Lower Austria (Niederösterreich)
This is the largest wine growing area in Austria with around 30,000 hectares of vineyards. There are eight wine growing regions in lower Austria, which is divided into three climatic zones. These include the Weinviertel region which is situated in the north, then the Danube region which is located in the west of Vienna along the Danube and the Pannonian lower Austria in the Southeast which is home to Austria’s most exciting and outstanding red wines, these include the Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch.
The famous wine-growing municipalitiy Straß im Straßertale is located between the Waldviertel and the Weinviertel regions, close to Krems (Wachau). The excellent wines of Straß have won many awards at wine fairs – not only in Austria, but also abroad.