Austrian Diversität

Leithaberg, Burgenland © Austrian Wine by Anna Stöcher

If the question is Austria, the answer is Grüner. Isn't it?

Tamlyn writes You'd think so. It's certainly the most planted variety in Austria (32.5% of the vineyard area is planted to Grüner Veltliner) and if there is just one Austrian wine on the shelf or on the wine list, it's inevitably GV. But, as Julia argued way back in 2017, Austria is not all about Grüner.

A chance to taste some ABGVs (Anything But Grüner Veltliner) with the Institute of Masters of Wine revealed the unexpected enthusiasm that Andreas Wickhoff MW (general manager of Weingut Bründlmayer) has...