• Pärchen in der Kellergasse © Martina Siebenhandl
  • Kellergassenfest Rohrendorf © Weinstraße Kremstal, POV Robert Herbst
  • Weißenkirchen Landschaft © Robert Herbst
  • Kellergassenfest Krems-Thallern © Weinstraße Kremstal, POV Robert Herbst
  • Kellergasse Rohrendorf © Martina Siebenhandl
  • Kellergassenfest Rohrendorf © Weinstraße Kremstal, POV Robert Herbst
  • Kellergasse am Wagram
  • Kellergassenfest Rohrendorf © Weinstraße Kremstal, POV Robert Herbst
  • Ausblick Wachau © pov.at Robert Herbst

Cellar-lined Lane Festivals

Gently rolling hills covered with vineyards nestling one against the other blend harmoniously into the landscape of the wine regions along the Danube in Lower Austria. Wine is the livelihood for many people in the region and has a long tradition.

In fact, viticulture has a two-thousand year (cultural) history along the Danube. The Celts and Illyrians are believed to have pressed wine from wild grapes long before then, but systematic cultivation began at the time of the Roman occupation. The Bavarian dioceses and monasteries probably built the first terraced vineyards in the Wachau in the Middle Ages. Viticulture reached a heyday at the time, with large parts of today's Vienna planted in grapevines and the monasteries exporting their already in-depth knowledge of wine into the Danube region - a development that has left visible and delectable traces down to the present day.

From the Wachau to the gateway of Vienna, white wines are the predominant varieties whereas powerful reds prevail in Carnuntum in far-eastern Lower Austria. The most authentic way of experiencing these excellent vintages is at cellar-lined lane festivals and at traditional heurige wine taverns. Whether you opt for a wine festival in one of the picturesque cellar-lined lanes in the different wine regions or other types of oenophile events - enjoying wine outdoors is a favorite pastime along the Danube in Lower Austria from May to September.

Weinstöcke im Frühling, Wachau

Winegrowing Regions along the Danube

Ancient wine culture and ultra-modern wineries. Venerable customs and elegant wine events. The finest white wines in the world and warm sociability at down-to-earth heuriger wine taverns. The wine regions along the Danube in Lower Austria lead you through unique wine country full of contrasts and new experiences.

A Primer on the Winegrowing Regions

Wine Encounters & Wine Seminars

All along the Danube - from the Wachau to Carnuntum - there are countless opportunities to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of wine at wine seminars, wine tasting sessions or hikes with trained wine guides.

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Cellar-lined Lane Festivals and Culinary Highlights

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Blick von der Donau auf Weißenkirchen in der Wachau

Weissenkirchen Riesling Festival

Romantic Weissenkirchen in the Wachau, the largest Wachau wine community, invites the public to join in on the traditional Riesling Festival in the Teisenhoferhof in August. Along with top Wachau wines, visitors can look forward to traditional dishes and musical entertainment.

Dates in 2020: August 14 to 16

Stratzinger Kellergasse

Stratzing Cellar-lined Lane Festival

The picturesque cellar-lined lane in Stratzing in the Krems Valley spruces itself up every year to host its cellar-lined lane festival. The local wine makers and cellar owners have a host of culinary delights and fine wines in store for visitors.

Dates in 2020: August 14 - 16

Weinfest am Eichbühel in Krustetten, Weinstraße Kremstal

Eichbühel Wine Festival

This most scenic wine festival in the Krems Valley is the one at the Eichbühel hilltop vineyard in Krustetten. For three days in August, visitors can delight in the wonderful panorama and superb wines.

Dates in 2020: August 7 to 9

Kellergassenfest Rohrendorf © Weinstraße Kremstal, POV Robert Herbst

Rohrendorf Cellar-lined Lane Festival

Every two years in late August/early September, Austria's longest cellar-lined lane (1,650 meters to be exact) stages the three-day Rohrendorf Cellar-Lined Lane Festival, an event known far and wide. About 30 cellar owners open their doors to treat visitors to hearty food and refreshing wines.

Dates 2020: September 4-6

Wine taverns

Opened now (Today, 31.05.2020)