More regional (wine-)enjoyment
The region has three winegrowing areas, all full of character. Wine shops, heurige and inns offer typical regional fare. The wine regions along the Danube have always been beloved destinations for excursions. That’s because wine tastes especially good in its place of origin, where the atmosphere is relaxed and bucolic. The good value for the money is also a pleasant surprise. Winemakers invite you to sample their wines all year long.
Wagram: Plateau of open cellar doors
Wagram is known for its superb white wines, especially its three Veltliners (Grüner, Roter and Frühroter), and for its red wine Zweigelt. All of these varieties flourish in the loess terraces characteristic of Wagram. Weritas Wagram is a modern regional wine shop in Kirchberg am Wagram where 50 top winemakers from the Wagram Region present their wares. The wine bar adjoining Weritas Wagram treats guests to culinary delicacies from the region.
Traisen Valley: Forays into the history of wine
Even before the Romans entered the area, wine was cultivated in this up-and-coming winemaking area. The wines here stand out for their elegant purity and their mineral notes. Expert wine tour guides accompany you through the picturesque cellar-lined roads of the Traisen Valley, its vineyards, villages and cities. Each has his or her own special expertise and can tell you much – both serious and fun – about the special qualities of Traisen Valley wines, nature and history.
Klosterneuburg: Monastic vintages
The wine estate of Klosterneuburg Abbey was founded in 1114 and is Austria’s oldest and largest wine estate. Zweigelt was “invented” here in 1922. A crossing of St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch, it is the most widely grown red wine grape variety in Austria today. Renowned whites and reds are available for purchase and tasting at the abbey wine shop.
Carp raised in the pond at Sitzenberg Castle
Sitzenberg Castle with its castle pond is a charming idyll and home to Sitzenberg carp. The town of Sitzenberg runs the pond operations itself and invites the public each year to many events. The dry fishing festival is particularly spectacular. The pond is drained and a variety of carp delicacies are available. Delicious carp is a traditional Christmas dish in Austria and the Christmas Fish Market in December has plenty of fish available for the holidays.