Exceptional soils provide the guarantee
for exceptional wines.
We enjoy telling the story of the Kremstal, but not only because our estate is based in Krems. If one takes a closer look at the Kremstal, its extraordinary geologic and climatic particulars become quite apparent.
From a geological point of view, the Kremstal describes an encounter between the Bohemian Massif to the northwest and the massive loess formations in the east of the region. The first of these is one of the oldest soil formations on the planet, composed of weathered primordial rock such as gneiss, schist & amphibolite. By comparison, the sandy loess drifted from the Alps into our region a mere 300,000 years ago. To the south, the Danube River draws a clear borderline.
The climatic influences are quite diverse as well. From the northwest, an Atlantic-Polar system keeps the grapes fresh with cool air currents from late summer into autumn. From the opposite direction, the Pannonian climate contributes warmer air, which helps the grapes achieve optimal maturity. The Danube River acts as a regulating and moderating influence on this convergence of atmospheric conditions.
We are proud to call four great vineyard sites our own: in the district of Stein we have vines in Schreck and Grillenparz, while in Krems itself there are Wachtberg and Weinzierlberg. Each vineyard has its own unique character – yielding distinctive wines year after year.
From left to right you can see our single vineyard sites Ried Grillenparz, Ried Schreck, Ried Wachtberg and Ried Weinzierlberg. Click on them to learn more about our various soils and vineyards!