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The flavours of the Weinviertel

Culinary highlights in the region

It is hardly surprising that the Weinviertel’s motto is ‘leisurely enjoyment’.

Austria’s largest winegrowing area is not only famous for its outstanding wines – particularly the peppery Weinviertel DAC – this part of north-eastern Austria is a hotbed of culinary excellence all year round. Fans of the finer things in life are in their element here...

Fresh herbs and baked goodies

In spring the Weinviertel comes back to life for tourists, the landscape comes into bloom and the first produce from the land hits the region’s dining tables. Wild garlic, asparagus and herbs get the year off to a flavour-packed start. In summer the trees and bushes are laden with ripening fruit: raspberries, strawberries, cherries, apricots and many other varieties give Weinviertel cuisine a serious vitamin boost. In autumn root vegetables set a different tone, in harvest time. Pumpkins, onions and potatoes are all popular ingredients. In winter cookies and mulled wine are served alongside plaited Striezel loaves and delicious Wuchteln brioche-like squares filled with jam. Pickles and preserves are also popular at this time of year.