The vineyards of Austrian State count (beside Carinthia. Salzburg. Tirol and Vorarlberg ) to the smallest wine regionBergland, This designation applies to Vins, the quality wines allowed under " wine region Upper Austria "are marketed. Upper Austria is known above all for its cider, also known as "Land Acid". Viticulture has been here since the Celts and Romans tradition. From the 14th to the 16th century, there was a heyday. By climatic Changes related to the Little ice age There was a decline and therefore a boom in the production of beer,
In the 19th century, almost all Upper Austrian vineyards fell phylloxera and the mildew to the victim. From the 1990s, it came back to a small renaissance. The vineyards are located in Danube Valley, in Machland, on the Linzer Gaumberg, on the edge of the Eferding Basin, in the Innviertel, in the Mühlviertel and in the south of the Salzkammergut. Predominant are the red wines Zweigelt, Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Roesler and Blaufränkisch, as well as the white wine varieties Green Valtellina. Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) and Müller-Thurgau, Around 25 winemakers manage 45 hectares of vineyards. These include Matthias Eichinger in Hilkering (Hartkirchen), Johann Kraus in Ottensheim and Alexandra Reisenberger in Leonding.