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Top Rated Gruner Veltliner

Domane Wachau's vineyards hug steep slopes overlooking the Danube River in Austria

Cultivated originally in Austria and neighboring countries, Grüner Veltliner is increasingly being planted in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Depending on the region, it can have strong mineral flavors or more aromatic and spicy notes. Below are the best Grüner Veltliners we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.


Dr. Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars
2011 Grüner Veltliner
Finger Lakes, New York
14/20

$18

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Kurt Angerer
2009 Kies Grüner Veltliner
Kamptal, Austria
14/20

$18

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Laurenz V.
2010 Charming Grüner Veltliner
Kamptal, Austria
14/20

$30

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Zantho
2009 Grüner Veltliner
Burgenland, Austria
14/20

$15

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Biohof Pratsch
2010 Grüner Veltliner Rotenpüllen
Weinviertel, Austria
13.5/20

$20

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Domäne Wachau
2010 Terrassen Federspiel Grüner Veltliner
Wachau, Austria
13.5/20

$15

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Weingut Setzer
2009 Grüner Veltliner "Ausstich" DAC
Weinviertel, Austria
13.5/20

$16

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Darcie Kent
2009 Grüner Veltliner
Monterey County, CA
13/20

$18

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