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Goldeck

Famous reed (location) in the two municipalities Baden and Bad Vöslau in the Lower Austrian wine growing region Thermenregion. It was acquired by the Austrian winegrowing pioneer Robert Aldwin Schlumberger (1814-1879) in 1843. There he planted the French grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot as well as Blauer Portugieser for the first time in Austria. From the latter he pressed his worldwide famous "Vöslauer white sparkling wine", which later became "Vöslauer Goldeck", the oldest protected wine brand in Austria. In 1878 Schlumberger received the title "Edler von Goldeck" for his merits. Originally the reed covered 120 hectares. In the 1930s, the vineyard was parcelled out and sold, but today it is only ten hectares in size. The soil consists of calcareous gravel, on which the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are traditionally cultivated.

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