At the European Wine Bloggers Conference, we ensure that our program is both rigorous and educational. But after 2 day of intense workshops and sessions, we’ve made it a tradition to head out and explore the vineyards. This year is no different. Come Sunday, we’ll hop on 1 of 3 buses to go explore the countryside – to see, touch, feel and smell the land from which the wines you’ve been savoring have come from. A well rounded experience is far from complete if you, as a wine lover, can’t chat with the winemaker while standing in the heart of their vineyards with a glass of their wine in hand. Isn’t this why we all fell in love with wine in the first place?
The trips will leave first thing on Sunday, October 24th from the lobby of the Renaissance Wein Hotel and return by 5pm, allowing those participants with an evening flight to catch it.
In late September, early November, we’ll send out a questionnaire that will allow you to choose with trip you would like to participate in, but in the meantime, take a moment to peruse the list of fabulous options below!
Austrian Wines Along the Danube River
Explore the Danube with a boat trip to the Wachau region: wines from all over the Wachau will be tasted in the world’s top cooperative – the Domäne Wachau. Then, continue along the Danube to find out more about one of Austria’s most up and coming regions, the Wagram. At the last stop, you get to taste wines from the regions of Thermenregion and Carnuntum in the beautiful monastery of Stift Klosterneuburg.
Weinviertel – Home of the Grüner
All about Grüner! Discover Austria’s flagship grape, Grüner Veltliner, and its home – the Weinviertel! Taste Grüner in its purest character, as Weinviertel DAC wines. Also, discover the food friendliness of Grüner Veltliner in a special wine and food tasting. Then, visit the historic cellars of Retz – 20 kilometers of paths that wind underneath the town. And finally, take part in a special Grüner Veltliner harvest: grapes that will become Austria’s first EWBC wine!!!
Come and See the Burgenland
Come to the Burgenland and experience wine, tradition and culture during a visit to Schloss Esterházy (as seen in picture) the beautiful palace dominating the town of Eisenstadt. Then explore the region around the Neusiedlersee (Lake Neusiedl), visit the famous Wine Academy in Rust, and taste
wines from all regions of Burgenland.