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Klosterneuburg

South of the Danube lying part of the Lower Austrian winegrowing area Wagram, It is separated from the second area Wagram lying north of the Danube. The part Klosterneuburg is after the immediately north of the Austrian capital Wien named township. In addition to the vineyards of the municipality Klosterneuburg include those of the municipality Tulln. Klosterneuburg is an ancient winegrowing area, because the Roman X. Legion settled in the 1st century AD and was already cultivating wine at that time. The Augustinian Monastery was founded by the Babenberg Margrave Leopold III. Founded by the saint (1073-1136), legend has it that at this point the wind-blown veil of his wife Agnes was found and the ruler redeemed his vow. Leopold is also the national patron of Lower Austria,

Winery Stift Klosterneuburg with vineyards

In the heyday, the monastery managed alone in Klosterneuburg 1,200 hectares of vineyards, the winery Stift Klosterneuburg owns here only 30 hectares. This is especially the phylloxera which destroyed many vineyards here at the end of the 19th century. In 1860, in the pen was the Klosterneuburger Weinbauinstitut founded and became the first director August-Wilhelm Freiherr von Babo (1827-1894) ordered. Due to its location Klosterneuburg particularly suitable for viticulture, because its usually sloping south hills are illuminated all day with sun. The vineyards are near the Danube and are limited by the moisture-regulating Wienerwald. To Klosterneuburg include the places Gugging, Kierling, Scheiblingstein, Weidling and Weidlingbach. The vineyard area of ​​the municipality is 170 hectares and is 75% planted with white wine varieties. The proportion of mixed sentence is relatively high, from which the typical wine for the numerous this year is pressed in the area. Well-known vineyards are Franz Hauser, Hengstberg, Weidling, To weigh and brick mine.

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