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Kellerberg (Riede Austria)

Popular name in Austria, The best known is in the community Dürnstein in the Lower Austrian wine region Wachau on the southeast slope of the Dürnsteiner Schlossberg. It is named after the baroque jewel "Kellerschlössl Dürnstein" at the foot of the Wachau domain winery, where tastings take place regularly. The extremely steep terraced South-southeast facing vineyards with up to 65% slope Tilt comprise 12 hectares of vineyards at 204 to 336 meters above sea level. They lie on weathered primary rock soils with an abundance of gneiss and slate as well as loess islands. Here are mainly the varieties Green Valtellina and Riesling cultured. There are two subfrieds called "Wunderburg" and "Küss den Pfennig". The second is derived from the difficult working conditions, because "every pfenning that has to be paid for this wine is worth kissing". The producers have shares in the Kellerberg Bäuerl Wolfgang. Wachau domain (WG), Knoll Emmerich. Pichler Franz Xaver. Schmidl Theresa and Tegernseerhof,

Kellerberg with Kellerschlössl - Dürnstein Wachau

Picture: © Robert Herbst POV

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