Riede (location) in the municipality of Weißenkirchen in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region Wachau, It was first mentioned in documents in 1386. The name derives from the fact that the reed was the only one of the Wachau to go directly to Danube handed. Klaus (Klause) comes from the Latin "claudere", which means (include, lock, lock). According to another interpretation, this can be traced back to the old term "Kleyss" for a bottleneck, which is the old narrow Wachauweg that still runs along the Klaus. The Klaus is the continuation of the reed, so to speak Achleiten and differentiates itself from it by a path.
The steep facing southeast terraced Vineyards at 204 to 327 meters above sea level show slopes of up to 77% Tilt on and cover 13.5 hectares. These are in the lower area frost, The floors lie on weathered gneiss and slate. Incidentally, in the Riede Klaus the first irrigation system of the Wachau became artificial irrigation set up. A comfortable path leads through the vineyards to the upper part of the vineyard, from here you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Wachau countryside. Here are mainly the two types of white wine Green Valtellina and Riesling cultured. The wineries, for example, have shares in the vineyard Gritsch Mauritiushof. Jamek Josef. Crab Apple Karl. Kartäuserhof and Prague,
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