First documented as “Wartberg” in 1137. From the hill you could warn the city of Krems of enemies earlier. Middle High German: "wait". The spelling Wachtberg can be found from 1689.
The mighty terraces of the Wachtberg range up to a height of 400 meters. The terroir is characterized by the deep loess soil in the lower plots as well as the iron-containing Danube gravel in the top plots. In between, there is a secondary lime is present. The weathered Paragneiss forms the geological foundation of these soil types. The climate is determined by the strong influence of the Pannonian climate. Weingut Stadt Krems farms 1.32 ha of Grüner Veltliner in this cru.
On this southern exposed cru, our 55-year-old Grüner Veltliner vines produce complex, large wines every year.
Bodenprofile und Profil-Fotos: Walter Fitz