Large vineyard (location) in the municipality of Spielfeld-Grassnitzberg in the Austrian wine region südsteiermark, It is named after the cadastral community and covers 272 hectares of vineyards. Due to the size, there are also different conditions. In addition to a cauldron and southeast slopes, which are among the best areas, there are also northeast plots that were only planted with vines in the 1960s. The preferred parts are protected from the wind, but by mold ( Botrytis ) at risk. Here is the one for the Styria typical noise device Klapotetz in order to deter the Schad birds used.
The large area is divided into three sub-areas Grassnitzberg, Central splash and regarded as the best part Hochgrassnitzberg. Most of the vineyards forming a cauldron face south, with the right edge sloping to the west. The floors consist of about one meter deep sandy loam (Gamlitzer Schlier) on weathered mussel lime (playing fields lime or Leithakalk). Here are mainly the white wines Chardonnay respectively. Morillon. Traminer. muscatel. Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ), Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ) and Riesling cultured. The wineries, for example, have shares in the Subrieden Georgiberg. Hagen Holger. Polz Erich and Walter. Polz-Kiefer. Primus. Skoff Walter and Tement Manfred,
Grassnitzberg: Primus winery (Polz)
Hochgrassnitzberg: Winery Erich & Walter Polz - Moodley