Each Vineyard Has Its Own Wines

A diverse range of vineyards within a limited area would be the first way to describe the wine region of Vienna. We’re lucky to cultivate vineyards on the Bisamberg and Nussberg hills, which are separated by the Danube river; each has its own unique soil and climate – and provides for us a wonderful
assortment of wines. As a member of the Wiener Traditionsweingütern, (Traditional Viennese Wine
Estates), our aim is to identify all the best vineyard sites and create from them wines that are rich in character and finesse and that have good ageability. Our outstanding Erste Lagen (premier cru) wines are distinguished by a special logo.

The interplay of soil, location and microclimate of the Vienna basin is so wonderful – and I try to express all of this in my wines.”

– Fritz Wieninger

Bisamberg

Geologically, the Bisamberg consists of light, sandy loess soil that has excellent water permeability. The subsoil is extremely calcareous. Compared to the Nussberg, the Bisamberg has an average of 20 percent less rain, and 20 percent more wind and sun. Typical wines from the Bisamberg are fruity, fragrant and, with their slightly higher acidity, exude a great deal of freshness. Light wines in particular develop extremely well; in the stronger range, the Chardonnays and all red wines are very expressive.

Nussberg

At the Nussberg, the soil features shell and weathered limestone, with limestone rock forming the subsoil. This ancient alpine bedrock, interspersed with quartz veins, was formed as a steep terrain by submarine landslides. All of this together has a positive effect on the quality of the wines – they are very expressive and exude excellent minerality. The Nussberg is ideal for growing all Gemischter Satz grape varieties, which include Riesling, Grüner Veltliner and Traminer. The wines, mainly the stronger, robust versions, are certainly archetypal. Due to the heavier soil and the high lime content, the wines tend to have a creamy texture and dark fruit tones along with moderate acidity and a pronounced minerality.

Ried Falkenberg

This vineyard lies on the Bisamberg, and its subsoil consists of Viennese sandstone with a surface covering of weathered sands resulting from marine deposits that had eroded over time. Loess plays a somewhat minor role on this high-lying eastern slope. The Ried, or cru, designation refer to the importance of birds in the area, particularly in connection with additional income for landowners – for example, bird-catching from an increasing bird population, and falcon breeding. The highly elegant Wiener Gmischter Satz DAC from Ried Falkenberg has been bottled since 2018 as a special edition for the JRE (Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe) association of young top chefs.

Size Wieninger Elevation Slope Exposure
12,5 ha 2,78 ha 228 - 270 m OSO
Größe 12,5 ha
Wieninger 2,78 ha
Seehöhe 228 - 270 m
Neigung
Ausrichtung OSO

Ried Herrnholz

Just below and to the east of Ried Falkenberg is a plateau with a gentle, south-facing slope, where weathered marine deposits and the loess developed by drifting sand hold equal importance. The site takes its name from the neighbouring Herrnholz woods. Our liveliest Grüner Veltliner as well as a striking tranche of aromatic Pinot Noir Select and Grand Select begin life in this particularly light soil.

Size Wieninger Elevation Slope Exposure
13,6 ha 1,64 ha 204 - 225 m SSW
Größe 12,5 ha
Wieninger 2,78 ha
Seehöhe 228 - 270 m
Neigung
Ausrichtung OSO

Ried Ulm

This vineyard at the Nussberg is situated on an ancient marine terrace with a subsoil of Viennese sandstone. There is a high limestone content, and the surface is marked by marine deposits that had remained uneroded after the sea’s retreat. The name, according to history, refers to a donated tree nursery here back in 1348. In technical terms, “Olm” is a local word for a highly beneficial calcareous soil. Formerly known as Wiener Gemischter Satz Nussberg, this extremely individual wine is now designated as the Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC Ried Ulm, and has long enjoyed cult status.

Size Wieninger Elevation Slope Exposure
3,6 ha 3,6 ha 204 - 250 m 10° - 12° SSO
Größe 3,6 ha
Wieninger 3,6 ha
Seehöhe 204 - 250 m
Neigung 10° - 12°
Ausrichtung SSO

Ried Rosengartel

The bedrock with calcareous sandstone extends along the Rosengartel vineyard and even rises at points to the surface. It contains large amounts of weathered limestone sands, which were formed by the erosion of marine deposits. In addition to a high lime content, the soil also features significant quartz inclusions. The term “Rosengarten” was very popular in the Middle Ages, although it often had various other meanings besides that of “rose garden”. Today, the Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC and Riesling from this fillet of the Nussberg are, for us, the embodiment of great Viennese wine
culture.

Size Wieninger Elevation Slope Exposure
1,6 ha 0,88 ha 232 - 262 m 12° SSO
Größe 1,6 ha
Wieninger 0,88 ha
Seehöhe 232 - 262 m
Neigung 12°
Ausrichtung SSO

Ried Preussen

The high quartz component of the sandstone along with the low lime content create a synergistic
effect. The bedrock with its calcareous sandstone and interspersed with marine sediments, reaches up to the surface. The eponym of this site was the Crown Counsel, Heinrich Preussel, who possessed the Urfar, or landing port, of Nussdorf, as a fief from 1277 to 1288. Here, today, we love our Riesling and Grüner Veltliner, with both representing the top of their varieties at the top of our assortment.

Size Wieninger Elevation Slope Exposure
12,2 ha ha 1,11 ha 210 - 325 m 12° S
Größe 12,2 ha
Wieninger 1,11 ha
Seehöhe 210 - 325 m
Neigung 12°
Ausrichtung S

Ried Kaasgraben

This vineyard is located in the lower part of Sievering, where marine deposits are not abundant. The alpine bedrock with its mineral components give the soil special distinction. First mentioned in a document in 1281, the name Kaasgraben derives from the area’s once cloudy, iron rich springs, called Käswasser. The Grüner Veltliner from Ried Kaasgraben is highly expressive, strongly influenced by the minerality of the soil.

Size Wieninger Elevation Slope Exposure
3,2 ha 0,68 ha 290 - 325 m SO
Größe 3,2 ha
Wieninger 0,68 ha
Seehöhe 290 - 325 m
Neigung
Ausrichtung SO
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