Wachau Wine – Heurigen – World heritage

November 29th, 2012 | admin

„Heurigen“, is what the Austrians say. They mean a public house, where the men are separated from the boys. There is plenty to choose, a Grüner Veltliner, a Riesling, a Weissburgunder or even an Eiswein. A wine whose grapes are left on the vines to the cold winter weather. Pick ‚ma day too late and they can be thrown away. Wine growing has been important to the villagers for as long as people can remember. It dates back to the Celts who lived here in pre-Roman times. The Romans however changed wine growing into a wine culture. This was lost in the period thereafter, but the classics became popular again during the Renaissance. So people started drinking wine again. The mild climate of the river valley and the rich soil give the Wachau wine its prominent taste. Officially designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Site, this site is to be safeguarded for the future as a testimony to its enduring past. The 26-part tv-series HERITAGE SITES of the WORLD is available in Dutch and English. Looking for broadcast footage? Please contact www.stockshot.nl ©

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