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One of the eight specific wine-growing regions in the Austrian federal state or generic wine-growing region of Lower Austria. The name was given to the area west of Vienna by the 153 kilometre long Kamp river, which flows through it from Schönberg in the north to Hadersdorf in the south and flows into the Danube near Krems. There is evidence of viticulture here since at least the early Middle Ages. Until 1993, the two now independent wine-growing regions of Kamptal and Kremstal were united under the name Kamptal-Donauland.

Kamptal - Langenlois mit dem Heiligenstein im Hintergrund

Climate & soils

The predominant soil types are loam, loess, gravel and primary rock soils. The climate is characterised by hot, Pannonian influences and cool currents from the Waldviertel. The amount of precipitation is rather low; there is often fog in spring, autumn and winter. A special feature is the famous Heiligenstein near Zöbing-Langenlois, made of desert sandstone with volcanic elements, whose name refers to the "hellish" solar radiation (exposure) with a hot, dry microclimate. The alternation between hot days and cool nights gives the wines lively acidity.

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