Even though Austria is known as the “Alpine Republic”, its diverse climates and soils provide ideal conditions to produce the world’s finest wines. Austria has been producing wine for centuries with first findings of wine dating back to the Celts and Romans (700 BC). Another historical example, the flagship wine “Grüner Veltliner”, covering 37 % of Austria’s vineyards today, was created in the 10th century. Austria produces 1 % of the global wine production and 30 % of this production is exported. After Germany and Switzerland, the U.S. is the third biggest export market for Austrian wine.