Austrian wine export set new records both in terms of volume and sales last year.

According to figures issued by Statistik Austria, the wine exports exceeded €180m mark for the first time in 2019.

Overall numbers indicated that wine exports from the country increased by 9% in terms of value last year to hit €185.4m.

Furthermore, the export volume of Austrian wine has grown by 20.5% to 63.6 million litres, primarily due to a great 2018 vintage.

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Harvest volume in 2018 in Austria was approximately 15% higher than the 15-year average.

Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB) managing director Chris Yorke said: “The 2018 vintage gave Austria’s winegrowers the opportunity to serve new markets and open new market segments.

“We are, of course, extremely pleased that this has been achieved and that the level of value in quality-oriented markets has been increased.”

Other factors that contributed to the growth of Austrian wine exports was the expansion of products global footprint, which increased from 64 to 102 countries in 2019 over ten years.

Other factors that contributed to the growth of Austrian wine export was the expansion of products global footprint, which increased from 64 to 102 countries in 2019 over a period of ten years.

Yorke added: “For many years the AWMB’s export strategy has been based on placing Austrian wine in a great number of international markets. This enables us to absorb fluctuations in any individual markets more effectively, and to ensure sustainable export growth overall.”