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Sep 16, 2020

Wachau in Austria is one of those places that should be on everyones bucket list to visit. I've not been there but it truly looks stunningly beautiful. Domäne Wachau makes wine that should  be on everyones bucket list - to taste.       I have been there!

The vineyards of Wachau lie on the banks of the Danube in Lower Austria slightly NE of Vienna. The Wachau is a 33 km long gorge listed as a Unesco Cultural Landscape. Within this the slopes, aspect and soils of the valley provide a unique setting for vines to flourish. To cap it all the vineyards owned and managed by Domäne Wachau have been awarded the extraordinary title of 'Best Vineyards in Europe' and 'Third Best in the World'!  

Of course great vineyards don't naturally make great wine - they only have a potential whose release is crystalised by fabulous winemaking. This podcast explores how this is achieved with one of the great Master of Wine winemakers - Roman Horvath.  

Domäne Wachau epitomises the symbiotic nature of culture and landscape where dry stone walled terraces are as much part of the wine as the Reisling, Gruner Veltliner, Zweigelt vines are. Unique geology from exquisite slopes. Stunningly beautiful wines.    

Domäne Wachau is distributed across Ireland by Cassidy Wines.


While all restaurants in Ireland were closed until recently many have now reopened. This is great news - Open Again! We should remember that many of these, including the wonderful Monty's of Kathmandu, are family businesses. They are often small and brilliant and need our support more than ever. Keep Safe and Keep well. 

Kevin Ecock's WinePod is brought to us with the assistance of the Santa Rita Wine Room at Monty's of Kathmandu - an excellent place to host your next event or celebration.

Contact Shiva at 01 -6704911 or HERE at the Santa Rita Wine Room web page.