Austria’s best know Medieval western wine district located on the banks of the Danube. It is a source of their Austria’s most prized dry Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners. There are big differences between day and night temperatures which help ripen the grapes steadily due to the heat retention of the water, and the wines have great elegance, perhaps derived from the steep stony slopes that the vines are planted on. Irrigation (watering the vines) is a must because of very thin soils and less than average rainfall.
Important Producers: Freie Weingärtner Wachau, Alzinger, F. X. Pichler, Prager, Knoll, Jame