Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Portugal and Italy all grow this grape as do many other countries, but it is particularly well known in Alsace.
We think the best Pinot Blancs in the world might actually be made in Austria. In the last 5 years, possibly even further, my favourite Pinot Blanc every year is Austrian. The variety is grown quite widely, but with particular representation in the areas around the Neusiedlersee, Styria, Vienna, Weinviertel and Kamptal. In Austria, even mid-range Pinot Blancs are stylish, with flavours of almonds and good acidity. The best are concentrated, amazingly complex, and age well in bottle, well in excess of a decade.
Wiener Gemischter Satz Weingut ChristDiscover the original Vienna Field Blend - one of the best
Pinot Blanc "Der Vollmondwein" Weingut ChristOne of the very best Austrian Pinot Blanc - simply stunning.
Pinot Blanc/Weissburgunder Heidi SchroeckSerious Pinot Blanc
Weissburgunder Jungherrn Stift KlosterneubergFresh and balanced Pinot Blanc, even with its age.