Wachau Panorama

2020: a year with challenges

A classic Wachau wine year was completely turned on its head at the end of August by an unprecedented hailstorm. The consequences are considerable, but the qualities are great.

After a dry winter and a wet spring, in which the soil was supplied with sufficient moisture, everything in the summer indicated a very good vintage in the Wachau. A lot of sun and warm temperatures without extreme weather alternated with sporadic rainfall. The situation changed on August 22nd, when a major hailstorm with incredible amounts of rain damaged several vineyards in the Wachau.

Thanks to an uncompromising selection of flawless grapes (which lasted for weeks) and to the collective commitment of our winemaking families, a vintage was saved that already seemed to be lost. We have little quantity, but the quality across all origins and grape varieties is also high this year.

In the first tastings, our Federspiel wines are elegant, focused, and fruity. The Smaragd wines also impress with their finesse, complexity and noticeable minerality.

Domäne Wachau
3601 Dürnstein 107
Tel:+43-(0)27 11-371
Fax:+43-(0)27 11-371-13

Vinothek Shop Opening Hours:

April - October:
Mo-Sa: 10 AM to 5 PM,
November - March:
Mo-Fr: 10 AM to 5 PM

With support from the federal government and the European Union

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