The red grape Zweigelt is the most spread red grape variety in Austria. It is a crossing from Blaufränkisch and Sankt Laurent. The name derives from breeder Professor Fritz Zweigelt who worked on the crossing in 1922 at Klosterneuburg. Zweigelt covers today about 6.200ha – which makes up 14% of Austria’s vineyards.
The grape variety is planted in almost all wine regions in Austria but brings only regularly extraordinary quality in Carnuntum and Neusiedlersee region. Its versatility is amazing: from young, fresh and fruity wines up to complex and rich wines finished in oak barrels with good ageing potential – this grape variety is a real allrounder.