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Old and new, hot and cold - that fits together.

Every wine is characterised by the interplay of climate and soil in its region and in particular, by the single vineyard. These elements combine to help our wines develop their unmistakable character.

climate

Two climatic zones border each other in the Kamptal: The dry and hot Pannonia climate with the rough and cool winds of the northwestern Waldviertel. This clash creates interplay between hot days and cool nights which results in fine, delicate aromas and retained naturally vibrant acidity in the grapes. This effect is intensified by the topography of the Kamptal, which opens towards the warm Danube valley and closes towards the north. The results of this phenomenon are unique wines. The Kamptal itself is reminiscent of Burgundy where similar climatic conditions prevail. Straß lies along the same latitude as Chablis, which is known as one of the world’s finest white wine regions.

soil

In the Kamptal there are three types of soil: The "Gföhler gneiss", the primary rock, of which the hills of the Kamptal are made. Brown earth is bedded on it, partly mant metres thick, and in other areas as narrow as 20cm. Additionally, there is ”Löss”, which during the Ice Age caused dust to be blown into the Kamptal and which has since compressed itself into fertile soil known as “Löss”. Finally there is the clay soil which has settled directly on the shores of the river Kamp. A very special type of soil appears on the highly regarded Heiligenstein, consisting of the volcanic element of the Permian. This great diversity of soils creates an ideal biotope for each of our varieties. It provides our Rieslings with minerality and finesse, and the Grüner Veltliner with unmistakable spiciness as well as a distinct and clear bouquet.

  • Kamptal Panorama
  • Herbststimmung im Weingarten
  • Straß im Schnee
  • Kamptal Panorama
  • Herbststimmung im Weingarten
  • Straß im Schnee