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The Grüner Veltliner is a variety of white wine variety grape originary of Austria.
In 2008, In Austria there were 17,151 hectares of Grüner Veltliner plantations and it accounts for almost 33% of all vineyards in the country! In Wachau, Kremstal and Kamptal, it grows in terraces reminiscent of the Rhine together with the Riesling, on slopes so steep they can barely retain any soil. The result is an extremely pure, minerally wine capable of long aging, that stands comparison with some of the great wines of the world. In recent blind tastings organized by the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, Grüner Veltliners have beaten world-class Chardonnays from the likes of Mondavi and Maison Louis Latour!
Outside of Austria, Grüner Veltliner is grown in the Czech Republic and Hungary.
In recent years a few US wineries have started to grow Grüner Veltliner.
The Grüner Veltliner is also planted in Australia and in Canada.