Riesling and Grüner Veltliner thrive in the favourable microclimate of the slopes above the Danube. The weathered tertiary sandstone soil makes the great varietal character of the wines possible.
The monastery’s vineyards here are situated in the heart of the world famous white wine capital of the Thermenregion. Zierfandler (Spätrot) and Rotgipfler are two classic autochthon varieties that exhibit true greatness only in this region. The explanation for this lies in the unique terroir. The Anninger and Eichkogel mountains protect the vines from harsh weather and allow the sun to pamper the southeast-facing slopes of calcareous cambisol soils. These are the ideal preconditions for these rare indigenous varieties.
Vineyard area: 5 hectares
Vineyards: Hofpoint, Kreuzweingarten, Wiegen, Haslau.
Varieties: Zierfandler, Rotgipfler.
Vienna is the only capital city in the world with its own viticulture. In individual sites with legendary reputations flourish Weißburgunder, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir.