WINE TOURS FROM VIENNA
by Venture Vienna
Vienna is surrounded by world class wine regions in all directions. From the Wachau Valley to the west, the Weinviertal to the north, and Burgenland and the Thermal Region to the south. No matter what your level of interest or experience in Austrian wines, our selection of wine tours from Vienna covers it all. We offer wine hiking tours, wine biking tours, and wine kayaking tours. Each of these are designed to showcase to you a different Austrian wine region, with their unique varietals, people, terroir and landscapes. We only visit small, boutique Austrian wineries old and new, from centuries old Vienna Heurigen to modern bio-dynamic wine-makers, and everything between. We look forward to sharing time with you for an exploration into Austrian viticulture.
The approach I take in developing our wine tours is always to try and connect visitors to a region through a combination of outdoor activities and intimate Austrian wine tastings. I understand what it means to ‘get’ the ‘terroir’ of a region, so I bring people right into the heart of it to create lasting positive associations between a wine and its origin. I specialize in slow wine travel, I guess. It helps that I developed my expertise in wine here in Austria, where much of modern-day production is organic, or pretty well close to it. With a strong commitment to sustainable farming and respect for the environment, I’m proud to showcase the work of our partners and friends who work their butts off in the vineyards and cellars every year to create some of the best small-batch Austrian wines that are hard to find elsewhere.
Here at Venture Vienna, we usually like to incorporate a little activity with each of the tours and day trips that we offer. However, we also understand that some people prefer to take it easy and focus entirely on the wine, or that some of you may be recovering from injury, or you’re just not that bothered about cycling, kayaking or walking, and you prefer not to have to earn your wine! That totally works for us to, so just get in touch via our contact page to discuss options for amending any elements of the tour that you’d prefer to skip or adapt in some way.
Equally, while we offer kayaking in the Wachau, biking in Burgenland, and hiking through the Vienna Woods, with a little creativity from our side, we could mix and match activities and regions to give you the ultimate Austrian wine tour experience. Biking and hiking in the Wachau are also wonderful, for example, and the same goes for all of our chosen regions.
Oh, and non-drinkers please keep in mind that all of our wine tours from Vienna can be booked privately, and are therefore easily adapted for people with more interest in visiting the landscapes, after all, wine is typically grown in very beautiful parts of the world! All of the places we take you to on our wine tours from Vienna are each standalone destinations with plenty of things to do without the grapes! So if wine tasting in Austria isn’t your thing, but you still want to tour with us, then just get in touch.
Absolutely, yes! Having little to no knowledge or experience with wine is probably even more reason why you should join us! We understand that wine can get a bit technical at times, and I think that alone that can put a lot of people off expressing their opinions about the wines they taste. That’s a real shame though, because having fun and a bit of a laugh all while enjoying and learning about great wine is a very cool way to connect oneself back to nature as well. So, yeah, wine snobbery here at Venture Vienna doesn’t really fly as it just puts up unnecessary barriers to entry into the wine world. Wine should be inclusive, so we’ve actually created some wine guides for beginners over at the Travel Tortoise, so check them out if you’re still a bit of a wine newb and you’re after straightforward introductions to some of the main varieties and terms.