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Today's Austrian wine region Weinviertel in Lower Austria used to be in the separate areas named after the respective main wine places Retz (in the west) and Falkenstein at Poysdorf (in the east) shared. Above that in the northeast near the Czech The border town of Falkenstein is enthroned by the castle ruin of the same name, which was built around 1050. The vineyards cover 185 hectares of vineyards and consist of lime-rich, loamy soils with sandstone addition. They are mostly with the white varieties Green Valtellina (Incidentally, Falkensteiner is an old synonym), Riesling and Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), as well as the red wine varieties Zweigelt. Blue Portuguese and Blauburger planted.

Falkenstein - with vineyards and Falkenstein Castle

There is an interesting show object in the Falkensteiner Weinlehrpfad. A small wine barrel indicates the year 1456 and the name tire biter to a particularly acidic vintage that may have been used for the construction of St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna. Well-known wineries are Dürnberg, Jauk Leo, Luckner Richard, Neustifter Reinhard - Weingut Tor zur Sonne, Pichler Heinz, Salomon Josef and Stadler Johannes, These winemakers have become a brand community Falkensteiner Berggericht together.

Image: © ÖWM - Gerhard Trumler

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