The city of Krems is nestled in a basin at an altitude of 220 meters above sea level. To the east, the valley opens up and lets the warm air masses stream in from the Pannonian region. To the north, the city borders on the highlands of the "Waldviertel", a pleasantly wooded area, where there is an abrupt drop in the average yearly temperature of at least 5° C.
The clash of the Western Baltic oceanic climate with that of East Pannonia leads to an exciting interplay and strong climatic variations between day and night, and all that in a narrow space, but the mighty Danube helps to balance them out.
Naturally, the vegetation is affected by such sharp variations in temperature and this proves to be very beneficial for winegrowing: it is precisely such conflicting climatic influences that give the wines their fruity taste and bouquet.
The Krems Valley is only a small winegrowing area, but there are two different here.