The one to the 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 allowed under " wine region Vorarlberg ". Once there were around 500 hectares of vineyards, especially in the Walgau and in the Rhine Valley, By the phylloxera and the competition of South Tyrol Wine after the construction of the Arlbergbahn vanished the vines except for a vineyard in Röthis almost completely. Today they cover 10 hectares, the "Association of Wine Growers 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 varieties Blauburgunder ( 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 winemaker Josef Möth cultivates 3.5 hectares of vineyards on Lake Constance. In May 2919 he started an interesting project. Two tanks each with 1,000 liters of white wine and red wine were sunk 60 meters deep in Lake Constance. The white wine should spend a half, the red wine a whole year in the lake. It is to be found out, as the prevailing uniform temperature of 4 ° Celsius, the dark light conditions and the high water pressure on the taste or quality. The wines are marketed as "Edition Tiefenrausch". The project is supported by the Klosterneuburger Weinbauinstitut (HBLA for fruit and viticulture). Similar projects already existed on Lake Neusiedl and in the sea.
Quelle Tiefenrausch: The Winzer 06/2019