Gruner Veltliner
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Varietal Character

Gruner Veltliner
Gruner Veltliner

Young, hip and fresh, dancing to the beat of your own groove. You are nervy with a clever spice. Your modish Euro-style is totally chic for the bars and clubs of Vienna, but it’s a fashion yet to catch on with the American couture trendies.

Appellations Growing Gruner Veltliner Grapes

Appellations producing the most Gruner Veltliner wines:

Gruner Veltliner Grape Details

Gruner Veltliner (aka. Veltliner)

Widely grown in Austria, this white-wine grape is used to create the famous wines of the same name. The wines it produces are typically fermented dry, and are medium-bodied, lightly fruity and spicy, with naturally high acidity. A late ripener and moderately cold-resistant, this grape promises to do well in cool regions with extended growing seasons. Gruner Veltliner has yet to find a niche in North America, however the grape may gain greater attention with the renewed interest in its Germanic counterpart, Riesling, and the search for a white wine other than Chardonnay.

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Best-of-Appellation Wine List

See the Gruner Veltliner wines that have been advanced to Best-of-Appellation™ standing for their respective regions.

Featured Gruner Veltliner

Galen Glen Vineyard and Winery 2011 Stone Cellar Grüner Veltliner (Lehigh Valley)
Dramatic nose of ripe grapefruit entwines with delicate floral nuances and a hint of crisp green celery. Sublime with pork, all seafood & vegetables.
buy wine $14.00
Galen Glen Vineyard and Winery 2013 Stone Cellar Grüner Veltliner (Lehigh Valley)

buy wine $15.99