One of the oldest and most famous vineyards (locations) in Austria, which was mentioned in documents in 1208. It is located in the Lower Austrian wine region Kremstal, adjacent to the northern edge of the city Krems, Like the majority of the former vineyards, it was in monastery ownership. In the 1970s, the once famous name was unfortunately totally watered down, because you defined a large area with a total of 350 hectares as location and gave her the name of the original sand pit with only 25 hectares. Under the prestigious name, vast quantities of branded wine were marketed in supermarkets. This had an unfavorably negative effect on the wines from the "real" sand pit. During this time, a part of the vineyards was irretrievably destroyed, because it was precisely through the vineyards a busy busy expressway (the B 37).
The original sand pit with a gentle southern slope is bounded at the western end by the Riede Bründlgraben, north of the Ried Frechau and south of the city of Krems and the Riede Thalland. The soil consists of a 50 to 100 cm high and eponymous sand-loam mixture, below which lies up to ten feet deep gravel with an underlying layer of tegel. In rainy years, the gravel layer has a positive effect as a drainage, in dry years, but this can also cause problems water stress to lead. This floor heats up very well and stores the heat even at night. The vineyard is predominantly with Green Valtellina planted, especially the eastern part is counted among the best vineyards / vineyards in Austria for this grape variety. Shares in the original sand pit have, for example, the wineries Aigner Wolfgang. Hagen Anton. Müllner Johann. Thiery-Weber. Türk Franz. Winery City Krems. Winegrower Krems and Zöhrer Anton,