Discover much more than just great wines from steep-terraced vineyards. Takes a short trip with Decanter from Vienna to explore this stunning riverside region.
WACHAU VALLEY, AUSTRIA
14 FEB 2014
Wachau fact file:
Total planted area: 1,350 hectares
Main grapes: Grüner Veltliner (52%), Riesling (16%), other whites (14%)
Leading viticultural towns: Spitz, Arnsdorf, Wösendorf, Joching, Weissenkirchen, Dürnstein, Loiben, Rossatz, Mautern
Main soil: Gföhl gneiss, a mineral-rich composition of migmatitic granite gneiss, quartz, felspar and mica, and parcels of loess
- Tip of the day: Austria overview
With a view overlooking the River Danube and a plate of homemade apricot dumplings in front of you, the terrace of the Richard von Löwenherz restaurant is the perfect way to prepare yourself for an exploration of the Wachau.
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