There has been a wine revolution in Austria in the last few decades. Not long ago, its wines barely registered even for enthusiasts, but now, with modern winemaking techniques, great vineyard sites, an interesting range of grape varieties and a distinctive, fine and focused style it is enjoying an increasingly enthusiastic following. Austria’s trump card is its very own Grüner Veltliner - a grape it has single-handedly brought to the attention of the world and which is proving to be capable of great complexity and variations in style. Full-bodied, dry Riesling is also a great strength. Red wine is still underrepresented, but those that are now beginning to be made with grape varieties like Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt are unique, fascinating and of very high quality.