it (700 BC).
Another historical example is the signature Gruener Veltliner, which was developed in the 10th century and currently occupies 37% of the nation's wineries. One percent of the world's volume of wine is made by Austrian brands, and thirty percent of that production is exported. The distinct features of the local varieties include their elegant acidity and unbelievably appealing fragrances.