Lower Austria, the region round Vienna, is the leading wine producer among the Austrian provinces. Its fantastic Grüner Veltliners and Rieslings rank among the best whites in the world and have earned Austrian wine its superb reputation. Niederösterreich Werbung, the Lower Austrian tourist board, helps to organise excellent wine tours for wine tastings with top vintners. They feature everything from Baroque monasteries to the modern architecture of the LOISIUM Wine World. The oldest winery is in the Wachau, a section of the Danube Valley on the UNESCO Word Heritage List for its terraced vineyards and other charms. Celebrate with locals at a heuriger wine tavern or at one of the many wine festivals during Weinherbst, the months’ long celebration of wine and autumn in Lower Austria. Take a carriage ride along romantic cellar-lined country roads. For complete information on all touristic highlights and wine tours, contact Lower Austrian tourist board.