Facts and Figures - Wine / Beer / Liquors

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Based on some selected data, find out here about the importance of the wine/beer/spirits industry
  • 324


    In 2021, more than 1,000 different beers were brewed in Austria at 324 breweries.

  • 32.5%

    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 32.5% of the area used to grow wine.

  • 220

    Wachau apricot farmers

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

  • 63

    million litres of wine exported

    The outstanding vintage of 2018 led to record exports in Austrian wine of 63 million litres worth EUR 182.9 million.

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

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 2019) 63 million litres
Exports (in euros 2019) EUR 182.9 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: Austrian Brewers Association, annual report 2022
Beer in Austria – Key data for 2021
Breweries 324
Beer production 9.8 million litres
Per capita consumption 97.4 litres


Last update : 13. September 2022