It was most widespread in the 1950s because of the introduction at that time of Lenz Moser´s Hochkultur (High Culture) training system. The variety is widely planted today, especially in Lower Austria (Niederösterreich) and northern Burgenland. As an origin-typical DAC wine, this variety has a special rank in several wine-growing regions. While its cultivation decreased by 22% between 1999 and 2009, it still maintains the dominant position in Austria's total vineyard surface area. Grüner Veltliner achieved worldwide awareness and popularity at the end of the last century.
Grüner Veltliner flavor profile
Grüner Veltliner is the most important autochthonous grape variety in Austria.