Come and discover the cultural landscape of the Wachau during the
Wachau Weinherbst, visit the participating Vinea wineries and taste the 2020 vintage with us!
The Wachau Wine Autumn will take place on September 11th an 12th.
Latest information regarding the event will be posted on this page. For accommodation reservations please contact the local tourism offices.
The Wine Autumn Wristband is avaliable at the wineries and partner organisations.
With the Wine Autumn Wristband all opend wineries can be visited from 10 am - 6 pm to taste the vintage 2020. The price per person is € 25,-.
Frequently asked questions on the Wachau Weinherbst
What does a Wachau Weinherbst visit involve?
Wachau Weinherbst visits are very straightforward. A list of participating wineries is included in the Weinherbst flyer, which is published annually. The listed wineries are open for visits between 10 am and 6 pm on both days of the event. Booking is not required.
The listed wineries are open for visits between 10 am and 6 pm on both days of the event. The exact details of what is on offer and how the tasting takes place depends on the winery, but all wineries will provide an opportunity to taste several wines from the current vintage.
Where can I get the Wachau Weinherbst flyer?
The Weinherbst flyer is available to download here.
What is the best way of getting to the wineries during the Weinherbst ?
Many wineries are located within walking distance of the individual village centres. The addresses are shown on the Weinherbst flyer. The locations are also easy to find at www.mywachau.at.
The Wachau wine sector is structured on a very small scale, we therefore ask for your understanding for the fact that most of the wineries only have limited space. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the wineries have to limit the number of visitors per location, according to the conditions avaliable.
The wineries will ensure a conscientious organisation of the event by implementing different safety measures. Information regarding safety measures will be posted here.
A partnership with the Eastern Region Transport Association (VOR) has been agreed, enabling the Wachau Linien buses and the Danube ferries to be used for free during the event weekend.
The WL 1 to WL 7 Wachau Linien bus routes connect Melk to Krems on opposite banks of the river Danube and provide a regular service to all the towns, villages and hamlets in the Wachau. www.vor.at or +43 800 22 23 24
Please find the bus schedule for the wine spring weekend (german only)
715 Krems/Donau - Spitz/Donau - Melk | Melk - Spitz/Donau - Krems/Donau
720 Krems/Donau - Oberarnsdorf - Melk | Melk - Oberarnsdorf - Krems/Donau
718 Spitz Hinterhaus (Kreisverkehr) - Mühldorf | Mühldorf - Spitz Hinterhaus (Kreisverkehr)
The Spitz–Arnsdorf cable ferry runs all year round. Bicycle and car transport. May to September 6:15 am - 7:00 pm or 8:15 am– 8:00 pm; October 6:15 am-6:00 pm, on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 8:15 am - 6:00 pm;
The Weißenkirchen–St. Lorenzen cable ferry runs from March to October. Bicycle and car transport. Schedule: 9:00 am–11:45 am and 1:30 pm–6:30 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays Continuous from 9:00 am-6:15 pm
The Dürnstein – Rossatz motorised ferry runs from April to October. Bicycle transport. Schedule: May to September 9:30 am- 6:00 pm. June to August, Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 6:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Continuous from 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Using the free VOR | AnachB route planner from the Eastern Region Transport Association (VOR), available as PC or mobile app, you can plan the best route using public transport, car or bicycle, or a combination of all three, from anywhere in Austria.
The Wachau railway runs along the North bank between Krems and Melk and is a special experience. For part of the time, the line runs past open views of the vineyards and then goes into tunnels hewn into the solid rock face, making this a particularly atmospheric way of experiencing this World Heritage Site.
Upon showing the Wine Autumn wristband you can use the Wachau train for free on September 11th and 12th.
We recommend to make a seat reservation: +43 2742 360 990 - 1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.