Popular location or vineyard name in German-speaking countries. It is derived from the fact that vineyards used to be very often owned by the church (the "priest" = priest) or by monasteries.
The vineyard was mentioned as early as 1230. A popular saying in the vernacular was: "The Kremser doesn't like the Pfaffen, but he likes to drink the Pfaffenberger". Initially, the Pfaffenberg belonged to the bishops of Passau and was taken as a fief in 1241 by the last Babenberg duke Friedrich the Dispute (1210-1246). Then he came into the possession of the Austrian ruling house Habsburg. In 1974 the vineyard of the 195 hectare " Hall Pfaffenberg ”. It extends over two wine-growing regions and comprises a total of 25 hectares of vineyards. The much smaller part with eight hectares is in the municipality of Rothenhof in the Wachau, The larger part with 17 hectares is in stone Krems in the Kremstal,
The steep terraced Vineyards on weathered soil interspersed with gneiss are oriented south to southeast and are bordered by the Danube Valley. They are mostly with the varieties Riesling and Green Valtellina, and also Neuburger and Müller-Thurgau planted. The wineries, for example, have shares in the vineyard Hagen Anton. Hajszan Neumann. Knoll Emmerich. Müllner Johann. Salomon Undhof. Stagard. Strobl Clemens. City of Krems winery. Winemaker Krems and Linieis Wolfgang,
The vineyard is located north-east of the municipality of Zöbing on the left bank. Primeval rock soils dominate with a thin layer of loess and sand. Cool air from the Manhartsberg characterize the aromas of the wines. Above all, the white wines are here Riesling. Green Valtellina. Chardonnay and Riesling grown. The wineries, for example, have shares in the vineyard Brandl Günther and Retzl Erwin,
Pfaffenberg Wachau: © Robert Herbst - POV