Austria


Zantho Zweigelt Zantho Zweigelt $15.50

Andau, Burgenland lies on the eastern side of Austria, bordering Hungary. An area studded with lakes along with a cool climate and rocky, gravelly soils. All this goes into creating unique wines, this Zweigelt is no exception. Exuding minerality and an earthy forest floor nose, complemented by cranberry, blueberry and black fruits. Refreshing acidity and soft tannins, this wine is easy to pair with a variety of foods!



Zantho Blaufrankisch Zantho Blaufrankisch $15.50

If you have had our Donausonne Blaufrankisch, this is nothing like it! A beautiful dry wine, enticing minerality, cherry, red fruits with an underlying herbaceous quality. A light body, great acidity and light tannins. Let this wine surprise you with its versatility when it comes to pairing with a dish. A great companion to poultry or red meat!



Sohm & Kracher Sohm & Kracher $16.00

Austria does many things well, Gruner Veltliner is definitely included in that list. A gorgeous high acid white with delicate floral aromas, minerality, stone fruits and white pepper on the palate. One liter bottle making this an excellent value buy!



Stadt Krems Gruner Veltliner Stadt Krems Gruner Veltliner $18.00

Wine from the Kremstal hills of Austria. Amazing minerality with a body that is light, crisp, and dry. Lovely flavors of lemon, citrus and green apple. If you don't know this grape or have only had ones with little character, try this one for a game changer, this is a big favorite of the staff and one of the only wines that can pair with salad!



Kracher Beerenauslese Kracher Beerenauslese $27.00

Forget Sauternes! Few producers have achieved the worldwide recognition that Kracher has got. A specialist is dessert wine, this one in particular showcases Zweigelt. Beautifully sweet, still with amazing acidity, it shows baked cherry notes, dried stone fruits and honey. This can go toe to toe with Chateau d'Yquem.



Orchard Wine Cellar Movers and Shakers This Week

  • Tintero Moscato

    #1 Tintero Moscato

    Sori Gramella refers to the one of the only single vineyard Moscatos, and Marco is the only producer to bottle this striking limestone amphitheater commercially. Once the 30 year old vines give up their bounty, and the grapes are harvested and pressed, they are kept in stainless steel at a low temperature to prevent fermentation until an order is received in order to provide the freshest wine possible.
    (Holding the #1 spot)

  • Sweet Sunset Chocolate Merlot

    #2 Sweet Sunset Chocolate Merlot

    First lets say that this is Not ChocoVine. This wine is actually made with eighty five percent Merlot and than has natural chocolate cream added to the mix. This is the wine for anyone looking for sweet red or the chocolate lover at home. Great gift for the holidays. (behind by 15 bottles)

  • Armas de Guerra Rose

    #3 Armas de Guerra Rose

    My heavens! 50+ year old, organic Mencia vines from some of the highest vineyards in Bierzo. Subtle aromas of strawberry, pink grapefruit and white pepper play with clean river rock minerality touched by zesty key lime. Balance and finish are tied together with a vibrating acidity. Structured and executed like a world class ballerina doing flamenco. Sells out every year for good reason. Lighter than Provence, a different planet than White Zin. The only hard part is only opening one bottle at a time. (behind by 9 bottles)

  • Fiore Nebbiolo

    #4 Fiore Nebbiolo

    A beautifully balanced Nebbiolo. Aromas of dried violets, earth and hints of anise. The palate yields more savory earthiness, dark cherry, pomegranate, subtle notes from oak. Enough tannin to wait a few years, but enough acid to approach now. We envision a glass of this next to a piece of roast lamb. tied

Fun New Arrivals

  • Broc Carignan

    Broc Carignan

    From 130+ yr old vines, and on original rootstock comes this remarkable Carignan. All native yeasts, no SO2 used during production means pure bright flavors of tart cherry, blueberry and unmistakeable juicy tang from carbonic maceration. Why spend $34 on wine.com?

  • Gotes del Priorat

    Gotes del Priorat

    A slightly different and wonderful lighter take on Priorat. The gorgeous blue slate show immediately on the nose, Carignan is there but with richness and elegance. Really pretty and an homage to the fruit. Gorgeous leather and blue black fruit flavors with spice and soft leather. Organic, hand picked and just 9 months in French, this really is a lovely wine!

  • Miquel Pons 77 Xarelho

    Miquel Pons 77 Xarelho

    Paying homage to Miquel Pons who has 77 harvests under his belt is this delicious Xarel·lo. Handpicked and aged in French barrels with generous lees treatment, this is Xarel-lo like none we ever had. Gorgeous earthy acidty wrapped in creamy texture and ample oak. If you are a Cali chard drinker, prepare to have your heart broken by this Spanish seductress!

  • Three Brooms

    Three Brooms

    This single vineyard, certified sustainable sav blanc shows lovely white flower, chili pepper, and gooseberry on the nose with some sandy mineralogy. Very nice weight and balance showing passion fruit, ripe apple flavors. Such a pleasant surprise is the roundness, the acid is lively and energetic but not abrasive.