The beauty and lifestyle here seem inconceivable in this day and age - areas this pure and authentic in many parts of the world seem to be trading in those very qualities. And locals here have chosen to embrace their heritage gastonomically, viticulturally and agriculturally.Start your journey right here...
Come see a new trend in wine production in action at Fred Loimer's winery in the beautiful Kamptal region of Lower Austria, about 1 1/2 hours away from Vienna. What is it that sets Fred's highly successful wines apart from others? He relies on a different approach, one that is both traditional and yet revolutionary: Fred chooses to grow his grapes using the biodynamic method for reasons he explains in our podcast.Listen to the podcast
...is the head of wine exports at Winzer Krems, a unique wine production business, with over 1000 members who contribute to the production. The grapes are combined to create outstanding wine at the Winzer Krems' winery: Sandgrube 13. In our podcast he explains "Winzer Krems" and also reminisces about the largest festival for traditional Austrian music: "Glatt und Verkehrt" - a festival you should not miss on your next visit.Listen to the podcast
From Vienna, drive along the Danube westward towards Lower Austria. Just past the city of Krems, you’ll encounter idyllic, terraced vineyards of the Wachau valley. Walking along a path through these ancient Weingärten, may lead you to spy an emerald-scaled Smaragd lizard. This sun-loving vineyard denizen is the mascot for the richest, most intensely flavored wines of the Wachau Valley.Learn more about Austrian wines