“Grüner Veltliner is the last of the great European white wine grapes.” So observed Terry Theise, the esteemed US wine connoisseur and importer. The popular wine is indeed a highlight of its native Niederösterreich -- and nowhere more so than at Nikolaihof.
Grüner Veltliner is the last of the great European white wine grapes.” So observed Terry Theise, the esteemed US wine connoisseur. The popular wine is a highlight of its native Niederösterreich (the region around Vienna), and nowhere more so than at Nikolaihof. Tucked away near Krems, this former 12th-century monastery is Europe's first biodynamic wine estate. The organic winery would be famous simply for its Robert Parker-endorsed Grüner, were it not for the equally sensational kitchen, the beloved annual apricot harvest (fluffy apricot dumplings!) and one of the more enchanting dining spots on the continent. On a warm summer night, indulge in the finest Grüners and a spectacular meal underneath a massive, century-old Kaiser lime tree. You won't soon forget it. Plan your visit at www.nikolaihof.at.