The most-planted red grape and overall, second-most-planted grape in Austria, is Zweigelt. Its origins date back to 1922, when Dr. Friedrich Zweigelt, of the Center for Viticulture and Horticulture at Klosterneuberg, cross pollinated St. Laurent with Blaufränkisch.
This Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 7:00 pm, City Vino goes virtual with a Summer Wine Virtual Picnic, via Zoom. The event will be led by Jeremy Sutton, who manages national accounts for Kysela Pere et Fils. Jeremy will walk everyone through three wines that are great for your summer enjoyment and pairing.
Austrian vineyards are all located on the east coast of Austria, surrounding the capital city of Vienna, and near the borders with the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovenia. The grape growing is away from the Alps and is centered around the flatter part of the country, so that the grapes have enough warmth to ripen.
From Austria to Zweigelt, learn the ABCs of Austrian wine.