Enjoying wine responsibly- Welcome to Sustainable Austria

We live in a time when it is vital for us to share responsibility for our climate, our resources and for the human race.
The new Sustainable Austria seal of quality provides you with the opportunity to do just that. Enjoy wines that guide us sustainably toward the future – into a world where ethical values and responsible actions matter. Welcome!

The seal of quality

Applying sustainability to wine

Sustainable Austria is a seal of quality for wines produced in a sustainable way. They are produced in observance of certain economic, ecological and social criteria, and are closely scrutinised to ensure that they adhere to these principles. From the harvesting of the grapes through to élevage and bottling, the entire production process is examined and evaluated in relation to its contribution to sustainability. The priority is not just to manage the vines and the soil carefully, but also to focus on how the production process impacts on the environment, for instance through greenhouse gases, in order to comply with the European Commission’s European Green Deal requirements.


Sustainable Austria – a distinction with a scientific basis

Sustainable Austria is the result of many years of scientific research. Together with technical experts, the Austrian Winegrowers’ Association has developed a sophisticated certification system for measuring sustainable practices observed by domestic wine producers. Certified winegrowers have worked their way through a two-step process, in which they are also reviewed by an external auditor. The certification was initially launched in 2015, and many Austrian winegrowers have already been certified. For a full list, please refer to the Wineries section on this website.

The Winegrowers’ Association

The Austrian Winegrowers’ Association –
sustainable quality matters!

Sustainable Austria is a project undertaken by the Austrian Winegrowers’ Association. The commitment to a healthy environment and a vibrant region, as well as responsible resource management, are very important to us and were the reason behind the development of this certification. It assesses some 360 measures in the nine sustainability fields of climate, materials, energy, soil, biodiversity, water, quality, social factors and economic factors. External auditing companies ensure independent adherence to the criteria. Each year, the requirements for earning certification become more stringent and new scientific findings are adopted.


Sustainable Austria – we’d love to hear from you!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about Sustainable Austria. We will be glad to be of assistance.

Austrian Winegrowers’ Association
Schauflergasse 6
1014 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 1 53441-8554
Fax: +43 1 53441-8549
E-Mail: info@nachhaltigaustria.at