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Loibenberg

Riede or location (also Loibner Berg) in the municipality of Unterloiben (part of Dürnstein ) at the east end of the Lower Austrian wine region Wachau, Due to the large extent and the large differences in altitude, there are the four Subriedens Langen Zung, Rauheneck, Rothenberg and Süßenberg. As one of the oldest vineyards in the Wachau, it was mentioned as a document in 1381 as “Weingarten Büns zu Lewben an dem Leubnerberg”. The vineyards facing west to southeast with up to 77% slope Tilt comprise 31 hectares of vineyards on the 420 meter high Loibenberg at 213 to 396 meters above sea level. Geologically, the Loibenberg is characterized by primary rock, the so-called "Gföhler gneiss", which was created from granite. In some parts like Rothenberg there are massive loess sweeps. The sandy-stony soil favors water drainage and facilitates root growth. The vineyards are secured with dry stone walls.

Loibenberg - Unterloiben-Dürnstein (Wachau, Lower Austria)

It is often very hot due to warm air currents, which is why the Loibenberg is also called the “hotplate of the Wachau”. That is why there is an artificial one irrigation (Drip irrigation). The white wine varieties are predominant here Riesling and Green Valtellina cultured. The wineries, for example, have shares in the vineyard Alzinger. Bäuerl Wolfgang. Dinstlgut. Wachau domain. Gritsch Mauritiushof. Hutter Fritz. Knoll Emmerich. Pichler Franz Xaver. Pichler-Krutzler. Black Johann. Tegernseerhof and Urbanushof Paul Stierschneider,

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