TRAVEL

Vineyard Trip to Burgenland, Austria

Are you a red or white wine person? I definitely would choose red over white! πŸ˜‰ And have you ever tried Austrian wine? No, then you definitely should! Burgenland is a province in Austria and a large wine region on the eastern border of the country. Despite the country’s image as the producer of some of the world’s finest white wines, Austria also has a very great red wine culture: In summer it is very hot and sunny, a continental Pannonian climate, which is the key for this wine production!

So what types of wine can you drink there? These wines are mainly based on the BlaufrΓ€nkisch and Zweigelt grape varieties. Sweet wines are also a speciality, more around the Neusiedlersee lake area. In Burgeland are hundreds of vineyards who make their own, special wines!

We stayed in an guesthouse in a tiny town called “Illmitz”, which is on the Eastern side of the big lake! If you come here you definitely wanna rent a bike for these days. The country is super flat which makes it easy and fun to bike from vineyard to vineyard! πŸ™‚ One day we planned a bike tour from Illmitz to Podersdorf, from Podersdorf to St. AndrΓ€ and back to Illmitz, which is about 40km in total for this day. Another must-do is to take the ferry to MΓΆrbisch and bike 6km to Rust! All these little town houses from the 16th – 19th centuries have beautiful baroque or Renaissance facades with cute window and door surroundings. Rust is also known as a town for storks! These white storks have s a very special significance for Rust and mainly live on the chimneys on the old town houses. Next time I definitely need to spend more time in Rust, sitting down to enjoy different types of wines and do some more wine tasting! πŸ™‚


Julia

Podersdorf Beach
Wine Cellars in Rust
Rust

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