The share of red wine in Austria's cultivated area has more than tripled from 1951 to 2017. In terms of hectares, this even means a 4.5-fold increase: from 3,486 to 15,730 ha. The exact figures of the development since 1951 have now been completed by wein.plus-Lexikon editor Norbert Tischelmayer with the support of Johanna Weiß from Österreich Wein Marketing (ÖWM).
The total vineyard area grew from 34,682 to 59,545 ha between 1951 and 1980 and currently (2022) stands at 44,728 ha. Since 2017, the area under vines has decreased by 1,787 ha or 3.8 per cent. Red wines had their largest share with 34 per cent in 2009, the previous year it was 32 per cent or 14,428 ha. The trend towards more red wine has thus reversed in recent years.
The share of organically farmed land has increased almost tenfold since 1999, rising from 719 to 6,976 ha, or 15.3 percent of the total. The figures as well as ascenders and descenders in the statistics are available here for wein.plus members.
(al / Source: wein.plus Lexicon, Norbert Tischelmayer; Photo: OEWM/WSNA)