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 Riede formerly the only one of the Wachau right up to Danube handed. Klaus (Klause) comes from the Latin "claudere", which means (in, out, to close). According to another interpretation, this is due to the old term "Kleyss" for a bottleneck, this is the still existing old Klaus Wachau along narrow Wachauweg. The Klaus is, so to speak, the continuation of the Riede Achleiten and separates itself from this by a path.
The steep southeast facing terraced Vineyards at 204 to 327 meters above sea level have up to 77% slope Tilt on and cover 13.5 hectares. These are in the lower area frost, The floors are on weathered gneisses and slate. By the way, in the Riede Klaus the first irrigation system of the Wachau was made artificial irrigation set up. To the upper part of the vineyard leads through the vineyards a comfortable walk, from here you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Wachau countryside. Here are mainly the two white wine varieties Green Valtellina and Riesling cultured. Shares in the vineyard, for example, have the wineries Gritsch Mauritiushof. Jamek Josef. Wooden apple Karl. Kartäuserhof and Prague,
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