Lower Austria: Wine Fall
Fall, the most beautiful of seasons, is slowly getting started. Lets visit our neighbors in Lower Austria and introduce their fascinating festival which displays old traditions, parades, and delicious tasting.
The Wine Fall , a festival or rather event, takes place for the 20th time. It connects wine-growing tradition and celebration of good harvest. The history of Lower-Austrian wine growing dates back to late-Middle-Ages. No wonder local wine-growers wanted to share joy of their all-year-long hard work.
During the first Wine Fall in 1996 214 events in 36 Lower-Austrian villages were held. 19 seasons later, Wine Fall became the biggest European initiative to promote wine tourism. From the end of August to late November, more than 800 events in more than 100 villages and towns across Lower Austria will take place.
We can recommend you new wine festivals . Another thing you shouldn’t miss are the so-called cellar corridors - there is no kitchen, living areas, or chimneys yet they open you vast cellar spaces sometimes going several hundred meters deep underground taking you to a whole new world spanning under vineyards. There are more than 1100 of such corridors in Lower Austria!
Of all we recommend you to see a cellar corridor in Hadres. It is the most beautiful and the longest closed cellar corridor in Lower Austria. A cellar within a cellar is 1.6 kilometer long. Less thick corridors are in Rohrendorfu bei Krems, and Feuersbrunnu am Wagram, with the total length of around 2 kilometers.
Romantic cellar corridors of Falkenstein join in an extensive arch around a castle ruin. Poysdorf has the largest density of corridors. More than nine such structures are in the area.
The wine-growing region of Lower Austria is covered with more than 30.000 hectares of vine, more than a half of all vineyards in the country. The most known sorts are Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, and Zweigelt. All internationally respected sorts are grown in eight wine-growing areas of Lower Austria which are lined by a 830-km wine road . Every area has its special features and different events, traditional and unusual as well.
If you relate the fall with wine and tourism, then we recommend you to visit Lower Austria. See enclosed wine-events in the region here HERE. Enjoy the most charming season of the year.
Source and pictures: Dolní Rakousko
Written by: Infoglobe staff
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