Riede (location) in the cadastral Pössnitz, community Leutschach on the Wine Route in the Austrian wine-growing region südsteiermark, But it is only the southernmost part of this Katastralgemeind reported as Pössnitzberg, which directly to Slovenia is adjacent. The rocky and enormously steep vineyards encircled by meadows and forests offer one of the biodiversity of the flora and fauna sustainable Habitat. There are different climates, which are warm upwinds from the neighboring Slovenian valleys and cool air currents of the western Koralpe. The large differences in temperature cause enormous fruit depth and diverse aroma formation in the wines.
The Pössnitzberg is located from the geological point of view in the southwestern Styrian Sea Basins, where some 16 million years ago, some up to several thousand meters thick, marine deposits have emerged. These are known as Styrian Schlier fine marine sediments are usually gray-green, calcareous Tonmergel / slate with sand deposits, leaf fossils and Glanzkohleresten. Characteristics of the strongly calcareous soils are those caused by weathering humose often only 20 centimeters high topsoil and the solid limestone sedimentary rock. This special soil type is in Styria as Opok designated. It allows the deep penetration of the vine roots and thus good water supply,
The predominantly south-facing Kessellagen with eastern and western foothills are located on average 400 to 450 meters above sea level. They have for the most part one Tilt of over 50%, some parts even up to 75% (37 °). Known Subrieden are for example Krepskogel and Römerstein. The terroir is ideal for the here mainly cultivated white wines Sauvignon Blanc. Chardonnay or. Morillon and yellow muscatel, Shares on Pössnitzberg z. For example, the wineries Brolli-Arkadenhof. Sabathi Erwin (from which this text comes), Tschermonegg and Tscheppe am Pössnitzberg (Family Polz ).