There are currently more than 30 varieties of grape admissible for the production of quality and "Prädikatswein" in Austria. In volume and in respect of the achievable levels of quality, they have differing significance for the indigenous production of wine.

Breakdown by Variety:

 
     
Grüner Veltliner  
34.8
Blauer Zweigelt  
16.9
Blaufränkisch  
8.0
Welschriesling  
6.7
Riesling  
3.7
Weisser Burgunder  
3.4
Chardonnay  
2.9
Blauer Portugieser  
2.4
Müller-Thurgau  
2.4
other varieties  
18.8
Source: Federal Institute for Viticulture, Eisenstadt, 2002

Wine growing in and around Krems can be traced back more than 2,000 years. Due to the mild climate, the quality of the soil and the local wine growers’ hard work, Krems and the Wachau have developed into Austria’s best wine growing regions. The heritage of wine growing in Krems is deeply rooted in the old traditions, thus guaranteeing connoisseur wines of superior quality – vintage after vintage.