If you’re looking for the best wine tours in Vienna, you’ve come to the right place!
One of the fun memories I have from my trip to Vienna was when we travelled to the city outskirts and spent the day vineyard hopping with friends. We just happened to be in the city during Vienna Wine Hiking Day, which takes place in autumn and you spend the day walking from one winery to the next, sampling wines, and eating Austrian food.
Since Vienna Wine Hiking Day only takes place once a year, chances are you might miss it, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some Austrian wineries and vineyards during your trip!
Thankfully, there are lots of wine tours in Vienna that visit the neighbouring wine regions – Wachau Valley, Wienerwald, Klosterneuburg and more. So let’s discover Vienna through its wines and help you pick the right tour!
My Top 3 Picks: Best Wine Tours in Vienna
Best Wine Tours in Vienna
Throughout the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to personally meet the proprietors of three local wineries, tasting approximately 10 to 12 glasses of exquisite Austrian wine. That’s right, this wine tour is a generous one!
Among the prominent grape varieties in this area, you’ll sample Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling, and Zweigelt. If you want to experience some wine cellar tours, this outing also ticks that box.
To round off your visit, you’ll enjoy a delectable 2-course Austrian lunch or dinner, depending on the timing of your excursion.
As a tip, it’s advisable to carry cash if you intend to purchase wine or souvenirs, as not all wineries accept credit cards.
- Taste up to 12 locally produced wines
- 2-course meal included in price
- Explore Weinviertel wine region
“This tour is TOP notch! Our driver and guide Tamas was funny, quick witted and very knowledgeable of the area and wines. The three wineries we visited were absolutely fantastic! The last stop included dinner which exceeded our expectations. I HIGHLY recommend this tour.” -Ronald N
⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 7-9 hours | ✅ Book it!
This Vienna wine tour is the closest thing you’ll get to experiencing Vienna Wine Hiking Day. The tour takes place in the Vienna Woods, also known as Wienerwald, a forested highland region located to the west of Vienna.
You’ll kick off this tour at Wien Mitte Train Station where you’ll meet your guide and board a train bound for the Vienna Woods. The journey is approximately 30 minutes.
It’s important to note this wine tour has two different itineraries depending on whether you visit in summer or winter.
During the summer months, you’ll arrive in Baden, a town that was once Beethoven’s favourite country retreat. Here you explore the village and hike along forest trails to a lookout point that offers panoramic views of the Vienna Basin and Vienna Woods. From there, you’ll enter the vineyards for an open-air wine tasting.
If you take this tour during the winter months, the train will bring you directly to the vineyards of the Thermal Region, also known as Thermenregion. Here you’ll learn about the monks who started making wine in this region during the Middle Ages and there will also be a wine tasting. This is the only part of the tour that varies according to the seasons.
Next, you’ll continue to the wine village of Gumpoldskirchen, where you’ll have lunch at a traditional Austrian wine tavern (the cost of lunch is not included in the tour price). A local winemaker will lead the wine tastings and you’ll have the opportunity to ask all your wine-making questions.
This tour ends with a train journey back to Vienna.
- Wienerwald wine tour
- Hike in the Vienna Woods (summer only)
- Small group tour allows for a more intimate experience
“Fantastic day trip from start to finish. Appeals to everyone, I’m a wine enthusiast, so I was in my element. Scenery was beautiful, lunch was exceptional, wine tasting was intimate and delightful. Would love to do this again in the late summer / early autumn when the bars are open in the vineyards.” -Rebecca HReview from Viator
⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 11 hours | ✅ Book it!
If you’re looking for an adventurous wine tour from Vienna, this tour is the one for you! How does biking from vineyard to vineyard and visiting small Austrian villages sound?
You’ll meet your guide in Vienna where you’ll board a train and make your way towards Krems an der Donau, a small Austrian village that has a long history of winemaking. Here you’ll collect your bike.
Over the course of the day, you’ll cycle along the Danube River, first to the town of Durnstein known for its pastel houses and wine taverns. Here you’ll have the opportunity to visit Durnstein Abbey and see the fortress ruins where King Richard the Lionheart was once held captive.
Of course, this is a wine tour, so in between all the cycling, you’ll visit various family-run wineries to sample some Austrian wine and schnapps.
You should have a moderate level of fitness to join this tour as you’ll be biking 25 kilometres or 16 miles. Also, keep in mind that these are not electric bikes, so be prepared to pedal! As a reward, at the end of the day, there will be time for a swim in the Danube.
Lunch is not included in this tour, but it is available at the local wine taverns – locally known as heuriger – so have some cash in hand.
- Wachau Valley wine tour
- Explore the Austrian countryside on bikes
- Visit small villages on the Danube
“Don’t miss this biking excursion to the beautiful Wauchau Valley! This was one of the highlights of our 10 day trip to Eastern Europe. The 15 mile bike ride took us through some picturesque, cobble stone towns along the Danube, making a fews stops for wine tasting and lunch. Tim was a great guide, the pace very relaxed, and the scenery dreamy!” -Patricia D
This wine tour takes you to Klosterneuburg on the city limits with Vienna. Nicknamed Kloburg by locals, this town sits on the shores of the Danube River just north of Vienna and it’s most famous for its monastery and wine-growing history.
On this bike tour, you’ll pick up your bikes in Vienna and cycle along the Ring Road and past some major landmarks before making your way over to the shores of the Daube River, where you’ll get on the bike path and start pedalling north.
You’ll follow the river upstream where you’ll see the Nussdorfer Wehr, a weir and lock system where the Danube Canal separates from the Danube River.
Shortly after, you’ll arrive at Klosterneuburg Abbey, locally known as Stift Klosterneuburg, for a guided tour of this 12-century Augustinian monastery that was founded in 1114.
You’ll then finish off this tour with a tasting of local wines.
As you can see, this is not a full-on wine tour where you spend the day going from vineyard to vineyard, but you get to enjoy a nice bike ride on the Danube, visit a historic monastery, and do a brief wine tasting. This tour offers quite a bit of variety in a short amount of time and you do the whole experience on e-bikes which is a major pro.
This Vienna wine tour is one of the shorter ones at 4 hours in length, so it’s a good option if you’re looking for a half-day tour that will leave you plenty of time to do other things.
- Wine tour of Klosterneuburg
- E-bike tour
- Cycle along the Danube River
“Amazing views, great guide, and lots of fun cycling. The e-bikes are so enjoyable on our total 33km ride. Our guide was knowledgeable, cautious, and fun! He gave us lots of breaks where we were able to ask lots of questions and find some common interests. Would definitely do this again if returning to Vienna. It is so easy to get around the city on bike.” -Brittany D
⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 8-10 hours | ✅ Book it!
This next wine tour is absolute luxury all the way. Not only is this a private tour where you spend the day visiting wineries across the Danube River Valley, but you also visit 3 different castles along the way!
On this tour, you’ll visit Melk Abbey, a Benedictine abbey that was founded in 1089. During the summer months, you’ll visit Castle Aggstein, a ruined castle from the early 12th century that sits perched on a rock overlooking the Danube, while during the winter months, this gets swapped for the medieval village of Dürnstein. Lastly, you’ll tour Klosterneuburg, an Augustinian monastery from the 12th century.
In between castle-hopping, you’ll visit a family-run winery in the town of Rossatz, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample some of the finest wines in the region.
This is the wine tour to top all wine tours! Wine and castles. What else could you ask for?
- Visit 3 castles
- Private tour
- Customizable itinerary
“Our tour guides Jenny and Vladimir were extraordinary, the best tour guides You could ever ask for, they were above our expectations in all aspects. The itinerary was designed well to maximize our time exploring those marvelous castles. Jenny is a true historian through her unique way of storytelling she gifted us with rich history that was profound, interesting, and entertaining. We must say they have a great knowledge and love of their country, we highly recommend you take this particular tour 1000 times over so grateful to have had such a wonderful experience with such incredible people.” -Christopher N
⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 2 hours 15 minutes | ✅ Book it!
Maybe you don’t want to go on any big vineyard day trips and you’re just happy to enjoy a few hours sampling Austrian wines. If that’s the case, then this tour is the one for you.
This guided tasting takes place in Vienna’s 2nd district in a traditional Viennese building from the Wilhelminian era with a wine cellar.
Over the course of this tasting, you’ll learn about Austria’s wine history, its wine-producing regions and its best-growing grapes.
You’ll get to try 6 different wines paired with locally sourced cheeses, cured meats and breads.
The best part is that it is a small group tour which makes it more interactive and you can ask your wine guide questions.
- Set in a wine cellar
- Small group tour
- Learn about Austrian wines
“If you’re a wine person this is a must do while in Vienna. The setting is unique and the wines we tasted were exceptional. Stylianos our host was very knowledgeable and fun which made the experience perfect. The wines we tasted made me change my feelings on Gruner. We didn’t want to leave! I highly recommend this experience.” -Kim S
⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 2 hours 30 minutes | ✅ Book it!
Maybe you don’t want a winery tour or a guided wine tasting; you just want to sit on a blanket overlooking a vineyard and sip wine with that special someone next to you! If that sounds like you, then this wine picnic is one to consider.
In this tour, you’ll travel aboard an open Italian APE – this is kind of like a rickshaw or a tuk-tuk – that fits up to 3 people. You’ll drive out to Vienna’s outskirts, where you’ll enjoy a picnic in a vineyard with city views on the horizon.
You’ll be provided with cozy blankets and an organic snack basket featuring cheese, salami, and bread, as well as water and wine!
This is a fun twist on the classic wine tour and it’s a great option for a romantic occasion.
- Travel by rickshaw to a vineyard
- Organic snack boxes
- Picnic with a view
“I booked this wonderful experience for my girlfriend as a birthday present. And we both have to say it was an incredibly beautiful and magnificent experience. We can highly recommend it!!! 5 stars ++++plus. Lovely again. Above all, a big thank you to Marina&Matthias, two very warm and loving people. Thank you for making something like this possible :)” -Monika S
FAQs About Austrian Wine
Austria is best known for Grüner Veltliner, a white wine grape variety. It has citrusy notes of lemon and lime, green apple and white peppercorn.
Vienna is associated with wine production and is known for its unique status as the only capital city in the world that has significant vineyards within its city limits. Vienna’s wine region is referred to as the “Vienna Wine Region” or “Wiener Wein” in German and it has a long history of winemaking dating back to Roman times.
Grüner Veltliner is the most famous white wine grape variety in Austria, however, you can also find Riesling, Gemischter Satz, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay, just to name a few.
Austria is primarily known for its white wines, mostly dry white wines made using the Grüner Veltliner grape. However, in recent years, Austrian red wines have also been gaining recognition.
Choosing Wine Tours in Vienna
So which one should you choose? As you can see, there are plenty of Vienna tours for wine lovers.
You can explore wine regions like the Wachau Valley, Wienerwald or Klosterneuburg. You can do guided wine tours by bus, bike or rickshaw. You can visit vineyards or go deep down into wine cellars. The choice is yours!
One thing is for sure, these are the best-rated wine tours in Vienna so you really can’t go wrong with any of them.