World’s Best Vineyards annual list make for a wistful armchair journey for this pandemic-grounded wine writer…
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The first World’s Best Vineyard awards has named 2019’s leading wine destinations. Vineyards from France, Germany and Spain were among the best, but the top prize went to a New World producer.
Aboard The Viking Vilhjalm — Early in the morning, Debi Lander’s Viking Longship arrived in Krems, a small Austrian village on the banks of the Danube. Red roofs, a bulbous turret and a yellow clock tower rising above the town greeted her. Viking cruises offers an exclusive visit to the Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig, a working monastery that’s been in existence for more than 900 years. The monks live, work and worship from a hilltop overlooking postcard-pretty Wachau Valley.
Visiting the Wachau Valley Austria? From hiking the UNESCO World Heritage Walking Trail to biking the Danube Cycle Path, every story is told through wine.
Read more from source: Wine of the Wachau, Austria: Stories from the Stone Wall Vineyards
Along the Danube, the 40-km Wachau Valley in Austria, with its hilltop ruins, castles, vineyards, historic towns and quaint villages, is of special significance to mankind. As UNESCO calls it: a landscape of high visual quality. Then there’s the magnificent Melk Abbey!
This is a contentious one. 🙂
Austria has absolutely no shortage of absolutely stunning natural sights so you’re bound to find somewhere else say their valley is more beautiful but when you beauty is so renowned that it’s been award UNESCO World Heritage status, you kinda know you got that title in the bag!
A visit to Melk Abbey in Austria is a combination history, religion, and art lesson.
Göttweig Abbey dates to 1072 AD. Today, it welcomes guests interested in its history and importance in the community.
If your clients are seeking a picture perfect Austrian destination, Durnstein on the Danube River is a good candidate. Medieval architecture, a strong wine heritage, cobblestoned streets, apricot culinary treats and easy touring are pluses for this popular river cruise port.