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The Wachau and wine

All about wine

The Wachau looks back on 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. Wachaua wines benefit from ideal natural conditions such as the moderate climate and the temperature-regulating effects of the Danube.

"Vinea Wachau"

The “Vinea Wachau” – an association of vineyards in the 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
Weingärten in Dürnstein

The most widely grown wine grapes are the Green Veltliner and the Riesling. The Wachau, however, has 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 additionally recommend the wine growers of the "Vinea Wachau", the organic vineyard of Nikolaihof Saahs in Mautern. This wine tavern in the Wachau is the perfect place to try wines.

The Vinea Wachau offers the app myWachau, which informes you about the opening hours of the wineries, restaurants, and wine taverns. If offers additional information about the vinyards and the soil profile.

Wanderung in Spitz, Wachau - (c) Donau Niederösterreich / Steve Haider

Wine tasting

Domäne Wachau

In the winery "Domäne Wachau", 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, the tour includes tastes of six classic wines.

Domäne Wachau

Weingarten in Göttlesbrunn - © Donau Niederösterreich / Steve Haider

Adventure Wine

Loisium

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

Sandgrube 13 Wein.Sinn

Experience wine and 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

Wein und Architektur, Freigut Thallern, Wienerwald - © Niederösterreich Werbung/Andreas Hofer