Wine tasting, © Weinviertel Tourismus / Bartl

On the trail of fine wine – Weinviertel Weinstrasse

The joys of wine

Extending for more than 400km, the Weinviertel Weinstrasse wends its way through the gently rolling hills of the Weinviertel – taking in numerous cellar lanes and vineyards along the way. It takes in Austria’s largest winegrowing area – the aptly named Weinviertel - which with 13,350 hectares accounts for almost a quarter of the nation’s land under vines. All along the length of the Weinviertel Weinstrasse wine route the main focus is always on wine. Stop off at one of the numerous winegrowers, immerse yourself in the art of winemaking, celebrate wine at one of the many wine festivals or experience the Weinviertel cellar lanes and their labyrinthine subterranean tunnel systems.

Three sections

There are three sections to the Weinviertel Weinstrasse. Starting at Heldenberg near Ziersdorf, the Weinviertel Weinstrasse cuts through the Schmidatal valley, the countryside around the town of Retz, and the Pulkautal valley (the western Weinviertel). The wine route continues through the hilly area around Falkenstein, Poysdorf, Mistelbach and Zistersdorf (Veltliner country) before cutting a loop through the hilly landscape of the Matzner Hügel region and the areas around Wolkersdorf, Hagenbrunn and Bisamberg (southern Weinviertel).