The vineyards of the Austrian State count (next to Carinthia. Salzburg. Tirol and Vorarlberg ) to the smallest wine regionBergland, This designation applies to Vins, the quality wines may under " wine region Upper Austria ”are marketed. Upper Austria is best known for its apple must, which is also known as "regional acid". Winegrowing has been here since Celts and Romans tradition. There was a heyday from the 14th to the 16th century. By climatic Changes related to the Little ice age there was a decline and therefore a boom in the production of beer,
Almost all Upper Austrian vineyards fell in the 19th century phylloxera and the mildew to the victim. From the 1990s there was a small renaissance. The vineyards are located in the Danube Valley, in the Machland, on the Linzer Gaumberg, on the edge of the Eferdinger Basin, in the Innviertel, in the Mühlviertel and in the south of the Salzkammergut. The predominant are the red wine varieties 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 winegrowers cultivate 45 hectares of vineyards. These include Matthias Eichinger in Hilkering (Hartkirchen), Johann Kraus in Ottensheim and Alexandra Reisenberger in Leonding.