Lower Austria: Wine Autumn – Tradition and Inovation
From flowering vines to vintage, from festivals in wine alleys to traditional harvest festivals, from wine baptisms to the first tasting of young wine at the beginning of the new year. In the case of wine, there are many reasons to celebrate in Lower Austriathroughout the year. The wine-growing autumn is in many ways exceptional for winemakers. It is an old woman's summer in its most beautiful form. The vineyards turn warm colors, it rains very little and the smell of pressed grapes and ripe apples floats in the air. It's time for real enjoyment. And what makes the Lower Austrian wine autumn so original?
Lower Austrian Winemakers Support Tradition and Innovations
Wine has been grown in Lower Austria for over 4,000 years and a wine culture has emerged in many ways similar to the Czech or Slovak one, but in various respects it is unique in the world. Lower Austrian winemakers not only maintain old customs, but also innovate them. The wines are characterized by the interconnectedness of the region with traditions and the courage to introduce modern methods.
Many successful winemakers come from Lower Austria. They thrive here mainly due to their craftsmanship, relationship and respect for traditions and the extraordinary soil of this vast country. It is especially ideal for Veltlin Green, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
And where can you find the most interesting wines? You will discover a local rarity in the form of Veltlin Red in Austria's oldest winery, the Stift Klosterneuburg Abbey. Thanks to conscious winemakers, you can also taste various indigenous varieties this year - that is, grape varieties that have been bred on their own without human intervention, such as Rotgipfler and Zierfandler in the Wienerwald region.
Magical Vineyards, Traditional Wine Streets and Modern Wine Architecture
Visit the most beautiful wine-growing villages, which look like from a romantic film or a gastronomic magazine. Lower Austria is the largest producer of wines from all regions of Austria and has a deep wine culture and history. That is why you will find traditional wine streets with small houses, which are the gateway to long cellars. In Rohrendorf there is even the longest wine street in all of Austria.
The Lower Austrian region is also characterized by the greatest contrast to wine architecture. In addition to the ancient cellars, the brick paths in Poysdorf or the beautiful colorful Holzapfel winery, there are also modern buildings, award-winning architectural works and square wine shops, such as the Loisium or Rosenberger. Tastings directly in the vine also have a long tradition.
There Are Many Wine-Related Festivals Taking Place in Lower Austria
The wine route in Lower Austria exceeds 830 kilometers and includes almost 1,100 cellars. In the current autumn period, an event is held here every day, of course with regard to the current situation with the spread of coronavirus.
Wine has a very important place in Lower Austria. Although you can taste it in various places throughout the year, in the autumn, the wine craft and tasting has an even greater charm. While discovering the wine, you can enjoy walks through the vineyards, indulgent trips through the cellar alleys or visits to local wineries, where winemakers tell you about their own story and relationship to wine.
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Source: Niederösterreich-Werbung GmbH
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