Weissenkirchen is the biggest winegrowing community of the Wachau. The majority of approximately 1500 inhabitants is active in winemaking. After all, it is Weissenkirchen where allegedly the Riesling, vines typical of the Wachau, originate.
The best-known territories for Riesling are Achleiten, Klaus and Steinriegel. Ritzling is the oldest territory and dates back to the 13th century.
The delicious wines can be tasted directly at the vintners’ houses, called Heurigen, or in one of the many restaurants or local inns.