2. The Land

The Wachau and the Danube’s lovely tributary valleys. Steiermark (Styria), home to lush, bucolic hillsides. The vast, peaceful paradise of the lake Neusiedlersee and its shores. And Vienna - the world’s only major wine-growing capital. These wine regions are some of the most beautiful in the world. And like their wines, each is very distinctive.

A picture shows Weißenkirchen / Wachau

The exciting diversity of Austria’s wines is enhanced by  the different types of soils here, such as the rocky Danube terraces, the massive layers of loess in Lower Austria, the calcareous soils in Burgenland and southern Styria and the volcanic basalt derivates found in the Kamptal and in south-eastern Styria.