Krems Valley

Wine has been cultivated for many centuries on the soils made up of primary rock and especially loess found around the wine town of Krems.

There is a wonderful view of the Krems Valley winegrowing region (“Kremstal” in German) from the promontory on which Göttweig Abbey stands. The sweeping view extends from Rohrendorfer Berg to the Wetterkreuz toward Krustetten and onward to Krems, a venerable center of wine and culture.

Wine is omnipresent in Krems, one of Lower Austria’s most beautiful historical cities but also an ancient trading center situated directly on the Danube. The city is inseparably associated with Austrian wine culture. Historically this association is attested to by the many old wineries and other witnesses to the age-old wine tradition you see at every turn, but currently by successful young winemakers, an innovative cooperative and as the location of a modern viticulture school.

If vineyards could talk, there would be so many exciting discussions in Krems Valley. The 2,250 ha of vineyards along the Krems Valley Wine Road can be divided into quite different zones: First, the city of Krems itself, namely the areas in the east and north; in addition the small wine villages south of the Danube. Common elements are the wonderful Grüner Veltliners DAC, which are very characteristic for the Krems Valley wine region. The Riesling DAC also delivers excellent results and increasingly so does the Chardonnay. Grüner Veltliner and Riesling have represented the winegrowing regions along the Danube since the 2007 vintage under the designation “Kremstal DAC.”