Cycling down the steep hill from Spitz, one could be tempted to speed past the market place in Wösendorf. However, one would be well advised to pull the breaks here: no. 22 houses Alfred Schwaiger’s winery, and it is definitely worth a visit not just when his Heurigen is open. The 600 year-old house has been in the family for five generations, and it is for five generations, too, that the Schwaigers have been growing wine. Today, they cultivate 8 hectares on the terraces between Kollmitz, Kollmütz and Kirchweg. In addition to Riesling and Veltliner, they also grow Muskateller, Rivaner and Pinot Blanc on their well-aired terraces. They usually harvest late, since Alfred Schwaiger is keen on producing concentrated and substantial wines.The wines are vinified in stainless steel tanks in a cool environment, in order to create precise, clear and fresh fruit aromas. While they no longer own quite as many apricot trees as in the past, the family’s apricot spirit still counts among the very best of the region. Their Heurigen is open five times a year, and offers specialities from the Wachau that can be sampled together with their wines. The Schwaigers also offer three comfortable guest rooms for those who wish to extend their stay.