The basis of all wine’s taste is the concept “terroir” which means the interplay of soil and microclimate. With nearly 2,000 hours of sun per year, the Thermenregion winegrowing region surrounding Tattendorf and Gumpoldskirchen is one of Austria’s sunniest and driest regions. This guarantees that grapes grown here quite regularly attain optimum ripeness and that variety-specific aromas develop to their fullest. The constant movement of air between the plain in the east and the chain of hills to the north quickly dries the plants after precipitation, keeping the grapes healthy and protecting them from mold right up to peak ripeness. The soil, characterized by brown earth, alluvial gravel and conglomerates, offers ideal conditions for the cultivation of high-quality wine grapes.
Our vineyards in Tattendorf
Ried Frauenfeld (1)
Meagre alluvial soil with a thin layer of black topsoil; high limestone content, good humus content, plenty of stone. Pinot Noir, Sankt Laurent & Zweigelt.
Ried Steingarten (2)
A parcel in Ried Frauenfeld that we vinify separately. Sankt Laurent & Pinot Noir.
Ried Holzspur (3)
Six hectares of warm alluvial soils with high limestone content. Pinot Noir, Sankt Laurent & Cabernet Sauvignon.
Ried Lores (4)
Four hectares with black topsoil & cool characteristics. Predominantly Chardonnay, a small portion of Sauvignon Blanc.
Ried Weisses Kreuz (5)
Seven hectares of meagre soil. Pinot Noir, Zweigelt, Merlot & Blaufränkisch.
Our vineyards in Gumpoldskirchen
Ried Satzing (1)
Four hectares planted to Rotgipfler. Deep, weathered soil with a great deal of fossil limestone. The site faces south and borders on the Vienna Woods.
Ried Spiegel (2)
Two and a half hectares at an elevation of 260–320m. Limestone-rich, deep soil in the lower portion with very good humus & nutrient supply, meagre soil in the upper end. Zierfandler & Rotgipfler. This exceptional vineyard is one of the richest in tradition in the entire region, and has been cultivated by us since 2006.
Ried Kästenbaum (3)
At an elevation of about 450m at Mt Anninger, on a plateau above the limestone quarry. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Rotgipfler. Limestone-rich, deep soil with high iron & clay content.