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Goldeck

Famous Riede (location) in the two municipalities to bathe and Bad Vöslau in the Lower Austrian winegrowing region Thermenregion, It was created by the Austrian viticulture pioneer Robert Aldwin Schlumberger (1814-1879) acquired in 1843. There he planted for the first time in Austria, the French Rebsorten Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot and Blauer Portugieser. From the latter he pressed his world famous "Vöslauer white sparkling wine", which later became the "Vöslauer Goldeck" the oldest protected wine brand in Austria. In 1878 Schlumberger received for his merits the title "Noble of Goldeck". Originally the vineyard covered 120 hectares. In the 1930s, the vineyard was parceled out and sold, today it is only ten acres in size. The soil consists of calcareous gravel, on which are traditionally cultivated the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

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