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The wine-growing region in the wine-growing region Wachau in Lower Austria was mentioned as early as 1347 and is known as the "Pearl of the Wachau". Dürnstein also became famous as a place of captivity for the English king Richard the Lionheart (1157-1199). The municipalities of Oberloiben and Unterloiben also belong to the cadastral community of Dürnstein. The mostly very steeply terraced vineyards lie on the slopes of the left Danube embankment, 90% of white wines are made primarily from the varieties Riesling. Green Valtellina, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) and Chardonnay produced.

Dürnstein with ruins (Wachau)

Well-known vineyards (without those of Unterloiben and Oberloiben) are Heudürr, Höhereck, hollerin. Kaiserberg (Subried Lichtensteiner), Kellerberg (Subrieden Wunderburg, Kisses the Pfennig), Liebenberg, Pfaffenberg. Schlossberg. bulk and Supperin, at Flohhaxn. Himmelsstiege and stone's throw It is no longer existing old vineyards or vineyards that are used as names for brand wines be used. Well-known producers are Alzinger. Bäuerl Wolfgang, Members of the winegrowers' cooperative Wachau domain. Knoll Emmerich. Pichler Franz Xaver. Pichler-Krutzler. Schmidl Theresa. Black Johann and Tegernseerhof,

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