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Ralais

Riede or location in the municipality of Wösendorf (Weißenkirchen) in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region Wachau on the ridges of the Danube Valley, It is a subriede of the reed Hochrain, however, the barren Paragneiss weathering soils form a strong contrast to the more profound soils prevailing in the Hochrain, mostly influenced by loess. The steep to the south to east terraced Vineyards with up to 74% slope Tilt comprise nine hectares of vineyards at 254 to 377 meters above sea level. Due to the steepness in the upper area, the weathering material is constantly subject to erosion, Here above all Riesling grown. The vineyards of Bayer Erich, Lengsteiner, Schrey Rudolf and Schwaiger, for example, have shares in the vineyard.

Hochrain and Ralais - Wösendorf (Wachau, Lower Austria)
Picture: © Robert Herbst POV

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