Riede (location) in the municipality of Zöbing-Langenlois in the Lower Austrian wine region Kamptal, The "Zöbinger Heiligenstein" is a wine-growing landmark of the Kamp Valley and was mentioned in a monastic directory as "Hellenstein" (Höllenstein) in 1280. It is a closed nature reserve. Between the vineyards there are strictly protected dry grass areas with a flora and fauna that are otherwise only found in much more southern, Mediterranean areas. Geographically, the Heiligenstein is a 360-meter mountain peak of the southern Manhartsberg, which is predominantly forested and only planted with vines on the southern slope. The name is derived from the "hellish sun" that burns down on this mountain and creates a hot, dry microclimate. So he has no religious or ecclesiastical background. A special microclimate results from the shell-shaped, south-facing shell. During the day, the vines warm up due to the intense sunshine and at night they cool down due to the winds from the higher forest district. This promotes the fruit flavors.
The barren soil differs fundamentally from the other vineyards in the Kamp Valley. It consists of sedimentary rocks, reddish sandstone, lime and dark clay slate with boulders made of granulite and gneiss. Because of the steepness of the mountain, in contrast to the surrounding vineyards, no loess could be deposited here. The terraced Vineyards cover 36 hectares of vineyards. They are mainly of the sort Riesling planted, for which the Heiligenstein is particularly suitable. There are other white wine varieties in smaller quantities such as Green Valtellina and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as red wine varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Strong wines of mineral character with high aging potential up to 40, 50 and more years grow here. An artificial one irrigation (Drip irrigation) was installed in 1993 to protect the vineyard from recurring drought damage. Shares have z. B. the wineries Allram. Brandl Günther. Bründlmayer Willi. Cobaneshof Schneider. Dollars Peter. Eder Burgi. Youre Ludwig. Eichinger Birgit. Hiedler Ludwig. Hirsch Johannes. Höfinger Egmont. Jurtschitsch. Loimer Fred. Retzl Erwin. Gobelsburg Castle. Steininger Karl and Johann pot,