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The wine-growing village in the winegrowing area Wachau in Lower Austria was already mentioned in 1347 and is referred to as the "Pearl of the Wachau". Dürnstein was also famous as a place of captivity of the English king Richard the Lionheart (1157-1199). To Katastral community Dürnstein include the municipalities Oberloiben and Unterloiben, which results in a vineyard of about 200 hectares. The mostly very steep terraced vineyards are located on the slopes of the left Danube embankment, At 90%, white wines are mainly from the varieties Riesling. Green Valtellina, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) and Chardonnay produced.

Dürnstein with ruin (Wachau)

Well-known vineyards (excluding those of Unterloiben and Oberloiben) are Heudürr, Höhereck, hollerin. Kaiserberg (Sub-Lichtensteiner), Kellerberg (Subrieden Wunderburg, kiss the penny), Liebenberg, Pfaffenberg. Schlossberg. bulk and Supperin, at Flohhaxn. Himmelsstiege and stone's throw it is about today no longer existing old vineyards or vineyards, as names for brand wines be used. Well-known producers are Alzinger. Bäuerl Wolfgang, Members of the Winzergenossenschaft Domain Wachau. Knoll Emmerich. Pichler Franz Xaver. Pichler-Krutzler. Schmidl Theresa. Black Johann and Tegernseerhof,

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