The Theyerner Berg mountain is the highest site of our wine estate and is situated at an altitude of 370-410m above sea level. Here the Grüne Veltliner profits from the cooler climate and the micaceous and sandy loess soils of the highly calcareous topsoil on conglomerate.
The Pletzengraben is definitely the steepest site on the estate and is situated at an altitude of 380m above sea level. The Grüner Veltliner, Riesling and Traminer wines of this steep cauldron-shaped site drive their deep roots through highly calcareous, sandy-loamy topsoil down into the weathering conglomerate of sandstone and quartz pebbles.
Our Pinot Noir and Grüner Veltliner wines can be found on the Nußdorf Hochschopf. In the lower terraces the topsoil carries a scattering of loam, the subsoil consists of conglomerate, covered with rusty brown sediments with sandstone, silt and marl.
Our Parapluiberg-Riesling owes its finish to the very watery soil, comprising calcareous conglomerate, with a thin layer of loamy loess soil and gravel. This micro-climate is also ideal thanks to the south-eastern alignment and the proximity of the forest.
I cultivate our vineyards both ecologically and sustainably: Between the vines a specially mixed selection of herbs grows, which is habitat for many beneficial insects. By cutting leaves by hand, I create a favourable climate within the wall of vines itself and our compost cycle ensures we have healthy and vital vines. They are our sustainable investment in the quality of our wines and the future of our family wine estate.
Grüner Veltliner and Riesling are almost certainly the most well-known varieties of the Traisental valley and are justifiably my flagship wines, but the Traminer, Zweigelt and Pinot Noir also delight me time and again.
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Sustainable Austria, www.nachhaltigaustria.at
wine in moderation, www.wineinmoderation.com