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One of the eight specific ones wine regions in the Austrian state or generic wine-growing region Lower Austria, Incidentally, it is the only wine-growing region in the Mostviertel. It is west of Wien, borders in the north on the Danube and is limited to the south by the Lower Austrian capital St. Pölten. The current size is in 1995 by separation from the wine region Danubia (today Wagram ) emerged. It was named after the river Traisen, which flows through it from Herzogenburg in the south to Traismauer in the north and then Krems flows into the Danube. The Traisental is an ancient wine-growing region. A grape seed find from the Bronze Age 2,000 BC and one Celtic Bronze buckets from 450 BC with drinking scenes at a festival show it as one of the oldest wine-growing regions in Austria. The city of Traismauer was an old Roman city, here the Limes ran, the wall against the Germanic people coming from the north. According to legend, the Nibelungen were treated to wine on their way to King Etzel in Traismauer. In 1673, wine tasting in Inzersdorfer was rated higher than from the Wachau,

Traisental - Ahrenberg-Eichberg with Sitzenberg-Reidling Castle

The predominant soil type consists of dry, sandy and gravelly loamy layers. The climate weather is subject to Pannonian and continental influence, the Danube has a heat regulating effect. The largest wine-growing community is Traismauer with around 200 hectares of vineyards. In Inzersdorf, some monasteries such as Passau and Salzburg already had vineyards around the year 1000. Other municipalities are Ambach, Angern, Atzenbrugg, Getzersdorf, Herzogenburg, Inzersdorf, Nasenberg, Nussdorf, Oberndorf, Oberwölbling, Reichersdorf, Sitzenberg-Reidling, Statzendorf, Waldlesberg and Würmla. The best-known vineyards are Engelreich, Gießgraben, Grillenbühel, Hausberg (first named 950), Händlgraben, Pletzengraben, Rafasetzen, Wöbling and Zwirch.

Traisental - map with vineyards


In 2015 the vineyards covered a total of 815 hectares of vineyards. Compared to 2009 with 789 hectares, this was an increase of 3%. The proportion of red wine varieties is 17.6% and the proportion of white wine varieties is 82.4%. It dominates with well over half of the Grüner Veltliner stock, followed by Zweigelt and Riesling.

Grape variety - Austrian
main name
officially permitted in Austria
colour hectare
% -Ant
Green Valtellina Weißgipfler White 478 58.6 435
Zweigelt Blauer Zweigelt, Rotburger red 75 9.2 78
White Riesling Riesling, Rheinriesling White 49 6.0 42
Blue Portuguese - red 29 3.5 40
Müller-Thurgau rivaner White 27 3.3 30
muscatel Yellow M., Red M. / Muscat Blanc White 20 2.4 12
According to sentence white - White 19 2.3 44
ChardonnayMorillon - not used in Lower Austria White 16 1.9 16
White Burgundy Pinot Blanc, Klevner White 13 1.5 12.5
Sauvignon Blanc Muskat-Sylvaner White 13 1.5 10.5
Frühroter Veltliner malmsey White 12 1.4 12.5
Blauburger - red 10 1.2 10.5
Neuburger - White 9 1.1 13.5
According to sentence red - red 8.1 1.0 0.1
St. Laurent - red 4.7 0.6 4.2
Blue burgundy Pinot Noir, Blue Pinot Noir red 3.9 0.5 3.1
Red Veltliner - White 3.8 0.5 3.3
Merlot - red 3.6 0.4 3.6
Bouvier - White 3.2 0.4 2.8
Cabernet Sauvignon - red 3.2 0.4 3.1
Blaufränkisch - red 2.9 0.3 3
Muscat Ottonel - White 2.4 0.3 3.6
TraminerGewurztraminer, Red T., Yellow T. White 2.4 0.3 2
Riesling - White 2.3 0.3 2
Roesler - red 1.8 0.2 0.7
Sylvaner Green Sylvaner White 1.6 0.2 2
Gray burgundy Pinot gris, Ruländer White 1.0 0.1 1.2
Syrah Shiraz red 0.9 0.1 0.3
Goldburger - White 0.6 0.1 1
Rathay - red 0.6 0.1 0.4
Scheurebe Seedling 88 White 0.3 - 0.4
Rotgipfler - White 0.2 - 0.2
Zierfandler Spätrot White 0.2 - 0.1
Cabernet Franc - red 0.1 - 0.1
and. white varieties - White 0.3 - 0
and. red varieties - red - - -
WHITE VARIETIES 672 82.4 643
RED VARIETIES 143 17.6 146
TOTAL 815 100 789

DAC system

From the 2007 vintage, the origin-controlled quality level Traisental DAC was introduced. All other quality wines have to come from Lower Austria, the Vins under the wine-growing region designation wine country be marketed. In addition to the generally applicable DAC conditions special rules apply.

They are Quality wine-grape varietiesGreen Valtellina and Riesling authorized. The wines have to dry be expanded. From the 2016 vintage, a three-stage system was introduced to origin emphasize more. There are lower limits for the alcohol content, but no longer have any upper limits. The date for the application to obtain the State test number is staggered in time. If the decision is positive (usually within a week), marketing may take place:

  • Traisental DAC, to. 11.5% vol; January 1st
  • Traisenstal DAC with location; to the. 12% vol; January 1st
  • Traisental DAC with details of location and Riede (Specification "Ried" and location name); to the. 12.5% vol; January 1st
  • Traisental DAC reserve; to the. 13% vol; July 1

The wines must have a characteristic taste typicality exhibit. The following applies to Grüner Veltliner : fruity, fine Spice, no botrytis, no noticeable wood tone ( toast flavor ) balanced, Not heavy on alcohol, The following applies to Riesling : gossamery. aromatic. elegant. mineral, no botrytis dominance, no wood tone, balanced, not alcohol-heavy. The following applies to the reserve : strong style, distinctive regional and variety aromas, dense and long in leaving, a delicate botrytis and wood tone is permitted.


Well-known wineries are Brindlmayer Karl. Dockner Thomas. Hauleitner Herwald. Herzinger Reinhard. Hofmann Rudolf. Holzer Andreas. Huber Markus. Kreimel Herbert. Neumayer Ludwig. Nolz Josef. Ott Thomas. Pernikl Walter. Price Friedrich. Schöller Hans and Steyrer Bernhard, Many companies are members of the Association of Traisentaler Weingärtner, Another big WV is Traditional wineries Austria, A selection of the best wines is available in the Traismauer Palace Wine Bar for commented tasting and for sale.

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