Impressions from South & East: Vines of Wachau

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Grapes in the Wachau region, another UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site

Vine has been planted in Austria for centuries. The Romans introduced wine to the country when the population was still predominantly Celtic. Toady, Austrian wines, especially sweet white wines of the Burgenland and specialist labels from the Wachau area, have an international reputation for high quality.

Touring vineyards in Eastern and Southern Austria can be a rewarding motive for a vacation. Many visitors combine this with a stop-over in a spa or one of the many castles in that region.  Traditional wine bars are called "Heuriger" or "Buschenschank"