High Ranking in the World’s Best Vineyards

We were the only Austrian estate to earn a spot in the top 50 of the World’s Best Vineyards Awards 2023. Ranked 14th place, we are thrilled and honored to be considered among the best estates in the world.

The process of evaluating and ranking the “Best Vineyards” involved 500 jurors from around the world, including journalists, wine critics, tourism experts, and wine aficionados. The evaluators were instructed to nominate the type of estate you’d recommend to your best friends for a visit.

The quality of the wine certainly played a decisive role in the rankings, which feature big names like Château d‘Yquem, Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Quinta do Noval, and Henschke. Yet other aspects of an estate’s presentation matter too, including its tourism offerings, the expertise of its staff, and its image and atmosphere—in short, everything that makes visiting a given estate such a magical experience.

With remarkably elegant and terroir-driven wines, we offer our own distinctive signature to the Wachau experience, welcoming an increasingly discerning public to a individually tailored experience. This includes exclusive culinary offerings, fascinating themed tastings, informative vineyard hikes, a dedicated vinothek at the heart of Dürnstein, music and cultural events, and one of the finest seasonal taverns, all intended to help a broad range of visitors feel at home here.

“We work hard to translate the Wachau’s character into an authentic wine experience for our visitors—its unique landscape, steep terraces, the artisanal and sustainable work of our winegrowing families… and, of course, its wines. We’re very happy that this message is being heard beyond Austria’s borders!”