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Based on some selected data, find out here about the importance of the wine/beer/spirits industry
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  • 273

    breweries

    In 2017, more than 1,000 different beers were brewed in Austria at 273 breweries.

  • 31.6%

    Grüner Veltliner share of the area used to grow wine

    By far the most important type of grape in Austria is the Grüner Veltliner with a share of 31.6% of the area used to grow wine.

  • 227

    Wachau apricot farmers

    227 fruit growers create the basis for the famous Wachau apricot schnapps.

  • 52.6

    million litres of wine exported

    The outstanding vintage of 2017 led to record exports in Austrian wine of 52.6 million litres worth EUR 170.3 million.

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Source: Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism; Österreich Wein Marketing GmbH
Winegrowing in Austria – Key data for 2017                                                                                               
Winegrowing enterprises (winegrowers) 13,652
Vineyards (in hectares)
  • Of which organic vineyards
  • Percentage of organic vineyards (in %)

48,054 ha

5,663 ha

13.6%

Wine harvest in total (in hectolitres)
  • White wine
  • Red wine

2.49 million hl

1.65 million hl

0.84 million hl

Exports (in litres) 52.6 million litres
Exports (in euros) EUR 170.3 million
Source: Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism, “Food in Austria 2018”
Most important types of wine and their share of the area used to grow wine in 2017 in %
White wines  
Grüner Veltliner 31.6%
Welschriesling 7.1%
Red wines  
Zweigelt 13.9%
Blaufränkisch 6.2%
Source: Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism, “Food in Austria 2018”
Beer in Austria – Key data for 2017                                                                                                          
Breweries 273
Beer production 9.7 million litres
Per capita consumption 101.3 litres

 


Last update : 11.11.2020