Private Wachau Valley
Wine Tasting with Sommelier
Discover the incredible wines of Austria’s Wachau Valley on this private tasting tour led by one of the country’s best-known sommeliers. You’ll visit some of the region’s top vineyards, where you’ll sample their iconic wines, paired with regional delights and beautiful views. A gourmet lunch at an
historic family-run winery rounds out this perfect day trip from Vienna.
Price starting at €500
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Taste the best wines from world-renowned vineyards in the famous Wachau Valley
Indulge in gourmet, regional snacks and a full lunch at iconic Wachau wineries
Visit 4-5 different vineyards and sample at least 8-10 of Austria’s highest quality wines
Spend the day with one of Austria’s most well-known sommeliers as your personal guide
Take home a bottle of local wine as a gift
Time: 9AM, Monday to Saturday
Duration: 8 hours
Meeting Point: We pick you up at your hotel. Our guide will be waiting for you in the lobby.
End Point: City Centre or Your Hotel
Tour group size: Maximum 10 guests per guide
Tour Type: Driving/Walking
Language: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French
Inclusions: Local Viennese Sommelier/Insider; Private car with a driver, Wine tasting at 4-5 different vineyards with at least 8-10 different wines; Regional dishes gourmet lunch; Tasting: tasty plates of ham, horseradish, cheese; Gift: Bottle of Austrian wine
Exclusions: Any souvenirs, additional food or drink, tips for your guide.
Your wine tour starts with a 9am departure for your scenic ride from Vienna to the lovely village of Stein, located in the charming Wachau Valley. The ride should take about two hours and along the way, your guide — a renowned Austrian sommelier — will explain to you the rich history, culture and traditions of winemaking in Austria.
Your guide knows all the best vineyards and their owners, so you’ll get insider access at every stop. You’ll learn from the winemakers themselves about the historical significance of the Wachau Valley and why this region produces the best wines in the country.
Once in Wachau, you’ll visit some of the area’s best vineyards. Your first stop will be the famous Johann Donaubaum winery, famous for its juicy, elegant wines. You’ll taste a few of his wines along with some other Wachau labels, all paired with tasty plates of ham and horseradish.
Afterwards, you’ll head for a gourmet lunch of regional dishes at a well-known vineyard, Jamek. This cozy, family-run winery has been around since 1912 and is the perfect place to settle in for a delicious Austrian meal.
After lunch, you’ll be treated to a high-end wine tasting with three Wachau winegrowers, paired with a few more delicious treats, of course, at the iconic Hofmeisterei, which is one of the top restaurants in Wachau.
Finally, if the weather is nice, we’ll also drive up the mountains to three more upper vineyards for additional tastings paired with a breathtaking view over the valley before heading back to Vienna.
what else you shoulD know:
All guests participating in this experience must be 18+ years of age.
Our tours run rain or shine, so please dress accordingly! Bring an umbrella or raincoat with you if it’s raining. In winter months, temperatures can dip quite low, so dress warmly. But this is also your tour, so if you’re too uncomfortable along the way, just let your guide know — we can always adjust the itinerary and pop into a nearby café to warm up.
Our tours involve a fair amount of walking, however, we’re always happy to accommodate. Let us know in advance if you have any mobility issues, and we can adjust the itinerary to suit your needs.
Allergies and dietary restrictions
We are happy to accommodate vegetarians and vegans on all our tours. Unfortunately, gluten allergies are bit more difficult to accommodate, especially on our pastry tour. Please contact us in advance, and we can let you know what options are available. While traditional Austrian cuisine has become lighter over the years, we still rely on meat, milk, butter.
Your tour price includes all food and drink tastings, as well as a tip for the restaurant staff on your behalf.