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Cities, Wine And More Tour

Country: Austria
City: Vienna
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Cities, Wine, and More…

…in the heart of Europe. Slovenia has many jewels to surprise you – lively cities, rugged alpine summits, warm thermal springs, and first-class mouth-watering delights.

Day 1

Arrive at your hotel in the Smarjeske Toplice area, your home for the next 3 nights.

Day 2

Today you have the trip to the capital of Croatia, Zagreb ahead of you. Zagreb is an old central European city offering activities such as the picturesque market and walks through the green parks. Your city guide will help you to learn the history of the city before you will have your free time to explore it on your own. Before returning to the hotel enjoy a wine tasting and snack at Rogaska Slatina in a “Repnice” (wine cellar).

Day 3

In the morning you are free to discover your surroundings before joining a guided rafting tour on the river Krka including a welcome drink and Slovenian wine.

Day 4

Today your hometown journey begins. En route, we suggest making a short stop in Ljubljana. If there is enough time, enjoy the city tour before continuing to your overnight stop.

Know More About Wines of Austria:

Austria's main white grapes are Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, grown mostly in the region of Niederösterreich in the northeast corner of the country around Vienna. This region is home to the country's most famous white wine-producing zones – Kamptal, Kremstal, Wachau, Wagram, and Weinviertel.

Expect racy acidity with an herbaceous tingle of pepper. Grüner Veltliner is often likened to Sauvignon Blanc because of its green flavors of white pepper and green bean. Most people who start with an affordable Grüner Veltliner will taste this, but what’s interesting is what happens when you spend a little more.

There was a time where Austrian wines were shadowed with doubt. Fortunately, Austria underwent a complete wine restructuring after a wine scandal in 1985 and has emerged as one of the top countries in the world in terms of production standards.

Austrian wine is for those who like delicately perfumed aromatics and mouth-watering acidity. It makes sense that Austria would grow wines with great elegance and acidity because the country is on the same parallel as northern France and Canada. Despite being known for white wines, there is also a richer side of Austrian wine found in Blaufränkisch, a red wine variety that can be made very opulent with oak-aging.

There are 35 approved wine varieties in Austria and while that sounds pretty diverse, the majority of Austria’s production is dedicated to Grüner Veltliner, Zweigelt, and Blaufränkisch.

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