A fresh face for Austria's Wachau

An aerial view of the Wachau's steep vineyards winding along the Danube.

This fourth report from Austria’s Single Vineyard Summit takes a new look at an old region and reveals a significant stylistic shift, with a powerful catalyst for increased sustainability: Domäne Wachau. See also Austria's top Grüners loved 2021Austria's top Rieslings in 2021 and Betting on distinction in Austria’s Steiermark.

It’s hard to talk about Austria without talking about the Wachau. The narrow, westerly valley located between the Waldviertel and the Dunkelsteiner Wald (see map) has traditionally represented a formidable style and flavour of Austrian wine cultivated in a cadre of revered, south-facing sites. Its iconic dry-stone...