Fine Weinviertel wines, © Retzer Land / Astrid Bartl

Weinviertel Weinstrasse: on the trail of fine wine

The Weinviertel Weinstrasse wine route is the perfect road trip destination thanks to its winegrowers, wine festivals and picture-postcard landscapes.

Extending for more than 400km, the Weinviertel Weinstrasse wends its way through the rolling hills of the Weinviertel – taking in numerous cellar lanes and vineyards along the way.

Wherever it goes, the focus of the Weinviertel Weinstrasse is always on wine. Stop off at one of the numerous winegrowers, immerse yourself in the art of winemaking, celebrate wine at one of the many wine festivals or experience the Weinviertel cellar lanes and their labyrinthine subterranean tunnel systems.

Three sections

The Weinviertel Weinstrasse route has three sections. Starting at Heldenberg near Ziersdorf, the Weinviertel Weinstrasse cuts through the Schmidatal valley, the countryside around the town of Retz, and the Pulkautal valley (the western Weinviertel). The 400km-long wine trail continues through the area around Falkenstein, Poysdorf and Mistelbach (Veltliner country) before making a loop through the hilly landscape of the Matzner Hügel region and the area surrounding Wolkersdorf, Hagenbrunn and Bisamberg (southern Weinviertel).

On the trail of fine wine: Grüner Veltliner et al draw wine fans to the Weinviertel

The Weinviertel has long since established a reputation for itself as a destination that is synonymous with exceptional quality. This is reflected in the Weinviertel DAC Grüner Veltliner and in any trip to the growers and estates along the Weinviertel Weinstrasse. The wineries, Heuriger wine taverns and private rooms for rent along the Weinviertel Weinstrasse are all renowned for their hospitality.