The Pulkautal valley in the Weinviertel region
The Pulkautal valley is situated about 80 km north of Vienna, on the border to the Czech Republic, only 15 km from Znojmo, in the western Weinviertel region.
The wine from the Pulkautal valley and especially the well-known red wine from Haugsdorf are appreciated in Austria and abroad.
Taste the wine at the “Open Cellar Door” of the winemakers in the cellar lanes, dates at: Link
Only 20 walking minutes or a 5-minutes drive by car from Mailberg is this idyllic village set. Obritz has a chapell that is first known in 1784. In the cellar lane the doors are often open!
The vegan and organic winemaker Fürnkranz is well known for its liqueurs and spirits.
Seefeld Kadolz is one of the oldest communities of the Pulkautal valley. Leisure activities abound, especially for young people. Seefeld has repeatedly been earned the title “Most-Youth-Friendly” village in Austria. Thus, Seefeld Kadolz was repeatedly nominated the friendliest community for adolescents in Austria.
Castle Seefeld used to be the stronghold of the Kuenringer – a moated castle. Built on top of the original cellar vaults of the old castle, the Baroque castle – as it is today – was constructed by the architect Johann Jakob Castelli from the Martinelli School. Today, the castle is owned by the Hardegg Family who lives and organises events there, thereby recognising its outstanding architectural features in the entire Pulkautal valley.
Haugsdorf was first official mentioned in 1108 and earned its market rights in 1357. and it got its market rights in 1357. Worth mentioning is, for instance, the eco-trail on the Hutberg mountain, along which decoratively illustrated charts inform you about the age-long development of viticulture and the work in the vineyards in the course of the year.
The local focus is on the Freeport International Outlet with its 48 popular outlet stores.
But Haugsdorf is also well-known for its outstanding wines, the red wines being especially worth noting. The vineyards of the community have an acreage of roughly 547 hectares, of which about 30 % are white and 70 % are red wine grapes.