Guest Information & wine market
Brünner Straße 28
2170 Poysdorf, Austria
Tel.: +43 2552 20371
Fax: +43 2552 20371 71
Year-round: Mo till Su 9am-6pm
Poysdorf invites you to enjoy and experience wine
Wine is the essence of Poysdorf. Guests of Poysdorf feel its presence at every turn: appealingly showcased in the idyllic vineyard scenery, tastefully served in restaurants and cellars, harmoniously combined with music, theatre or cabaret, or interestingly explained on tours and events.
Wine and History
The first records of Poysdorf date back to 1194. Wine has always played a significant role in the history of the town.
There is evidence to support the fact that the residents have been growing and producing wine in Poysdorf since the beginning of the 14th century.
In 1338, the Hermannschachern vineyard in Poysdorf is mentioned, making it the oldest vineyard documented in Austria.
In 1582, the village of Poysdorf was promoted to a market status by Emperor Rudolf II, because it had attained wealth and prestige through the sale of its wines.
In 1667, the coat of arms of Poysdorf showed two scouts carrying a huge grape on a rod, illustrating the importance of wine in the village at that time.
In 1923, Poysdorf was promoted to a town.
In 1952, the Wine Growers Cooperative of Poysdorf and Surroundings was founded.
Since spring 2007, the Vino Versum world of wine in the Kellerg’stetten has been attracting many guests to visit the wine-growing town.
In 2013, Poysdorf will host the Lower Austrian State Exhibition “Bread & Wine.”
The wine capital and heartland of sparkling wines
Fine wines are always a good reason to come and stay in Poysdorf.
1,400 hectares of vineyards, one of the largest wine towns in Austria, and a hilly vineyard landscape formed by loessic and clay soil ranging from heavy and thick to soft and sandy – that is how the wine-growing town presents itself to its visitors. Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling and Zweigelt, as well as white Burgundy varieties and green Sylvaner grapes thrive in well-known vineyards such as Kirchbergen, Bürsting or Hermannschachern. The approx. 2,000 hours of sun per annum produces mature wines, whereas the cold winters yield delicious ice wines.
Salon, Falstaff or the Prague Wine Trophy: Year after year, the winemakers of Poysdorf enter their wines to be critiqued by highly qualified jurors, repeatedly receiving top ratings and awards.
Weinviertel DAC. Austria’s most peppery wine!
As a Weinviertel DAC, the Grüner Veltliner is the most characteristic wine of the region. DAC (Districtus Austriae Controllatus) stands for the typical flavour of this wine-growing region and ensures its origin. As such, it keeps its promise: wine connoisseurs appreciate its characteristic peppery, spicy-fruity Veltliner taste. Moreover, the wine is Poysdorf’s most expansive and most successful brand in the wine world.
More on www.weinvierteldac.at
What do the Champagne region and Poysdorf have in common? Both are situated along the same latitude, where the moderate climate provides the best preconditions for the base wine production of quality sparkling wines.
Since the mid-19th century, renowned Austrian sparkling wine producers draw the majority of their wine from the Weinviertel, with 75% coming from the region of Poysdorf. In addition to Schlumberger, a number of Poysdorf winemakers now offer their own sparkling wines.
The hidden sights of the town
The lanes lined with wine cellars are often considered the hidden sights of Poysdorf worth exploring. Poysdorf has more than 10 wine cellar lanes and each of them has its own unique charm. They are interesting places to visit on guided tours, the perfect rest stop for a picnic when hiking or cycling, a harmonious location for events and are a special retreat for wine lovers.
Culture and Tradition
Experience culture using all your senses in Poysdorf. The town church welcomes visitors from afar, and Poysdorf’s museums and exhibitions invite you to take a journey through history.
Vino Versum - WEIN+TRAUBEN Welt
Poysdorf and grapes have a special relationship. A huge grape of wine carried by biblical scouts, has been a part of Poysdorf's coat of arms for almost half a century. You can discover in different ways how the city is living the wine.
In the WEIN+TRAUBEN Welt Poysdorf presents the experience around vine, grapes and wine. The hall of grapes introduces the myth of the grapes in a unique way and provides insights into 200 years of tavern history. Children can run and jump around the grape playground and dive into pools full of berries. A typical old underground cellar corridor leads to the baroque public hospital, dating back to the 17th century, where you can experience the wine city's thousands of years of history in an interactive way. Poysdorf's press museum shows the development of wine technology up to the present.
The idyllic open-air area with vineyards, wine press houses and wine cellars invites you to linger, before finishing the tour with a sample of grape juice or wine in the enclosed Wine Market.
Palm Sunday to Leopoldi (15 Nov.)
Daily from 10am to 6pm (last admission: 5pm)
Guided tours through the WEIN+TRAUBEN Welt
Dates: every Saturday, Sunday and holiday at 2pm
Duration: about 1.5 hours
Guided tours to the enjoyment of wine
The best way to explore the wine town of Poysdorf is to follow a tour guide. Guided tours in English through the wine cellar lanes and the town can be booked in advance for groups (at least 10 people).
Open wine cellars
A visit to the town’s wine cellars, vineyards and restaurants is enough to recognise that Poysdorf lives for wine. April to October is the Open Wine Cellar season - starting at 2 p.m. daily, a different winemaker opens their cellar to curious visitors and wine connoisseurs.
Guests to the wine town can also discover deeply rooted traditions and excellent wines at the seasonal wine taverns (“Heurigen”). Cosy wine tastings and culinary delights await you at the Heuriger: delectable spreads on Weinviertel bread, homemade sausages or crispy caraway pork roast go along perfectly with a glass of fine wine.
Experience regional cuisine and hospitality!
Delightful delicacies from the Weinviertel region are served in first-class restaurants and cosy taverns throughout the year. In the summer months, the best chefs in the Weinviertel invite guests to dine outdoors, surrounded by the idyllic slopes of the vineyards.
Hiking and cycling through the vineyards
The gentle rolling hills surrounding the town make Poysdorf a paradise for nature lovers and weekend athletes. Well-marked hiking trails through wine cellar lanes and along the vineyards are perfect for long walks in unspoilt nature. Cyclists can discover the region of Poysdorf on the well-marked “Wine Cycling Routes” (Weinradwege) or on the Liechtensteinroute trail, which crosses the border to the Czech Republic.
On the edge of the town, the 18-hole golf course Veltlinerland is as green and inviting as the vineyard scenery, while the natural swimming pond beckons you to take a cooling swim.You will find maps and information material free of charge at the tourist information. More: all cycling tours in the Weinviertel
Pilgrimage stop on the Camino de Santiago
Poysdorf is located along the Weinviertel section of the Camino de Santiago, which runs from the Holy Hill in Mikulov/Czech Republic to Mautern on the Danube (162 km). There it connects to the Austrian section of the Camino de Santiago along the Danube and then to the European pilgrimage route. The final destination is Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Poysdorf offers a variety of accommodation possibilities and is a recommended resting area.
Find out more at www.jakobsweg-weinviertel.at
Short trips in the wine town
When spending a couple of days enjoying wine and culture, Poysdorf offers a number of accommodation options: a modern golf hotel with a spa, luxurious Weinviertel-style rooms, cosy bed and breakfasts, private holiday flat rentals and a camping site.
A carousel of Events
Countless wine events offer a great variety of entertainment throughout the year: from wine tastings to cabaret shows, brass band concerts to the Jazz & Wine event, and finally the annual Regional Wine Festival.
Wine Enjoyment - to take away
Taste and purchase over 300 wines from the 29 Poysdorf winemakers at the new wine market. With the help of expert advice, wine lovers are sure to find the perfect wine as a gift or for themselves.
Opening hours: off-season, daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., March to October 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.