Popular layer or Ried name in German-speaking countries. It derives from the fact that vineyards used to be very often owned by the church (the "priest") or by monasteries.
The vineyard was mentioned as early as 1230. A popular saying was: "The Kremser does not like the priest, but he likes to drink the Pfaffenberger". First, the Pfaffenberg belonged to the bishops of Passau and was taken in 1241 by the last Babenberg Duke Friedrich the Disputable (1210-1246) as a fief. Then he came into the possession of the Austrian ruling house Habsburg. In 1974 the vineyard of the 195 hectare " Hall Pfaffenberg "assigned. It covers two vineyards and covers a total of 25 hectares of vineyards. The much smaller part with eight hectares is located in the municipality Rothenhof in the Wachau, The larger 17 hectare area is located in Stein Krems in the Kremstal,
The steep terraced Vineyards on gneiss interspersed weathering soils are south to southeast aligned and are bounded by the Danube valley. They are mainly with the varieties Riesling and Green Valtellina, and also Neuburger and Müller-Thurgau planted. Shares in the vineyard, for example, have the wineries Hagen Anton. Hajszan Neumann. Knoll Emmerich. Müllner Johann. Salomon Undhof. Stagard. Strobl Clemens. Winery City Krems. Winemaker Krems and Rowis Wolfgang,
The Riede is located northeast of the community Zöbing on the left Kampufer. Primeval soils dominate with a thin layer of loess and sand. Cool airs of Manhartsberg characterize the aromas of the wines. Above all, here are the white wine varieties Riesling. Green Valtellina. Chardonnay and Riesling grown. Shares in the vineyard, for example, have the wineries Brandl Günther and Retzl Erwin,
Pfaffenberg Wachau: © Robert Herbst - POV