The Wachau region is a small but well-regarded wine region in Austria, located along the Danube River. The climate is continental, with warm summers and cold winters, and the vineyards are situated on steep terraced hillsides.
The region is particularly known for its dry Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners, which are typically mineral-driven, aromatic, and full of acidity. The wines from Wachau are often aged in oak, which adds complexity and structure to the already expressive flavors. Some of the best wines from the region come from the Smaragd classification, which denotes the highest level of ripeness and concentration.