Bread and wine: Wine autumn in Weinviertel

Fruity and dry, modern and traditional, bread and wine: When the right components combine, something wonderful happens.

Weinviertel is full of contrasts which it combines into a wonderful whole in the wine autumn. The hosts are modern and rustic while the winemakers are innovative yet conscious of tradition. Read about how it tastes and about everything there is to enjoy in Retzerland too.

A slice of bread with wine: Our top tasting tips
How best to start the day in Retz? With brunch in the wonderful guest garden at Pollak’s Retzbacherhof restaurant – at the very least. Under the chestnut trees, you’ll be spoilt with regional, traditional delicacies and will soon be browsing the generous wine list. Our tip for anyone who wants to while away the day here: You can spend the night here too. A unique view and culinary highlights can be enjoyed at the Windmühlenheuriger Bergmann wine tavern, which impresses by combining an old windmill structure with new design. Here (and only here), the grain is ground for the bread - hence our ordering tip: Windmill bread with smoked ox tongue – a dream!

Out and about in the wine tavern wagon: Our producer’s and trip tips
The Retzerland region is not only one of the best for winemakers, the regional schnapps is also popular. For example, the Weinviertler bread from the Bäckerei Blei Cyrill bakery, is deeply rooted within the region and offers its baked goods at many locations. A colourful compilation of delicacies can be found at the Retzer Delikatessen. We are still mad about the region’s pickles, such as pumpkin and gherkins, the wonderful Weinviertler cheese, full-bodied marmalades and chutneys. Our tip: Have something wrapped up to take away. If you’ve still not had enough, we recommend a trip with the adventure train, the Reblaus Express – and with the wine tavern wagon too. Passing romantic wine gardens and deep green forests, you’ll take a delightful trip from Retz to Drosendorf. Fishermen alight in Hessendorf, cyclists bring their bikes in the bike wagon in order to travel back from Waldviertel into Weinviertel.

A tasteful evening programme: Our secret highlights
And now for the wine. At events in Weinviertel, you can only toast with the wine. Our tip for an oenophilic afternoon which continues into the evening: the Öhlbergkellergasse in Pillersdorf. This can be reached comfortably by bicycle and here you can drink wonderful DAC quality wines in a beautiful, listed ambience. The next day, you can wake up in the Landgut & SPA Althof Retz hotel in one of the unique winemaking rooms with a freshly stocked wine cupboard, enjoy the new (and very generous) Wellness area and let yourself be pampered in the 4* hotel. We’re coming back!