The visitors’ tour starts in the vineyards. There, in the shadow of an original „Hiata-Hütte“ (watchman’s hut), the visitor enjoys a delicious sip of Grüner Veltliner of the vineyard Sandgrube. In between the vines one catches a glimpse of the baroque monastery Göttweig while the guide informs the guests of the importance of winegrowing in Krems for more than 2000 years.
In the room of wine regions an air photograph of Krems and its environs invites to a walking-tour through the vineyards in a few steps. The winegrowers’ gala forms the heart of the room because the winegrowers are the heart of WINZER KREMS. They foster and cultivate the vines for WINZER KREMS all year long and harvest in autumn nearyl exclusively by hand – because the experienced winegrower’s hands know when a grape is mature to be harvested.
Here the treasures of Winzer Krems are stored – noble vintages back to the year 1946. In the bottle cellar the “cellar spirits” of Winzer Krems care for quietness. They pay attention to constant coolness and humidity so that the drinker will be able to enjoy the precious wines even after decades of storage.
The oak cask cellar conveys sacral impression. A wine altar forms the centre of the cellar. There, the next glass of wine with a fine fruity Blauer Zweigelt is waiting for the visitor. Karl Korab, a painter of the local region Weinviertel, designed the western wall of the cellar with an 8x2 m oil painting called “winegrowers’ vintage idyll”. Three large windows admit a glance at the impressive fermentation and storage cellar of Winzer Krems.
A play with senses, at once fascinating and simple – this reflects the installation “Hands on Tables” of the Brazil artist Gorgia Creimer. A walk through a fantastic world that leads you to pause, reflect and wonder, to stop for a moment of contemplation. Here, for a short time, the visitor is quite alone with himself and the world of wine.