Weingut Nikolaihof

2000 years of history - Nikolaihof is the oldest winery in Austria and is working bio - dynamic since 1971

About the winery
With almost 2,000 years of history, Nikolaihof is the oldest winery in Austria, and one of the first in the world to have begun operating by biodynamic principles. The Saahs family runs the Nikolaihof in accordance with the regulations of the Demeter Association, one of the strictest control systems in biodynamic farming. The principle: Imbue the wine with as much strength and energy as possible, whilst leaving nature to its own devices as far as possible. No herbicides, fertilisers, pesticides or synthetic sprays are used in the vineyards. The estate has been owned by the Saahs family since 1894. The traditional family business runs a total of appr. 50 acres (22 ha) of vineyard, cultivating predominantly Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, Neuburger grapes and a range of complementary varieties. The wines are stored in the estate's historic wine cellar - some of them stay there for up to 20 years in some of the 2,000 to 12,000 litre oak barrels.

Learn more about Weingut Nikolaihof and their facilities at:

http://www.nikolaihof.at

Location

Wachau

Opening Hours
Monday: ClosedTuesday: ClosedWednesday: 14:00 - 22:00Thursday: 14:00 - 22:00Friday: 14:00 - 22:00Saturday: 12:00 - 21:00Sunday: Closed
Cellar door / shop
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Accommodation
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Tastings
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Tours
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Restaurant
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Events / Weddings
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Languages
English, German
Children friendly
No
Region
Wachau
Country
Austria
Organic
No
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Grüner Veltliner, Riesling
History & Geography
The vineyards of Nikolaihof are situated in a remarkably privileged region: Wachau, one of the most beautiful river landscapes in Europe, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and place of origin of some of the best white wines in the world. Its climate and geological conditions are ideal for white wine. The mild breezes of the Danube region are ideal for the growth of Riesling and Veltliner. Also Gelber Muskateller, Neuburger and Gewürztraminer reach their optimum qualities.
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