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Large historic winery and winegrowers' cooperative in the municipality of Loiben in the Lower Austrian winegrowing region of Wachau on the left bank of the Danube. In the more than 1000 years of its development, it has made a significant contribution to Austrian wine history and wine culture. It is one of the oldest wineries in Austria and the world. The beginnings date back to the year 860, when King Ludwig the German (804-876) donated the "Liupna" estate (today's Oberloiben) to the Salzburg church. The estate subsequently became the centre of colonisation and reclamation in the area. In 1002, King Henry II (973-1024) gifted the Tegernsee monastery "two hooves in the east in the village of Liupna", which led to the planting of new vineyards in Unterloiben and the construction of a large farmstead (later the Dinstlgut and vicarage), cellars and a press house. By the 18th century, the estate had expanded to include the Supperin, Oberhauser and Schütt vineyards. The properties in Oberloiben and Unterloiben remained the property of the church until 1802, when it was briefly administered by the Nikolaihof in Mautern as an Imperial and Royal State Vineyard and then became the property of the count.

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