There is certainly no better way to get to know a complex terroir than visiting it. Hiking or bicycling in the vineyards lends understanding to the subtleties between sites and why the wines taste and evolve the way they do.

Climbing the steep vineyard slopes of the Danube River gorge called Wachau is certainly not for the faint of heart. Mount one steep terrace after the other passing the emerald lizards basking on the sun-baked dry stone walls. Climb one vertical metre after the next all the way to the cool forested peak, leaving the sparkling blue waters far below, and you’ll discover the true meaning of a breathtaking vineyard landscape.

Imagine pausing for a moment. You are hungry and thirsty and you are not exactly sure in which vineyard you are standing or who makes which wines from it.

The solution is in your pocket!

myWachau is the new free smartphone app to guide you to wineries, wine taverns and vineyards in the Wachau. The app is essentially comprised of three parts: interactive maps locating the Vinea Wachau wineries, maps of the famous Wachau vineyards, and current information about the region and the Vinea Wachau Association including transportation and events.

Intuitive app navigation makes it easy and fun for wine lovers to plan a trip to the Wachau. Not only can you easily find wineries, you can get information about their wines and vineyards and discover who offers tastings and cellar door sales. Whether touring the Wachau on foot, by bicycle, cartrain, or ship, you can identify the names of the surrounding vineyards through your GPS position and use the routing feature to find the nearest place to enjoy the unique and delicious wines and foods of the region.

 

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  • http://www.veltliner-wine.com/ Patricia Tschiltsch

    Cool app, worth a try