Riede (location) in the municipality Zöbing-Langenlois in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region Kamptal, The "Zöbinger Heiligenstein" is a viticultural landmark of the Kamptal and was already mentioned in 1280 in a monastic list as "Hellenstein" (Hellstone). It is a closed nature reserve. Between the vineyards there are strictly nature protected dry grassland areas with a flora and fauna, as they are otherwise only found in far more southern, Mediterranean areas. Geographically, the Heiligenstein is a 360 meter high mountain peak of the southern Manhartsberg, which is predominantly wooded and planted only on the southern slope with vines. The name derives from the "hellish sun" that burns down on this mountain and causes a hot, dry microclimate. So he has no religious or religious background. Due to the shell-shaped kettle layer open to the south, a special microclimate results. During the day, the vines heat up due to the intense sunshine and at night they cool off through the winds from the higher Waldviertel. This will promote the fruit flavors.
The barren soil is fundamentally different from the other vineyards in Kamptal. It consists of sedimentary rocks, reddish sandstone, lime and dark slate with interspersed granulite and gneiss boulders. Because of the steepness of the mountain, no loess could deposit here in contrast to the surrounding vineyards. The terraced Vineyards cover 36 hectares of vineyards. They are mainly of the variety Riesling planted, for which the Heiligenstein is particularly well suited. In smaller quantities, there are other white wines such as Green Valtellina and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Here strong wines of mineral character grow with high aging potential up to 40, 50 and more years. An artificial one irrigation (Droplet Irrigation) was installed in 1993 to protect the vineyard from recurring drought damage. Shares have z. For example, the wineries Allram. Brandl Günther. Bründlmayer Willi. Cobaneshof Schneider. Dolle Peter. Eder Burgi. Ehn Ludwig. Eichinger Birgit. Hiedler Ludwig. Stag Johannes. Höfinger Egmont. Jurtschitsch. Loimer Fred. Retzl Erwin. Castle Gobelsburg. Steininger Karl and Pot Johann,