Geology and Wine
Type of grape, vintage and origin traditionally play an important role in Austria’s wine economy.
In a small but multifaceted country such as Austria, the various terroirs produce a high diversity of wine types which means a high potential for viticulture and for connoisseurs.
The French term ‘terroir’ combines all the factors conditioning the product wine, such as soil, morphology, climate, type of grape, processing and skills of the wine grower, leading to a distinctive identity of the wine.
The rocks in the subsurface, which form the basis for the soil and serve as water and nutrient supply for the plants, are increasingly recognized as important factors.