This year marks the 7th Wachau Gourmet Festival, a culinary event gathering some of the world’s best chefs. The festival this year will take place from March 27th to April 10th.
Wachau is a valley in Lower Austria formed by the Danube river and boasting of beautiful landscape listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
One of the main highlights of this festival is the gathering of more than 60 of the top vintners in Lower Austria’s wine regions in a trade show scheduled on April 4th and 5th. For this year, the best winemakers of Wachau, Kamptal, Kremstal and Traisental will be presenting their new vintage.
There will also be a Kitchen Party on April 4th at the exclusive Hotel Schloss Duenrnstein. This is an opportunity for visitors to taste vintage wine from various vintners.
Another activity worth attending is the Topmesse or the visit to the Dominican church in Krems with Austria’s best winemakers in attendance.
This yearly event attracts a great number of visitors who attend several events and often spend the night in Wachau thereby generating high revenue for the area. The Wachau Gourmet Festival board is the main organizer of this event with support from the Lower Austria Tourism GmbH.
Wachau is an hour’s drive from Vienna and is often visited by travelers going to the Austrian capital owing to its vast vineyards and amazing nature views.