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Kaiserberg (reed Austria)

The vineyard is located in the community of Dürnstein in the Lower Austrian wine growing region Wachau. It is located between the municipalities of Dürnstein and Weißenkirchen between the vineyards Buschenberg and Liebenberg. According to an unverifiable legend, the name goes back to Emperor Charlemagne (742-814), who is said to have camped here with the Frankish army. Probably, however, a family name is the origin of this name.

Kaiserberg mit Subriede Lichtensteinerin in Dürnstein (Wachau, NÖ)

The steeply terraced vineyards, which face south to south-east, are situated at an altitude of 203 to 376 metres above sea level and have a slope of up to 73% (36°). They comprise 15 hectares of vineyards. The southeastern part of the Kaiserberg is formed by the Lichtensteinerin subriede. The steeply terraced vineyards, which face south to south-east, at an altitude of 207 to 302 metres above sea level, have a slope gradient of up to 66% and cover five hectares of vineyard area. The barren soils consist of paragneiss and granite weathering. The main varieties cultivated here are Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. The producers Domäne Wachau, Pomaßl and Prager, for example, have shares in the vineyard.

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