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Achleiten

Reed or vineyard site (also Achleithen) in the municipality of Weißenkirchen in the Austrian wine growing region Wachau. It was first mentioned in documents as early as the 9th century. In 1314 it was mentioned with "an der Echleiten" (slope with oaks). The extremely steeply terraced vineyards, which face west to south-east and have a slope gradient of up to 77% at an altitude of 209 to 358 metres above sea level, comprise 23 hectares of vineyards. They lie on deep primary rock soils with a loamy layer. The sandy top soil is enriched with some humus to a depth of about 50 cm. These have a high water storage capacity. Above all, the white wine varieties Grüner Veltliner and Riesling are cultivated here. The property is shared by over 50 owners, some of whom have very small areas, including the Domäne Wachau, Holzapfel Karl, Jamek Josef, Kartäuserhof, Pichler Rudi, Prager, Schneeweis and Schneeweiss Anton wineries. In the neighbourhood is the Klaus vineyard.

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