Our Terroir

Unsere Rieden tragen berühmte Namen wie Kremser Gebling, Kremser Sandgrube oder Roßhimmel. Sie alle unterscheiden sich durch spezielle Bodenformationen, die von Löß über steinige Lehm-Ton-Böden bis hin zu Urgestein reichen. Jeder Weingarten bedarf seiner speziellen Zuwendung was Laubarbeit oder Nährstoffversorgung betrifft. Ein Aufwand, der sich lohnt, da ich so die Vielseitigkeit von Grüner Veltliner und Riesling ideal veranschaulichen kann. Das erklärt, warum ich die Trauben jeder Riede separat ausbaue. Das erklärt auch, warum meine Leidenschaft vor allem der Arbeit im Weingarten gilt.

Gernlüssen

These vineyards are immediately adjacent to the wine village of Gedersdorf at the foot of the Weinberg slopes. The terrain proffers a mixture of loess and brown calcareous soil.

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Kremser Sandgrube

Kremser Sandgrube is one of Austria’s best known varieties. This Grüner Veltliner from the Sandgrube zone inherits its inimitable character from the loess terrain. That is what gives rise to the fruity-aromatic Grüner Veltliner legacy.

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Kremser Gebling

The historic site known as Kremser Gebling (first documented in 1284) is ensconced on the primal terraces of the Weinberg slopes. They face south, permitting them to release the full thrust of the delicate, yellow loess terrain. Wines from the Gebling site are spirited, expressive, noticeably mineral yet never heavy, despite their high ripeness.

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Rosshimmel

The Rosshimmel vineyards face southwest, high up on the Rohrendorf slopes. According to legend, horses once grazed here while the wine growers went about their work. The terrain is heavy, stoney and loamy, giving rise to mineralized, lusty wines.

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Kapuzinerberg

As the name suggests, Cappuchin monks of Salzburg were the early owners of these vineyards, nestled in a wind-protected bowl above Kremser Gebling. Deeply embedded layers contain calcium conglomerates and ancient Danube crushed rock, rich in quartz, covered by a layer of loess.

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Kremser Kraxn

Kremser Kraxn perches above the city of Krems on its own small, exquisite throne, extending across 5 south-facing terraces with splendid views of the old town, the Danube and Göttweig monastery. The sparse terrain of prehistoric rock retains solar warmth which is then released nocturnally to the grapevines, bringing about outstanding Rieslings with their incomparably fine minerality and long cellar life.

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