All about wine

The Wachau can look back to a long history of wine-growing. The steeply terraced vineyards, where world-renowned vintage wines grow, dominate the impression of the visitor in the Danube valley. Wachauan wines benefit from ideal natural conditions such as the moderate climate and the temperature-regulating effects of the Danube.

The “Vinea Wachau” – an association of vineyards of Wachau created three categories of white wine in order to emphasize the unique quality of these wines:

  • Steinfeder - light, aromatic
  • Federspiel - elegant, full
  • Smaragd - mature, rich

The most widely grown wine grapes are the Green Veltliner and the Riesling. The Wachau has, however, many more excellent white and red grapes to offer. Wines can be tasted in restaurants and traditional inns, during special wine festivals or directly at the winegrower’s estates. Therefore we recommend additionally to the wine growers of the "Vinea Wachau" the Bio-vineyard Nikolaihof Saahs in Mautern. About further facilities we would like to inform you locally.

The Vinea Wachau offers an app which informes you about the opening hours of the vineries, restaurants and Heurigen. If offers additional information about the vinyards and the soil profile.


The region of Wachau and its wine ...

Wine tasting

Domäne Wachau

In the vinery "Domäne Wachau" a guided tours of the cellar including a guided wine tasting takes place on Saturdays at 2 p.m. Visitors will be guided through the baroque vault and the renowned „wine cellar castle“. In addition to information on the history of the Wachau and of winegrowing as such, the tour includes tastes of six classic wines.

Domäne Wachau

Holidays for connoisseurs in one of the most beautiful regions of Austria

Adventure Wine


In the “Cellar World“ at Langenlois, visitors will be drawn into a mystical world of sensual experience as they can taste, smell, feel, see and even hear wine.

Loisium Langenlois

Sandgrube 13 Wein.Sinn

Experience wine with all its different facets and find out more about its production, its history, its culture – and especially its taste! "SANDGRUBE 13 Wein.Sinn" – a sensual journey through the world of wine.

Winzer Krems