Wine Regions

Styria - Destination to Savor

For the Styrian holiday for connoisseurs, discover places where the vinegar flows like honey and the oil tastes like nuts. On this tour through Styria you will get to know a vinegar factory and a pumpkin seed mill that produces Styrian seed oil.

What can be seen in Retz in the Weinviertel

Retz im Weinviertel At the beginning of January we were in Retz in the Weinviertel in Lower Austria for a few days. The Hotel Althof in Retz invited us to get to know its new winegrower's room. There you can also go on holiday to Austria's wine-growing regions in winter. The hotel alone would have been enough to make us feel at home in Retz in the Weinviertel [...]

Heuriger or Buschenschank - what is what?

Heuriger or wine tavern? It's not that easy to be familiar with the terminology of Austrian gastronomy. We have experienced this on our Austria trips to the wine regions of Lower Austria, Burgenland and Styria in recent years. Well, we were familiar with the term “Heuriger”. I associated the idea that it was a wine [...]

Hotel Althof Retz, where wine plays the main role

“Those who can enjoy no longer drink wine, they taste secrets!” This sentence by Salvador Dali above the bed in our vintner's room in the Hotel Althof Retz puts me in a wine-blissful mood. This should not leave me until the end of our stay in this hotel. It cannot be overlooked that in the Hotel Althof Retz the wine [...]

Canadian ice wine from Niagara

Canadian ice wine from Niagara tastes delicious. We tasted four wines at a presentation of Canadian wines from the Niagara region. Here you can also find out where to buy Canadian ice wine. This can be done online.

Winery rooms in the estate Pössnitzberg in Styria

Have you ever slept with grapevines in the room? No? We do. The winery rooms at Gut Pössnitzberg in Styria make this possible. There is no bedside table next to the bed, but a plant pot in which real grapevines grow. Behind it there are climbing grids on the wall, perhaps to give the vines a hold for their [...]

Sparkling wine from Südsteiermark matures in the cellar of Gut Pössnitzberg

Something is happening in the cellar of Gut Pössnitzberg During our visit to Gut Pössnitzberg * in Glanz on the South Styrian Wine Route in Austria, we are lucky that hotel director Rainer Ogrinigg invites us to wine and sparkling wine tasting in the estate's sparkling wine cellar. At this time of year, the sparkling wines from the previous season rest in the cool chambers of the cellar, [...]

The perfect destination in Franconia

How do I find the perfect excursion destination in Franconia? You probably also know the problem: the working week is drawing to a close, the weather is nice for the weekend, and you only want to take a few days off. But: where is the best place to go and what is really worthwhile? That is even [...]

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