The very west Austrian State counts (next to Carinthia. upper Austria. Salzburg and Tirol ) to the smallest wine regionBergland Austria, This designation applies to Vins. quality wines may under " wine region Vorarlberg ”are marketed. There was once around 500 hectares of vineyards here, especially in Walgau and in Rhine Valley, Through the phylloxera and the competition of the South Tyrol After the Arlbergbahn was built, the vines almost completely disappeared except for a vineyard in Röthis. Today, they cover 10 hectares, the "Association of Winegrowers of Vorarlberg" consists of 70 members. The white wine varieties are cultivated Müller-Thurgau. Riesling. Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) and Traminer, as well as the red wine varieties Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Blaufränkisch. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Well-known wineries include Franz Nachbaur in Röthis, Peter Summer in Frastanz and Josef Möth with the westernmost this year Austria.
The vintner Josef Möth cultivates 3.5 hectares of vineyards on Lake Constance. In May 2919 he started an interesting project. Two tanks with 1,000 liters of white wine and red wine each were sunk 60 meters deep in Lake Constance. The white wine should spend half a year, the red wine a whole year in the lake. The aim is to find out how the prevailing uniform temperature of 4 ° Celsius, the dark light conditions and the high water pressure affect the taste or affect the quality. The wines are marketed as "Edition Tiefenrausch". The project is supported by Klosterneuburg Wine Institute (HBLA for fruit and viticulture). There were similar projects on Lake Neusiedl and in the sea.
Source Tiefenrausch: The winegrower 06/2019