Radyweg in Poysdorf

The Radyweg, the longest wine cellar lane of Poysdorf, Austria

The Radyweg is considered the most extended wine cellar lane (Kellergasse) of Poysdorf. In earlier times, the buildings along the path formed wine cellars or press houses. A tour guide told me the length of all cellar lanes in Poysdorf adds up to 60 kilometres!


Distillery museum Heger in Poysdorf

Inside the distillery museum Heger in Poysdorf, Austria

The distillery museum located in the vineyard estate and distillery Heger (Weingut & Destillerie Heger) in Poysdorf focuses on explaining the differences between small distilleries and industrial distilleries regarding the quality of their products. The pic above shows pieces generally used in smaller stillhouses.


Cellar cat in Poysdorf

The cellar cat, a symbol you often see in the Austrian region of Weinviertel

In the Austrian region of Weinviertel you often see a symbol of a cat. This symbol is known as ‘cellar cat’ (Kellerkatze). Some people believe the cat living in a wine vault will always rest on the barrel with the best wine. So vintners started to put the sculpture of a cat on top of the casks with their best products.


Gallery of Doves in Poysdorf

Gallery of Doves at a vineyard estate in Poysdorf, Austria

The gallery of doves is a clever art project displayed at the vineyard estate Taubenschuss  (Weingut Taubenschuss) in Poysdorf. The owner of the estate asked a couple of artists to paint a given shape of a dove in the typical style of the artist. So you can learn a lot about many local artist by just looking at doves.


Wine cellar lane Kirchengasse in Poysdorf

Wine cellar lane Kirchengasse in Poysdorf, Austria

The wine cellar lane Kirchengasse next to the parish church of Poysdorf was originally not a hollow-way but a defensive ditch for the fortified church.