If you were to ask a Viennese person what they are most proud of, it wouldn't be the opera house or even their world famous coffee shops. Instead, they would say their wines, which they love so much that they barely export them! On this tour, we'll let you in on the secrets of one of Europe's best off-the-radar wine regions. You'll learn all about the making of Viennese wines and best of all, you'll get to taste a few for yourself.
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Stop At: Café Schwarzenberg
On this tour, tailor-made for wine-lovers, you'll be immersing yourself into the world of Vienna's best-loved wines. Our journey begins in the centre of Vienna and the only remaining wine garden in the city's 1st district.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Vienna Operahouse
We jump on the \xe2\x80\x98Bim', which is how the Viennese endearingly refer to the tram. As we ride, you'll catch glimpses of all the major sites that surround the illustrious ring of the city, and to accompany each, your guide will be able to tell tales of the interesting connection these iconic sites have to the city's wines.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Karl-Marx-Hof, Vienna
Changing to bus ride to vineyards
Onwards and upwards (quite literally), we'll then head into the hills of Nussdorf, past the ominous yet impressive Karl Marx Hof; Europe's largest social housing building, for our first refreshment and food break.
Duration: 12 minutes
Stop At: Nussdorf
Strengthened and rehydrated after some traditional Viennese snacks and the famous g'spritzter (white wine spritzer) we will head for a heuriger (wine bar) in the hills, taking in the breathtaking views of Vienna and its surroundings before settling in for another glass of wine and learning exactly what makes a \xe2\x80\x98Gemischten Satz' unique and what a \xe2\x80\x98Wienerlied' is.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Grinzinger Pfarrkirche, Vienna
Next, we'll take a leisurely stroll back down the hill, passing more landmarks along the way, bringing us to a traditional winery where there is a very good chance we'll enjoy a glass of wine in their beautiful courtyard, weather permitting. We'll then travel via underground back into central Vienna to visit the city's most famous wine merchant to learn more about Viennese wine and wine culture, and maybe, just maybe, try one or two more wines.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes