Wachau Valley is along the banks of Danube River between the towns Melk and Krems of lower Austria. This section of the Danube had settlements since the Paleolithic times. Over the many settlements throughout history at the Wachau Valley, many castles, forts, churches, abbeys, monasteries. were built. In addition, the rich valley had been excellent in growing grapes since the Middle Ages by Bavarian monasteries for making wine, Rieslings and its step terrace style of cultivation on steep inclines are suitable in growing Gruner Veltliner grapes. In recognition of its landscapes of architectural and agricultural history, Wachau Valley was given UNESCO world heritage site as “Wachau Cultural Landscape”.
Weissenkirchen, the largest wine producing village in the Wachau Valley Austria