Wine Tour Austria
Wine tour Austria - A quick intro ...
Go on a wine tour to Austria and you will discover the unknown and fascinating little sister of the German wine counterpart! Indeed, a large number of Austrian and German wines have a lot in common, but are actually often different in taste and body. Climate and grape varieties naturally play a major role in this.
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What are the best wine routes and wine regions to visit on your wine trip to Austria?
The majority of the Austrian wine regions are located in the east of the country along the border with Hungary, as an extension of the Czech wine region of Moravia. There are some small vineyards in the other regions of Austria such as Tyrol and Salzburg. If you want to visit the wine regions of Salzburg and Tyrol during your wine tour through Austria, for example as a day trip, then Wineroundtrips.com can easily organize this for you. Mention it in the free quote request and we will arrange it for you.
Austria mainly produces white wines. Where France has its AOCs, Austria has the DACs (Districtus Austriae Controllatus) for its quality wines. In addition to imported international grape varieties such as Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, Austria has many local varieties. For example, for the red grapes there is the Blauer Portugieser, the Blaufränkisch or the Zweigelt. The Rotgipfler and the Zierfandler are produced for the white wines. The white Grüner Veltliner is the dominant grape variety in Austria.
When is the best time to visit the Austrian wine regions?
This is highly dependent on the activities you wish to undertake. Austria is located in central Europe and can be quite cold in the winters, somewhat comparable to the Moselle and the Champagne wine regions in France. If you want to take beautiful photos, walk or do any other outdoor activities, the best time to visit Austria on a wine tour would be between the months of March, as soon as the beautiful sunny days return and October, after the grape harvest.
If you mainly come for wine tasting and also want to make a city trip, then a visit to this beautiful wine country is possible all year round. Vienna is a beautiful city where you can go all the way. You can also easily reach the city by train, which is a pleasant way to start your wine city trip.
Ask us about the possibilities to make a wine tour to Austria and we will be happy to help you deliver an authentic wine experience.
During a wine tour to Austria, depending on your budget, you will have a large choice in beautiful authentic and comfortable accommodations. Castles, bed & breakfast, and wine hotels are widely available, whether or not on or in the immediate vicinity of a vineyard.
If you wish to combine your wine tour with golf, wellness, gastronomy or another theme, Wineroundtrips.com has selected the best Castles, bed & breakfast and wine hotels for you with golf or a wellness centre. Some hotels even have both. Most of our selected hotels offer evening dining options. The restaurants of the selected hotels offer local or international cuisine with matching Austrian, preferably local, wines. Some Michelin restaurants employ their own sommelier and you can offer an optimal combination of the best local wine choice with the delicious dishes.
Wine regions Austria
The wine region around Vienna, the capital of Austria, including the city itself, is the largest wine region in Austria and is located in the northwest of the country. The Vienna wine region is set in a beautiful hilly landscape around the Danube river. During wine tastings in this region, in addition to the most delicious white wines, you will also be able to enjoy the many views of the surrounding area and Vienna itself.
Regarding accommodation, Vienna has some of the most beautiful hotels in the country where you can spend the night. From your hotel you can easily take day trips to various wine farms and wineries where you will taste delicious Austrian wines. If you prefer to stay outside the city among the vineyards, we have different accommodation options for you. Ask us at Wineroundtrips.com for the possibilities.
Delicious wines naturally require good food. Vienna is not only the capital of beautiful cafes where you can enjoy delicious chocolate cakes and pies with coffee, Vienna is also the city of several gourmet restaurants and bistros where you can taste the delicious local Austrian cuisine. All this in combination with matching Austrian, preferably local, wines.
After a few days of wine tasting and enjoying the capital Vienna, the next step of your wine tour through Austria is to discover the wine region of Burgenland, located between Austria’s two largest cities, Vienna itself and Graz. Burgenland is the second largest wine producing region in Austria and home to the Mittelburgenland wine region where Austria’s only DAC red wine is made. The Austrian DAC is the equivalent of the French IOC.
Besides some of Austria’s best wines, Burgenland also has a lot to offer when you want to combine wine tasting with sightseeing. Burgenland has some beautiful castles and villages and a lot of beautiful nature that are definitely worth a visit. If you want to stay there, there are plenty of options for those looking for a stay in nature and looking for detox. From your accommodation you can easily discover the surrounding wine regions of Burgenland.
Steirmark is the Austrian wine region which was the former eastern part of Slovenia and which includes the Styria wine region. Much of the area has a volcanic subsoil and a slightly colder climate, which distinguishes the wines of this region from the other wine regions in Austria. Mainly white wines are made, especially at the border with Slovenia, some red wines and a minimal production of rosé and sparkling wines.
When you go on a wine tour to Austria, you should not miss the Steirmark wine region. In addition to beautiful wines that you will not find in the rest of Austria, this wine region also contains some of the best wine hotels Austria has to offer. You should stay in these authentic accommodations to experience the authentic wine country which is Austria.
Best wineries to visit
Taste elegant wines while visiting some of the most beautiful wineries in Austria
Austria has an increasingly emerging wine tourism and that is for good reason. Austrian wines are increasingly gaining in notoriety and finesse thanks to the efforts of many parties. Nevertheless, Austria remains a relatively unknown wine country on the world market. We would like to help you discover the best wineries in Austria and charming smaller wineries located in for example Salzburg or Tirol.
Austria has many wineries that produce high-quality wines that are about to break through internationally. By going on a wine tour to Austria you can be ahead of the world and discover how good these wines are and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and landscapes during your wine tour from winery to winery.
At some wineries it is even possible to stay overnight. From elegant bed & breakfast to a real wine chateau, Austria has many authentic accommodation options for the wine lover. Feel free to request a free tailor-made quote without any obligation.
The best accommodation for your wine tour through Austria
Authentic wine chateaus and the most modern wine hotels, there is something for everyone in Austria
Austria has everything for you for the authentic wine experience. Delicious unknown wines that you can taste during wine tastings, beautiful castles and wine hotels between the vineyards and richly decorated cafes, bistros, restaurants where you can eat delicious food and taste matching wines.
You will also be able to enjoy the delicious Austrian wines during your overnight stays in the various accommodations during your wine tour. Whatever accommodation you want, boutique hotels, bed & breakfasts, wine hotels, luxury hotels with wellness and or golf course, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Whatever activities you want to undertake during your wine tour or thematic approach you want to give to your wine tour, for example a culinary discovery tour, every region, every hotel has something special. From small boutique hotels and bed & breakfasts with a lot of charm and authenticity to larger luxury wine hotels with a more modern design and sometimes their own wellness and spa centre or golf course, each type of accommodation offers the opportunity to fully relax, relax and enjoy your unique wine experience.