Visitors to Klagenfurt can also look forward to discovering some marvelous wineries. STADTWINZER is a cooperative of winegrowers that also offers guided tours of the “Ried-Seewiese” vineyards with views out across Lake Wörthersee.
Wines have been grown on the Seewiese in Klagenfurt for more than 40 years. Since the beginning of 2003, the Vinum Carinthiae Winegrowing Association has leased out the Seewiese, with the subleasing members of the association growing wines on the Seewiese as part of a cooperative. On an area of more than 0.5 hectares, local vintners cultivate whites that include Sauvignon Blanc, Weissburgunder, Chardonnay and Riesling grapes, and reds such as Zweigelt, St. Laurent, Blauburger and Merlot.
The vineyard lies along the lake path around the Wörthersee and can be reached in about a 10-minute walk from the Plattenwirt at the Europapark. Our local vintners do offer guided tours of the vineyard by appointment, followed by an opportunity to taste their wines:
Kärntner Weinbauverein „Vinum Carinthiae“
Beethovenplatz 4, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
In Stegendorf near Karnburg, Georg Lexer and Texas-born Sem Kegley operate Weingut Karnburg. There, on around 6.5 ha of vineyards, they cultivate Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Zweigelt and Pinot Noir. Their wines are grown on gentle hillsides as well as terraces running along the southern slopes of the Ulrichsberg. Guests are greeted by spectacular views extending from the Klagenfurt Basin out to the Karawanken mountains.