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Since the 2008 vintage, wine-legally defined DAC area (specific wine-growing region) in the Austrian wine-growing region of Lower Austria (generic wine-growing region). See under Kamptal.

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.

Wine-growing communities

The wine-growing centre of the Kamptal wine-growing region is the largest Austrian wine-growing municipality in terms of vineyard area, Langenlois, with the cadastral municipalities of Gobelsburg, Haindorf and Zöbing. Other municipalities are Etsdorf, Hadersdorf, Kammern, Lengenfeld, Schönberg, Sittendorf, Straß im Straßertale and Walkersdorf. The best-known vineyard is the above-mentioned Zöbinger Heiligenstein; others are Bleckenweg, Gaisberg, Grub, Dechant, Fahnberg, Fraupoint, Hasel, Hiesberg, Käferberg, Kalvarienberg, Kogelberg, Ladner, Lamm, Letten, Loiserberg, Liß, Panzaun, Sauberg, Schenkenbichl, Seeberg, Spiegel, Sonnwendberg, Stangl, Steinhaus, Steinmassl, Tagler and Wechselberg.

Kamptal - topographische Karte

Grape variety index

In 2022, the vineyards covered a total of 3,574 hectares of vines. Compared to 2015 with 3,907 hectares, this was a reduction of 333 hectares (8.5%). The proportion of red wine varieties is 19%, the proportion of white wine varieties 81%. It dominates undisputedly with over half of the stock Grüner Veltliner, followed by Zweigelt, Riesling and Müller-Thurgau.

Grape variety
Austrian
main name

in Austria
authorised synonyms

colour

HA
2022

%
2022

HA
2015

%
2015

Grüner Veltliner White plum white 1.965 55,0 1.982 50,7
Zweigelt Blauer Zweigelt, Rotburger red 456 12,8 520 13,3
White Riesling Riesling Rhine Riesling white 361 10,1 397 10,2
Müller-Thurgau Rivaner white 149 4,1 243 6,2
Chardonnay Morillon - not used in Lower Austria white 97 2,4 87 2,2
Pinot Blanc Pinot Blanc, Klevner white 79 2,2 85 2,2
Muscat Yellow M., Red M. / Muscat Blanc white 72 2,0 50 1,3
Frühroter Veltliner Malvasia white 45 1,3 60 1,5
Sauvignon BlancSauvignon...

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