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Holler

Reed or vineyard site (also Hollstoand'l) in the municipality of Dürnstein in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region Wachau. The name is derived from the Middle High German "holin" (hollow). The name refers to what is probably the oldest name of a vineyard in the Wachau region in 1019. The "holin" probably refers to an area at the foot of the Höhereck, which together with the Watstein indicated the border of the village of Dürnstein. It is the slope foot area between the reed Kellerberg and the reed Höhereck.

Hollerin - Dürnstein (Wachau, NÖ)

The south-facing, partly terraced vineyards at an altitude of 206 to 253 metres above sea level have a slope gradient of up to 41% and comprise 4.5 hectares of vineyards on deep soils mixed with alluvial soil. In the terraced areas, Gföhler gneiss is the basic material for soil formation, while in the flat vineyards at the foot of the slopes the vines are rooted in shifted, weathered and somewhat decalcified loess. The varieties cultivated here are mainly Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. A Riesling from this vineyard was served in the Belvedere in Vienna on 15 May 1955 on the occasion of the signing of the Austrian State Treaty. Other wines served are the Dürnsteiner brand wines Flohhaxn and Katzensprung. The Alzinger, Hutter Fritz, Pichler Franz Xaver, Prager and Schmidl Theresa wineries, for example, have shares in the vineyard.

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